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as a kid my interests were sports I loved playing outside but more academically I loved math and science when you're for Christmas my mom and dad got me a chemistry set and I went wild but I I almost let the house on fire my first film here at Pixar was partly cloudy it was a short film directed by Pete stone the cloud characters were originally hard surface characters but we use particles to turn them into fluffy cloud characters the thing I like most about being an effects artist is the variety I get to do water fire fireworks smoke dust it's a little bit of everything in effects we always work in teams we split the work into various shots but we're always looking at each other's work comparing each other's techniques solutions to problems it's a very collaborative effort we give and take from each other and we we kind of try to match the look amongst the entire team it effects we usually deal with big hard problems and we almost always get it wrong the first time the second time in in the third time we do things over and over and over again until we get them right for some of the most difficult shots I must have done it at least 15 20 times before I got it right and even then maybe needed a few more iterations to get it exactly right