University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Academy for Creative Media (ACM) animation graduate Jennifer Migita was selected as 1 of 8 Pixar animation interns from more than 2,000 national applicants. Migita is currently in Emeryville, California at the headquarters of Pixar Animation Studio—creator of classic animated films as The Incredibles, Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
Migita graduated the ACM Animation Program in 2013. When Pixar Animation Studio visited the ACM Animation Program in November 2016 Migita was introduced to the studio recruiters and their head of animation. She specializes in character animation, one of the most difficult to master among the 3D animation career paths.
Pixar Animation Studio has the highest qualitative standards for animation interns and a very low acceptance rate. The internship is highly competitive and is targeted by animation students from across the country. Each year 25 interns across various production disciplines are accepted for a paid summer internship at the Emeryville studio.
Migita’s substantial accomplishment has inspired local students to pursue their dreams of animating for the feature film industry.