Oh my how time flies. Yesterday I had the chance to go to Walt Disney Animations’ Open House. It was a super nostalgic and inspiring event. And, as my friend Elsa pointed out, yesterday was the day we had started in the training program at Disney TWO YEARS ago!!! Craziness! Some day I will make a bigger post about the year I spent there, and hopefully share some of the work I did. I never really shared much about being in the program while it was happening, honestly because I was just so busy. I was a story trainee and my mentor was the talented and hilarious Nicole Mitchell. It was such a spectacular time and it was amazing to learn and work with the amazing artists there.
For now here are some photos from Fall of 2012.
I was at studio for the release of Wreck-It Ralph, which was really cool. I was compelled to make some 8-bit art a lot of the time. I made sprites of everyone in our group:
Starting from the top left its: Bobby, Paul, Elsa, Sabrina, Carlos, Me, Sunmee, Brittney, Michael, Scott, Matt, Tyler, Trent, Andrew, Uri, and Jorge.
We were the very last group to be under the Talent Development name. The program is now the Apprentice program.
I was Ralph for Halloween and had a blast roaming the studio that day:
I got to use characters from the film for an assignment too. Can’t show it, but here’s a post it of Sour Bill from crunch time:
Got my ears:
It was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience and I learned more in 12 months then I did in all my years of school. I was feeling super nostalgic yesterday, so I thought I’d share. Cheers!