Allan Dias Marques
What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in VFX?
When studying try your best to focus on creating a showreel as that is what will get you a job. When working I'd say always double check what you need to do, it's better to ask for help if you get stuck than waste time working on something and make no progress.
What work are you most proud of working on and is your most notable achievement?
I worked on a short film called JERICH0 for my final year team project at Escape Studios, it was a technically simple project but felt like a huge accomplishment since I played a big role as lead compositor. I really liked being part of a small team and seeing the vfx shots develop all the way from storyboard to final comp. The film ended up winning multiple awards at various film festivals, it even made it to BAFTA student film shortlist.
If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word, what would it be and why?
Specialised. Escape Studios encourages students to specialise in one area, which increases employability by the end of the course.
What's your favourite TV Show and why?
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Epic battles, the amazing world building and character development, it really ticks all the boxes for me. It was after watching Lord of The Rings behind the scenes that I developed a deep interest in filmmaking and Visual Effects.