Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Officially more official than ever

Yesterday I received word that I am to be a permanent employee of Pixar Animation Studios.

Even reading the words I just typed hasn't helped me to realize what has happened. I think that's mostly due to the fact that it was 10.5 months of insanity (in a good way) that led up to this point. I've had to make sacrifices along the way, and had I given any less than my all perhaps I'd be more fanatic about the news, but to be brutally honest the most prominent emotion at the moment is relief.

I can relax.

Kind of. Now we have a film to finish, and while my dedication isn't going to change, I think I'll be able to carry out my daily tasks with the certainty that I deserve to be here. My current contract ends in about 6 weeks, and then its back to NYU for my last semester, where I can take the classes I want to take, instead of those that will "help me get a job". It is going to be a fun time for sure, and when I finish, I'll have an amazing job waiting for me to come back to, on one of the most exciting projects out there!

Cheers to my buddies Jacob and Alex who also received word of their permanence. We're gonna rock this.


Laurin C. said...

Wowwwwww, congratulations!! That's SO wonderful... what a great place to stay at, man! A dream come true, yeah? Gahhh I'd love to work at Pixar, but I have so much more to learn... I'd love to work on story, like design, concepts, boarding, etc... developing. I hope they still have openings when I can come around to them!
but MAN, CONGRATULATIONS! AWESOME! Sounds like you really deserve this; sounds like you worked your butt off!!

Tillie Sain said...

*freaks out*
*freaks out*
*freaks out*

stephen said...

pizza party!

ben said...

congratulations Lou