Twitter has become one of the most unique social media tools allowing its user base to have a digital connection to people and companies that they admire the most. On Monday, December 19, the Pixar Recruiting team held a very informative Twitter Q&A session – answering more than 100 questions in just over an hour. If these types of Q&A sessions sound familiar – you’ll remember that director Andrew Stanton and most recently director Lee Unkrich both held impromptu Q&A’s while experiencing travel delays.
The Pixar Recruiting team did a wonderful job tackling a broad range of topics and sharing invaluable information with those who submitted their questions. This also reminded us of the Steve Job’s video, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help”, where he states, “Most people never pick up the phone, most people never ask, and that’s what separates sometimes, the people that do things between the people that just dream about them”.
Is it possible for some1 who has no formal film-related xperience but is extremely interested in Pixar to get a job there? @PixarRecruiting
@PixarRecruiting Hi, and thanks for hosting this! Do you ever do internships for experienced (Gen IT) people who want to work @ Pixar?
@PixarRecruiting Do technical interns contribute to PIxar’s feature films or short?
@PixarRecruiting What advice would you have for a college sophomore applying for a marketing internship?
@PixarRecruiting When looking at student reels (for internships), do you prefer the reel that is flawless or the one that has potential?
@PixarRecruiting For PUP many different types of application materials are suggested, which do you most like to see?
@PixarRecruiting What is the most creative, striking thing you’ve seen in a story/anime reel that lead to hiring the artist?
@PixarRecruiting Can you tell me a little bit about the interview process? Assuming there is one.
@PixarRecruiting for TD effects internship, what kind of work do you look for in a reel?Does having Live Action film experience help?
@PixarRecruiting How much does being an intern affect your chances of being hired later down the road?
@PixarRecruiting Is it OK to have a degree in animation but apply to work in art or story?
@PixarRecruiting what is your least favorite thing people do when trying to get a job at Pixar? (Besides tweeting at you)
@PixarRecruiting I am applying to the story internship. What should I definitely have in my portfolio? What are things to avoid?
@PixarRecruiting since a lot of editing software is very similar, is being proficient in the one Pixar uses required for an intern?
@PixarRecruiting Is there a career path from architecture school to Pixar, designing settings? Many people there with that background?