Definitely don’t have blinders on of ‘I just want to work at Pixar’
Basically get as much experience as you can, anywhere you can and do the best possible job you can. Ultimately you have to do the not-so-great jobs in order to get to the one you want.
Once you get complacent, that's the danger. You've got to always be pushing!
With my department (animation) we’re looking for people who are great actors or that show tremendous potential. If they have some serious acting skills, we will take a chance. That’s half the battle you know, really finding those types of people.Inspired by Andrew Gordon from Pixar.