The fourth Digital Media Arts Summit brought sustainable digital media jobs and ideas to Long Beach last Thursday at the Grand events center. Speakers and groups throughout Long Beach shared their work and stories to those interested in cultivating digital media in the city.
Hosted by the Long Beach Foundation in association with LB Tech, guest speaker Brian Rosen, a programmer and animator from Pixar, who shared the company’s story from its beginnings as a graphic engineering group under George Lucas to its acquisition by Disney in 2006 for over $7 billion. Pixar employs more than 1200 people from software engineers to artists, and is responsible for such box office success stories as, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, and the Toy Story franchise.
Jim Worsham, President and CEO of the Long Beach Foundation, also spoke to VoiceWaves about the goals of the summit, and what he thinks the role of young people may be in creating digital media jobs for themselves here in Long Beach.