Yesterday we had the best speaker ever. Mark Andrews or Mandrews, Brad Bird's story guy. He was the man that saved Ratatouille and the genius behind One man Band. He has probably been the best speaker so far and based off of the huge showing of upper class-men I'm guessing he is one of the best we will have. He showed us some boards from the Incredibles and some boards he did for a myth, a similar assignment he gives to his interns. He gave us some great advice for story portfolios, e.g. only show the best part of the boards, don't show the whole story, and no life drawings. Also there, for a guest appearance, was the composer for the Incredibles, Michael Giacchino. Mandrews was very inspiring and really made me want to board after he was done. If i got one thing from his lecture it is that "Story is HELL"! But even so I still want to do it. I got both of them to sign my history of Pixar book! Two signatures down!
You can find Mandrews' blog at Tales of Colossus