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My name is Cameron Shanks. I'm a 2D VFX Artist who is very detailed oriented and works well in a team. I'm a hard, tenacious worker that takes creative direction well and wants to learn from experienced like-minded individuals. I'm looking to start in the industry as either a Roto/Prep Artist or Junior Compositor at a studio that appreciates my passion and dedication towards VFX.



Describe yourself in 5 words.

Reliable, Creative, Ambitious, Humble and Funny.

What three things would you take to a desert island? and why?

Firstly, I would bring sun cream because I burn easily. As well as being on a deserted island, I think getting skin cancer is just going to make that experience a whole lot worse. Secondly, I think a camera would be great. It would be amazing to document it for better or for worse. Finally, a book goes a long way. All that free time would be a great chance to educate myself.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would love to be comfortable in the industry, working towards becoming a Senior/Lead Compositor.

Tell us an achievement you're proud of.

The achievement that I'm most proud of is being a Lead Compositor on several award-winning films. I can't wait to be a part of an award-winning studio and share this feeling with my colleagues.

Would you rather be a wizard, Jedi or superhero? and why?

I think a wizard is my choice. I like to imagine that a Compositor is secretly a VFX wizard trying to combine elements magically.

Describe your favorite VFX sequence.

My favourite VFX sequence is the black hole scene from 'Interstellar'. I love the way it visualises such an incredible phenomenon with such a tremendous amount of detail, by using complex science to help them create this vision; it's extraordinary.

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

My crowning moment at Escape Studios lies within the progress that I've made on my VFX journey. I started at Escape having no idea of what my future held. However, I quickly found my purpose and knowing what I had to do to reach my goals. Escape helped me to realise and achieve these goals.