Simone Cillani

How did studying at Escape Studios help you into the creative industry?

Escape Studios, with its high end professional course, gave me all the essentials I needed to join the industry. I not only learned all the essential recipe to deliver from scratch a complete shot but also helped me to improve and to show to a big company my VFX reel.

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently, I am lead effects TD at Framestore and recently we wrapped “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” and now we are starting on the classico disney “Lady and the Tramp”

What work are you most proud of working on and what is your most notable achievement?

With seven years of experience it’s hard to really hard to point to bring it to specific show that I worked on. I started doing some splashy blood job simulation for 300:Rise of the Empire, passing by space explosion with funky slow motion on Guardians of the Galaxy, dressing all the different stormy ocean for "the finest hour" back to smoke and fire in "deep water horizon". I completed a jungle with tons of plant and tree simulation for the Andy Serkis movie "Mowgli" and now I'm developing some extraordinary effects for Pokemon.

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

During my time at Escape Studios, I met fantastic friends and teachers with years in the industry. Everything was easy and managable. I had everything I needed to learn VFX. We had a personal tutor that was always at our side answering all our questions which was very helpful.

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

Keep your eyes open but never stop to dream. If you really want it you can make it. It's going to be hard and you will spend day and night understanding impossible super long cryptic graph, but in the end it will be worth it. Don't be shy and try to network with people in the industry to help you.

What course did you study?

Visual Effects Professional

   

Escape Studios, with its high end professional course, gave me all the essentials I needed to join the industry

Simone Cillani