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Create your stories the Pixar way

This online experience takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to world-class storytellers.
You'll follow the Pixar process to create a storyreel of your own short story.
inside out storyreel
At every step you'll give & receive ongoing peer feedback in our creative community
At the end, your work will be showcased in an online exhibition featuring Story Xperiential awards!

IS OPEN TO YOUTH (13+) & ADULTS

Starting March 1st, 2023

Artistic experience not required, our program is all about story!

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Completing the program earns you a Story Xperiential certificate and dedicated page for your work.
"Since completing the program, I've created my first animated short film and have gotten an offer to illustrate a book….my journey with Story Xperiental has been the most inspiring, enjoyable, and busy time of my life. I have gotten opportunities I wouldn’t have even dreamt of before this program…” - Makena, Story Xperiential Class of 2022
Derek Thompson...

...has worked professionally for nearly 30 years in a variety of disciplines: storyboarding, visual development & creature design.

Men in Black, The Mummy, Unbreakable, 13 Ghosts, Star Wars: Episode III, Wall-E, Brave, John Carter, The Good Dinosaur, Toy Story that Time Forgot, Incredibles 2, and Pixar's latest release Lightyear.

Chris Siemasko...

...is currently a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios.

Queer Duck, Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age 3 & 4, Epic, Rio & Rio 2, Peanuts, I Am Big Bird, Ferdinand and the upcoming Scrat Tales.

Esteban Bravo...

...co-created the animated short In a Heartbeat as part of his thesis film along with Beth David. Since graduating in 2017, he's worked professionally as a Story Artist, first at Blue Sky Studios and now at Pixar Animation Studios.

In a Heartbeat, An animated music video for Freddie Mercury’s Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow

Margaret Spencer...

began her career in story at Pixar in 2019, in the internship program.

Turning Red, Lightyear, and she is currently working on an unannounced Pixar project.

Hannah Roman...

...is relatively new to Pixar, joining the studio's story team in April 2021. Her thesis film earned a nomination for the Student Academy Award her graduating year.

Ferdinand, Spies in Disguise, the unreleased Nimona, Lightyear.

Christian Roman...

...has been a Story Artist at Pixar Animation Studios since 2007

Toy Story 3 & 4, Cars 3, Onward, and Luca along with almost every Cars and Toy Story short and special, Christian storyboarded on The Simpsons and The Simpsons Movie, helped develop and direct Disney’s Fillmore! and Jake Long: American Dragon.

Jeff Pidgeon...

...is an animator, screenwriter, storyboard artist, and voice actor,

Mighty Mouse, The New Adventures, The Simpsons, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc. and WALL-E. He has voiced a number of Pixar characters including the Aliens from the Toy Story films and Bile in Monsters, Inc.

Connie He...

...Connie He is currently a Story Artist on an upcoming film at Pixar Animation Studios. Connie's graduation film Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale has won 33 international film awards.

Watermelon: A Cautionary Tale, Love, Death & Robots, now working on a new Pixar film coming out in 2024

Along the way you'll learn from different Pixar storytellers.

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Our goal for Story Xperiential is to foster an educational platform for all people to bring their authentic voices and engage in learning free of judgment and ridicule, and where all backgrounds, learning differences and ability levels are welcomed and celebrated for their uniqueness and potential to inspire all of us.

 

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