Pixar JobsWhen I was seven years old, I submitted a comic strip to the Los Angeles Times. I suppose I wanted fame and fortune, or at least my name in the paper. Unfortunately, I was not an artist in any way, shape, or form, and my stick figures were never published. But if you've harbored similar artistic ambitions and -- here's the catch -- have actual artistic abilities, the best animation studio in the world may have a job for you. Pixar is hiring, according to Anne Thompson at Thompson on Hollywood.

Yes, the studio behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and Up is seeking individuals to serve as indentured slaves animators at their state-of-the-art facility in Emeryville, California, advertising at fine sites such as Cartoon Brew (see the ad at the top of the page). The listing for "animator" (Job #79) at the Pixar site summarizes the position thusly: "Creates the motions, gestures, and expressions of three-dimensional computer graphics characters and objects." Among the qualifications: "Must be open to direction and able to embrace change" and "Ability to use acting skills, which brings characters to life, as well as clearly communicate simple ideas with which an audience can empathize."

It all sounds pretty cool and is worth a daydream or two to look around the Pixar job listings. (I was disappointed, however, that no current openings are listed for "blogger with delusions of grandeur.") So, animators, get your DVD demo reel ready today and you could soon be seeing your name on the big screen.
categories Cinematical