Allyn Lawson

Why VFX?

Allyn was inspired by the magic of VFX from an early age. “I think the defining moment would have to be seeing Jurassic Park for the first time. Later on, films like The Matrix came out, and then Lord of the Rings. I didn’t just enjoy the VFX, I wanted to figure out how they were done and create my own.” To date, he has worked on a whole range of projects, from major brands like Nike, Ford, BT and Virgin, to renowned TV shows such as Merlin and Dr Who.

Why Escape?

“Escape was the clear choice for me. I wanted to create VFX and that’s exactly what my course has allowed me to do. I learnt exactly what I needed to create shots, giving me the knowledge to produce my showreel and be useful and employable straight after my studies. Now, my working day can vary significantly from job to job. On a typical day I’ll have a number of shots I’m working on, whether it’s FX, modelling, camera tracking, lighting, rendering, the list goes on.”

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

“The advice I’d give to anyone wanting a career in VFX is to make yourself as useful and dedicated as possible, and enjoy finding your strengths.”

What course did you study?

18 week VFX Professional

Escape was the clear choice for me. I wanted to create VFX and that’s exactly what my course has allowed me to do. I learnt exactly what I needed to create shots, giving me the knowledge to produce my showreel and be useful and employable straight after my studies.

Allyn Lawson, The Mill