A little while ago I was invited to the Norwich University of the arts to give a talk on my life as a VFX artist, as well as giving advice on life as a VFX artist working in the VFX industry.
If you’d like me to come and give a talk or teach at your school you can contact me here.
In the talk I cover:
0:00 – What I’ve done so far in my career at Industrial Light and Magic, DNEG & MPC as a VFX compositor.
16:59 – Tips on increasing your odds of getting into the VFX industry.
24:37 – Starting small and working up to the big VFX companies.
27:19 – Don’t be a dick
27:45 – Get yourself a VFX mentor
29:09 – How luck can play a huge part in your life as a VFX artist and how to create your own luck.
30:34 – Embracing the unconventional life that being a VFX artist brings.
32:32 – Knowing when to copy and when to steal
35:05 – Work life balance as a VFX artist
37:10 – Q&A