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I am a 2D Artist who is excited about working with, and learning from, the people in this creative industry. During my studies, I have taken on any opportunity that has come my way and have learnt so much about the VFX pipeline, various 2D skills and working both in a team and individually - all from the successful projects I have been lucky to be a part of and have learnt even more from the countless mistakes, struggles and failures. I am eager to continue my journey and can’t wait to keep growing and developing my skills.

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GET TO KNOW KOREN

What hobbies do you have?

Before entering into the film industry, I originally wanted to follow my interest in sewing and fashion, a hobby I have kept to this day. I taught myself how to play the ukulele, although I do not have the voice to accompany it. I enjoy painting while Bob Ross is encouraging me and I delight in treating my poor back to a good yoga session.

If you were an animal, which one would you be and why?

I would be a giraffe. Not only because I am very tall, but because they are gentle, patient and very observant animals. They travel as a group to create collective strength and are loyal to those around them. They teach us to take a higher-level look at each situation to gain perspective. Also their excellent vision would help me quality check my work.

What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?

I think my attention to the details, and little things, is my biggest strength, alongside my self-initiative to finding solutions and improving my work. However, because I can be self-reliant and enjoy solving problems myself, I've struggled with asking for help when I need it. I understand that there are experts around me that have specific knowledge and skills I can learn from. Whilst I am still working on it, I have been able to produce better work in a more time-efficient way as a result of getting help from those around me.

Tell us an achievement you're proud of.

I am very proud of the fact that our student film `Russell´ has gone on to win awards at festivals. After facing so many challenges and issues during the project, I would have never thought that it would receive any attention on the festival circuit. It was very rewarding to be recognised for our hard work and, although there is a lot that could be improved on, I am proud of what we achieved as a team.

Describe your favourite VFX sequence.

The Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King' will always be one of my favourite films. The visual effects in this film series is mind blowing for the time, but especially the final battle where the Oliphaunts come into the fight is an unforgettable sequence for me. I love how the trilogy only ever used CGI when it needed to and blended it perfectly with practical effects.

If your life was a movie what would it be?

My life would be the 2003 cabin crew dramedy starring Gwyneth Paltrow. After dreaming of becoming an international flight attendant she soon realises that flying to exotic places doesn't make her happy and gives up the flying career in favour of love. Swap Mark Ruffalo for a career in VFX and you have my life!

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

Working on the final project `Post Mortem´ was the most memorable time for me. Not only was I lucky enough to work with the most hard-working, driven and kind creatives, but I had the honour of being turned into a digi-double, which not many people can claim.