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Oh The Places You'll Go and the Things You Oughta Know (Tips for Entering the Industry)

College provides a multitude of tools to propel you toward your career goals. But what are the things they didn’t prepare you for? What types of things can you expect when working in a VFX/animation studio and what can you do to build yourself up on the journey there?

This circle will be catered toward the group’s interests and pursuits and will touch on topics like studio culture, networking, and ways to strengthen your background and skillsets to match industry standards. May also include software demos and industry speakers.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (last year of study)

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  1st and 3rd Monday of the month

Meeting Times:  6:30-8:30pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Lisa Durand

Lisa Durand is a Technical Assistant at Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco. She has been with the company for two years, starting as a render wrangler. Her current role involves managing incoming and outgoing media from clients and throughout the CG pipeline. Some of the projects she is working on right now include Space Jam: A New Legacy and Thor: Love and Thunder. She previously spent a year at Pixar Animation Studios as an Infrastructure Resource Assistant. Lisa double-majored in art and computer science at UC Santa Cruz, home of the stellar banana slugs.

Title/Expertise:  Technical Assistant II

Company:  Industrial Light and Magic

Location:  San Francisco, CA

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