Laura Macfadyen, Framestore
“I wanted to have a fun job that would make me smile, and a job I could be creative in. While VFX can sometimes mean long hours at a computer, and demanding deadlines, it’s incredibly rewarding too.”
“My tutors were always available to help and give advice and I could arrange to use the facilities at Escape around classes, which was great.”
What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?
Make sure you have direction in what you want to do, and find out what software you’ll need to practice! I used to find online Digital Map Painting (DMP) challenges, archived ones that I could have a go at, at my own pace. Then post your work in forums or on LinkedIn pages, learn from people’s critique and feedback and continue to push your skills. You’ll get noticed!