Alessio Bertotti

What course did you study?

Advanced VFX course

How did studying at Escape Studios help you into the world of VFX?

Studying at Escape Studios opened up the possibility to work in major studios outside Italy (my home country). Even if I had already some experience in commercials and film, it was very difficult to get into the main production companies, but after studying at Escape, with more knowledge of compositing, but also some good tips in how to apply and present myself, it was definitely working better.

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working as freelance VFX Artist around Europe and teaching Compositing and Motion Graphics as an Italian master. I worked in commercials, feature films, TV series and music videos in companies like: Trixter, Pixomondo, Important Looking Pirates, Smoke & Mirrors, Rushes, Fieldtrip, Partizan, World Wide FX, Absolute Post, Saddington Baynes, Unit Media.

What's your favourite movie and why?

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in VFX?

I started working around 2007, moving around between different companies. What I learnt is that every person you meet and every company you go to, there is always something new to learn. So it is a must to be open to suggestions, critics and always trying to make the best work possible.

If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word what would it be and why?

Intense. I did only the last 6 weeks of course, as I was already working as a Compositor and 3D Generalist, so I had to make the most out of it. It was a time full of new inputs from teachers and classmates and it was also a good opportunity to make a good piece for the reel in the short time I was studying there, using all the possible resources Escape can offer, like computers, footages, renders and mainly good feedbacks from teachers and assistants.

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

If you want to embark on a career in VFX, you must be really passionate about everything that is related to images and visual elements, you have to enjoy taking on difficult challenges and of course you must feel at home in front of a computer, as a VFX artist, your workspace is your dojo!

My time at Escape Studios was a good opportunity to make a good piece for the reel in the short time I was studying there, using all the possible resources they had to offer, like computers, footages, renders and mainly good feedbacks from teachers and assistants.

Alessio Bertotti