Davide Prato

What course did you study?

Advanced 3D for VFX (18 weeks)

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

I already knew modeling, texturing and lDev before starting the course at Escape Studios but as an amateur; Escape Studios taught me how the industry do 3D, focusing on workflow and tools used by the big companies.

What are you working on at the moment?

I've just finished modeling two Jeagers on "Pacific Rim: Uprising" and now I've moved on "Justice League"

What's your favourite movie and why?

Well, probably it's "The Emperor's New Groove", how could you not love the llamas!

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

I learnt to focus during the lessons and to work hard on my projects; it's really important to make the most of the time spent in class and work on your showreel. In the industry I learnt to always be organised and tidy; it's really likely that other people will inherit your work, or to use it in other ways, and this will make their life easier.

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

Professional. It gives you what you need from being an amateur to a professional in the field

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

Learn as much as you can and be prepared to put a lot of effort into it, all the time spent learning new tools or workflow will be crucial for your career.

Escape Studios taught me how the industry do 3D, focusing on workflow and tools used by the big companies.

Davide Prato