Kim Adams (2017) - Cre8con - Portland Creative Conference

Kim Adams (2017)

Kim Adams - 2017 Portland Creative Conference speaker

Kim Adams

Virtual Reality Producer (Oculus Story Studio, Google Spotlight Stories), Animation Producer (Pixar)

Kim Adams most recently was the Head of Production at Emmy Award-winning
Oculus Story Studio, a team at Oculus that focused on narrative virtual reality
content. Before Oculus, Kim transitioned into VR at Google Spotlight Stories, where
she produced Rain or Shine with partner Nexus Productions, and Special Delivery,
with Aardman Animations.

From 2009-2013, Kim was a Producer at Pixar Animation Studios, where she played
an integral role in the creation of Pixar Canada. Adams led the creation of Pixar’s
“Toons” / Short Film division, heading a team of 125 across two companies in two
countries. She worked very closely with John Lasseter in producing Toy Story and
Cars short-form content. Partnering with eight new directors, she produced 13 short
films while shepherding the development of a multitude of additional Pixar shortformat

Previous to Pixar, Kim served as a visual effects producer on several films including
Apocalypto, where she was on location in the jungles of Mexico for seven months.
She also worked at Asylum Visual Effects on films such as Master and Commander,
which was nominated for an Oscar for visual effects.

Kim began her journey in the industry working her way up the editorial ranks on
major feature films with such Academy Award winning masters as Walter Murch and
Francoise Bonnot. Her first job in the industry was as an intern at George Lucas’
Industrial Light and Magic.