Where can a find accepted Pixar portfolios?
Also, some portfolios that weren't accepted would be good, I would like to see what people are doing to get a job there.
Also, would I need a portfolio to get an internship?
Pixar does sponsor internships in the 3D department, 2D unlikely.
They have need for only a handful of 2D artists and they're already of exceptional caliber.
I found this in the Intern FAQ "Pixar offers internships in Animation, Technical Direction, Production Management, Story, Marketing, Engineering and Editorial. ".
Animation, production management, and story sound cool, what would they mean by animation, and story?
I'm trying to answer these myself but I don't have any experience with interning or pixar
Animation would involve animating using 3D software.
Story would be writing, storyboarding, or both.
Pixar definitely does have an art department internship. At least as of a few weeks ago, it was listed on their site. I don't know anyone who has gotten one, though.
I guess this isn't exactly what you're looking for but it's pretty close.
If I were you, I'd get on Linked-in, look for artists who work at Pixar or previously worked at Pixar for a good amount of time, check out their portfolios on their profiles and get an idea of what caliber of work Pixar possibly looks for.
Some artists even document their artwork through the years on the portfolio sites, so you can look back based on their history to see what their skill level was at certain points of their career.
And why would you care about portfolios that weren't accepted? That baffles me. Sort of like keeping track of folks who didn't make the NFL.
To get a sense of the level of work from artists at Pixar, besides obviously watching their work, read the credits and see if they have blogs or websites. Seems pretty straight-forward.
It's not too hard to find concept art from Pixar movies online and that should provide you with enough information as to what they are looking for.
Cut the kid a break. You can't expect a 13yr old to know this stuff.
Hey, thanks for the replies everyone.
I know where I'm going with this which is to just work on my skills like Arshes Nei suggested,
and it's fine of what you say, I hear the critiques in art school are way worse.