Thankfully in my last years of Escape I have been encouraged to explore what specific job role I would want coming out of my degree. Flashing back to the first 2 years of Escape I was mostly surrounded with 3D modelling, lighting and look development. This is because our projects were mostly based on these skills. It was only in the final year that I got to move on and experiment in the skills we wanted. For me I wanted to experiment with elements of character FX. More specifically I chose groom and hair simulations.
GET TO KNOW CIAN
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB TO START YOUR CAREER WITH?
Junior Groom Artist.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.
Creative, Motivated, Assiduous, Team-Player, Problem-Solver.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
Some American Football and Photography.
IF YOU WERE AN ANIMAL, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU BE? AND WHY?
DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM JOB.
Character FX Artist.
TELL US OF AN ACHIEVEMENT YOU'RE PROUD OF.
Creating a full CG character.
DESCRIBE A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME IN YOUR GROUP PROJECTS.
Problem solving on the render farm, turning failed blank frames into high quality frames by checking data logs and adjusting the scene to fix the problem.
WOULD YOU RATHER BE A WIZARD, JEDI OR SUPERHERO? AND WHY?
WHICH MOVIE INSPIRED YOU THE MOST TO CHOOSE THIS
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE VFX SEQUENCE.
The opening of Transformers 2 where Optimus Prime jumps out of an AC130.