Catarina Goncalves, Double Negative

What course did you study?

Compositing for VFX

Why VFX?

As far back as she can remember, VFX has always played a major part in Catarina’s life, so she decided to turn it into a career! “My favourite VFX shot would have to be from Jurassic Park – the one where they see the Brachiosaurus! The idea that you can alter reality has always appealed to me and with VFX, there are no limitations on what you can achieve.

Why Escape?

Catarina credits her course for preparing her with the studio-ready skills employers are looking for. “You learn a lot within a short amount of time and everyone is really supportive, which meant a lot to me as I didn’t know anyone in the UK at the time.''

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

“I’m enjoying every step of the journey towards my dream job and in five years’ time, I hope to be working as an artist at Double Negative in compositing, rotoscope, prep work…the opportunities are endless! That’s the advice I’d give to anyone thinking about a career in VFX, go for it and enjoy it, because getting to where you want to be is really fun!”

You learn a lot within a short amount of time and everyone is really supportive, which meant a lot to me.

Catarina Goncalves, Double Negative