Because the crew size was relatively small on Toy Story, I was able to take on the task of the modeling, rigging and shading of Woody in addition to my supervising duties. Working with Bob Pauley who designed Woody was my favorite part.
I’m currently working on an unannounced Pixar feature film where we are in ‘look development’ for the main characters. It’s a very challenging film technology-wise, so it’s a lot of fun working with a small team, solving problems and creating new ones.”
Toy Story is still my favorite of all the films I’ve worked on at Pixar. Special film, special people, special technology, special place in time for computer animation. I feel very privileged and lucky to be part of it.
“I was the Supervising Technical Director on the original Toy Story, which meant I oversaw all technology aspects of the film as well as supervising approximately 70 technical directors who worked on it during its 3 years of production.