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From Blender to Pixar, with Colin Levy - Interview


Andrew Price interviews Colin Levy on how he went from making short films in his backyard to getting a job at Pixar.

Chapter marks:

  • 2:17 Interview start - Colin's childhood making films
  • 22:22 Challenges directing Sintel
  • 26:44 Bombing his first Pixar interview
  • 32:04 The decision to leave Pixar
  • 38:25 Importance of being able to explain your work
  • 41:00 How important is feedback?
  • 50:17 Seeing your work on the big screen, and the effect you have
  • 53:02 Deep work vs shallow work
  • 56:38 The advantages of being a generalist
  • 1:05:25 Don't trust your school curriculum

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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