Hi, I'm Jalal Ahmed, a 2D Artist specializing in Prep/Clean-up with a fiery passion to learn more about the 2D side of the pipeline and furthering my skills in VFX as a whole. I've placed myself on a path to only expand my knowledge further and use it to my advantage for my VFX career as I hope to get a job as a 2D/Prep Artist and be given the chance to participate in future projects and use my skills in the film industry.
GET TO KNOW JALAL
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Unpredictable, Tech Savvy, Artistic, Energized and Joyous.
If you were an animal, which one would you be? and why?
I'd be a wolf because, like wolves, I can be very playful and caring. I hold loyalty very high and like to surround myself with good people with whom I can learn and grow together.
What job position would excite you the most to start your career with?
A 2D Prep Artist as its something that I've enjoyed doing the most as I was studying. It even led me to branch out and do my own research and my own projects which further sparked my passion for this role.
Describe a challenge that you had to overcome in your group projects.
One challenge I needed to overcome was meeting deadlines for dailies. This was difficult with my timetable at home which affected the project but, with careful planning and scheduling, I was able to work around it and meet those deadlines successfully.
Would you rather be a wizard, Jedi or superhero? and why?
I'd be a wizard; mostly because I like blending in with the crowd. I'm all about the "hidden in plain sight" and revealing myself when the time comes for dramatic affect, of course.
Which movie inspired you the most to choose this career path?
Doctor Strange' (I've watched it seven times and I'll continue to do so as long as I have eyes :D)
What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?
When I was able to help my fellow classmates, using my own knowledge, giving me and others the chance to grow as artists.