Dan Mason – Pixar
For our professional practices class, we had to interview someone in the industry. I was lucky enough to get a connection with Dan Mason, an animator at Pixar with 20+ years experience in the field. He gave some very insightful and inspiring information about being in the field. The one thing that I really took away is how he talked about the drive that new interns or pixar employees have to succeed. Mason said they all have such drive to do well and work very hard to make some amazing work. It’s amazing enough that he can still keep up with the youngings, but he’s also able to teach them so much. Basically, just strive to do something that you love doing. That’s what my goal in life is. And that’s also why I decided to do an animation for my senior project.