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Ethan Dean



I grew up in Michigan, and met Brent as a teenager touring the animation program. I started in 2012 and graduated in 2015. I worked at Disney Interactive, Moonbot, and Psyop the year after I graduated, and ended up at Pixar the beginning of 2016. I've worked on some great projects in my time at Pixar, and hope to continue making more.

Favorite thing about BYU Animation:

The friends you make and keep.

Any advice for students getting ready to break in the industry?

Work hard, be kind, and get comfortable being uncomfortable. You'll need to take risks, but if you can turn your passion into great work, it will all work out.