What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in VFX?
There’s no such thing as bad feedback. I’ll admit that sometimes I’m extremely bad at following this. When you join the VFX industry you are an artist. No one can take that from you but every artist needs tools to make their vision come to life. Everyone has a different setup, gizmo or random tool that you never used before. When someone criticizes your shot they’re not attacking the artist in you. They’re giving you feedback so you can analyze what you did and look at better ways to get to your result. There’s gonna be a point when that tutor, lead, supervisor or whoever it is, is very tired and nervous about something and might be a little more aggressive. Don’t take it personally. Push through that and try to understand what they noticed that you didn’t and if you can’t do that ask them later to explain it better.There are a few lessons but I feel that if you master this one, you’ll be happier and evolve much faster.
What work are you most proud of working on and is your most notable achievement?
I guess I would have to say the one I’m working on right now! It’s the first big show I’m working on and I got the opportunity to work on some amazing looking shots. I’m super excited for it to come out so everyone can see it!
If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word, what would it be and why?
I would say Thrilling. I moved to London to attend Escape Studios so everything was new for me. Escape Studios for me was a very positive mix. I don’t think I ever learned so much in such a short amount of time. The classes and projects kept the rhythm going pretty fast. As soon as one project was delivered I was already planning the next one. At the same time, the people I met at Escape Studios rapidly became very good friends of mine. The whole team was very friendly and made sure my mind wasn’t thinking about work 24/7 by setting up events and even encouraging some amazing Friday evening pub sessions.
What's your favourite movie and why?
It’s really hard to pick just one! I guess as of right now I would have to say Avengers: End Game. Everything just looks amazing and it’s the final movie from all the characters I followed growing up. The visual effects were amazing but in those three hours, I don’t think I ever got distracted by them. Everything just worked for me. I might have even shed a tear or two.
What course did you study?
I did the MA in Visual Effects Production (Compositing).