Another instalment from team talent
Friday, November 30, 2012
It's been a while since team talent updated us, so here is Tom
Knight to talk us through where in the world he's been and what
he's been up to in the latter part of 2012…
First up, adding to the French invasion in Soho, we have Michael
Balthazart currently working for us who studied at ARTFX in
Montpellier. Michael's graduation film Voile Noir is
well worth a watch, he's definitely a rising star.
Two of our ex-runners, Marta Carbonell Amela and Ryan Smith,
were given the chance to complete the Maya Core program at Escape
Studios earlier this year. It was a fantastic opportunity for the
guys and now they are working within our 3D commercials department.
During the course they created a project each, a still from 'Boats'
and 'The Pool Table' below. Both projects apparently involved a lot
of long nights and massive amounts of hair pulling.
I caught up with them recently to get their feedback on the
"If it wasn't for The Mill and Escape Studios I wouldn't of
reached my dream of becoming a 3D artist, thank you to everyone for
their support." - Ryan Smith
"From the start my ambition was to work in the commercials 3D
team. The last two years have been a journey for me going from
being a runner, to escape studios to being promoted into the 3D
commercials department. I've learned so much and now my new
ambition is to develop into an experienced and skilled 3d
artist." - Marta Carbonell Amela
Here they are, basking in their success:
In other news, the BBC have commissioned an educational series
aimed at introducing computer programming to 8-11 year olds. The
Mill offered to show how we use programming every day in our VFX
work and to inspire children about the possibilities of technology.
A pair of local Soho school children came in and met three of our
VFX artists, Tom Raynor, Cat Harris and Rosemary Chester, to form
part of the programme. Their definite highlight of the day was when
they were composited into the Dalek coliseum from the first episode
of the new series of Dr Who!
Finishing on a completely different note, life drawing is
storming back on the scene! Our London employees enjoyed the
previous classes so much that they demanded a return. Our first
class is starting on January 10th so I'll update you in the new
year with a link to the latest and greatest sketches.