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Q&A Session with Kit Ho and Jeff Turley of Disney

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Q&A Session with Kit Ho and Jeff Turley

If you missed the Q&A session on Friday, no worries. Juliana Chen was kind enough to take a few notes.

Check it out:

On making connections:

Kit made her connections that landed her first gig by going and meeting the same representative at Siggraph for 3 years. He remembered her, and when he remembered she was graduating, he sent her an offer. (not immediately after Kit graduated though.)

Jeff made his connection to Disney by participating in the Talent Development Program, which was a very rigorous and challenging experience. (he really emphasized how tough it was.)

What really matters is getting your foot in the door, because afterward getting a job will be easier.

Have networking etiquette: don’t be creepy, meet a representative for an honest critique of your work and ask how you can improve, and you only need to meet that representative about the job one time. Any more may be spilling over into the creepy zone.

Be a person people  would like to work with.

On their job:

As a Production Assistant at Disney, Kit has to work in each department at least once.

As an art director, Jeff…directs the art.

Job advice:

Apply everywhere.

Your portfolio should feel personal, like a reviewer can tell what kind of person you are by looking through your portfolio. Aka don’t fill it up purely with classwork.

Sometimes you just have to be at the right place at the right time.

Also, set yourself boundaries, takes breaks.

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Disney at SIGGRAPH 2013 – Making Wreck-it-Ralph Characters in zBrush

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Zac Petroc and Dillon Ekron give you an in depth look at the process that goes into making final characters using ZBrush.

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Check out this snow!

Disney’s movie, Frozen is coming to theaters soon. And I found this SIGGRAPH video that shows how they’ve created snow.

One of my favorite parts is at 1:27 which shows the parameters of the snow. These parameters change how the snow interacts with an object.
Pretty awesome stuff!

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