Leire Lizarraga Sanz
What course did you study?
What are you working on at the moment?
I am a Junior Compositor at UNIT, a post production company based in Soho. We have worked in some cool projects involving movies, tv series, documentaries, music promos… but mostly, advertising.
I am currently working in a full CG Pepsi commercial, but as I normally work in advertising I have different projects very often. That gives me the chance to keep learning every day, as I have to do different things for the different projects: CG compositing, clean up, roto, keying, beauty… Also, I normally get to work in the shot from the start to the final result, and that is as challenging as it is satisfying.
What work are you most proud of working on and is your most notable achievement?
A couple of months ago I worked in Kiddo, a proof of concept teaser which I am very proud of having worked on. It is a full CG project, except for the actress, so there was a lot of compositing to do! I started in Kiddo when I just got my first job and I feel I grew professionally through the project. I worked mostly in keying - a lot of hair keying!- and thanks to it I learnt a lot of interesting ways of getting a good key.
If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word, what would it be and why?
People. I met amazing people during my time at Escape. People in my class were great, I made very good friends that also helped me a lot understanding how nuke works, concepts, etc. Teachers, studio assistants and people in general were always willing to help and were very nice to us. We also met some professionals that were really inspiring: people giving talks at Escape, visits to companies, and at some modules we had professionals giving us feedback in our shots.