We regularly invite artists from all parts of the industry with varied backgrounds to speak with our students. On Wednesday 4th October, we welcomed Cinesite’s Head of Animation, Eamonn Butler, to inspire and educate our students and to give them an opportunity to hear first-hand what it takes to be successful in the creative industries.
Eamonn kicked off the talk with how he got to where he is today. He started his early career in the army before moving to London and working in a variety of creative studios in Soho. He credits putting long hours and ‘working harder than everyone else’ for the reason he’s had such a stellar career, and also for having enough confidence to approach people to ask for more senior roles - he wasn’t one to wait around for opportunities to come to him.
Prior to working at Cinesite, Eamonn was the Head of Animation at Double Negative for over 6 years and he also worked at Walt Disney Feature Animation for almost 10 years. So our students really couldn't have asked for a more awesome first speaker to kick off the new term!