I had a fantastic experience on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th. I was able to get my hands on a ticket to see the Pixar workshop that was organized by Escape Studios. It was a possibly one of the most amazing experiences of my life. One of Pixar's animators Andrew Gordon and one of their storyboard artists Matthew Luhn came to talk to us in a Leicester Square cinema over the space of two days.
Here are the links to their internet sites:-
http://matthewluhn.com/ - Matthew Luhn's Page
http://splinedoctors.com/ - Andrew Gordon's Page
I picked up an awful lot of knowledge from this Pixar fest. I found out more about how they plan out their plots to the films they make, and how to come up with some side-splitting gags.
Anyway, I will go into more detail about cool Pixar methods later on if I so happen to use them, which I think will be likely