Many hands make light and magic

ARTS HUB AUSTRALIA — Venessa Paech picks the brains of two Pixar creatives who have come to town in honour of the ACMI exhibition Pixar: 20 Years of Animation, which will display the talents of the team behind such films as Cars and Finding Nemo.
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ARTS HUB AUSTRALIA — You’re hired to work as an administrative assistant at Pixar, one of the world’s most dynamic film companies. You know it’ll be a hard slog, and everything you know about the business tells you it’ll be years, maybe decades, before you work your way to the top and earn the right to be called a filmmaker yourself (your life long dream). Wrong. Your boss already calls you one.

You’re working for Pixar Animation Studios, whose handiwork will shortly be on show in Australia in a special multi-medium exhibition entitled Pixar: 20 Years of Animation.

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Venessa Paech
About the Author
Venessa has worked as an actor, singer, producer, choreographer, director and writer in New York and Australia. She earned a BFA in Theatre from New York University (Tisch School of the Arts) and an MA in Creative Media from the University of Brighton (UK). She was head of Community for Lonely Planet for several years and is currently Lead Community Manager for Community Engine. She is a published social media scholar and regularly speaks and consults around online communities: clients include Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Live Performance Australia, Ad:tech, Eye For Travel, Media140, Australian TAFE Marketing Association, SitePoint, Social Media Club Melbourne, Print NZ and more. Venessa is the former Editor of Arts Hub Australia.