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I am an eager character animator who is excited about the animated film industry. I'm passionate about learning; as Dr Seus says, "The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." I enjoy learning new tips and tricks to push my animations further. And it seems the more I have learnt, the better my animating skills have gotten. I would love to start my career in 3D animations for adverts and games. I still have a lot more to learn and improve on; these sectors require a quick turnaround, making me learn faster and think smarter.

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GET TO KNOW ROSS

Describe yourself in 5 words.

Comedian, Optimistic, Dedicated, Team-player, Energised.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I have two main hobbies. The first is boxing. Boxing has helped me to understand a lot about self-discipline and determination to achieve a goal. Another hobby I enjoy is stand-up comedy (pre-corona); it helps me get my crazy thoughts out there.

What job position would excite you the most to start your career with?

I would love to be a Character Animator at the start of my career. I've always had a passion for acting and performing, and this is why I love character animation. It allows me to use these skills to create a fun or emotional piece of content. And to me, that's the heart of animation, getting some emotion out of the audience through out characters.

Tell us an achievement you're proud of.

My proudest achievement is my short film Box Bots. I took Box Bots from just a simple concept in my mind through the whole animation/VFX pipeline. My team and I designed the characters and assets ourselves. Directing Box Bots with Jordan Coles taught me a lot about being a good leader and keeping a positive attitude even in challenging situations.

Which animated movie inspired you the most to choose this career path?

Wall-E inspired me to become an animator. One of the hardest things to do as a filmmaker is to create a story that audiences will understand. Wall-E made audiences cry, laugh and be engaged with the story, and the main character was only able to say one word. I believe that this skill can only really be told through animation. I want to eventually be able to make a film that does the same thing.

If your life was a movie what would it be?

My life is like "Spiderman - Into the Spider-verse". I relate a lot to Miles Morales' character. I had much self-doubt until I found a mentor who inspired me to push myself more than I knew was possible. The main thing I can relate to in the films is "So no matter how many hits I take, I always find a way to come back".

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

Directing and creating my first film; "Box Bots".