Aida Berengué

Study: Animation
Alumni

In 2018, Aida Berengué graduated in 2D/3D Animation and Video Games at L’Idem. Since then, she has worked as a 2D animator and concept artist for series, short films and feature films in studios such as Silex Films, Miyu Productions, 2D/3D Animations, B-Water Studios and Teidees Audiovisual.

From her time at the school, Aida values “technique, teamwork, problem-solving skills and adaptation to change”. The four years she spent at L’Idem Barcelona, she explains, “were an intense and very satisfying experience”.

WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING?

I am working as an animator on the film Saule Aveugle, Femme Endormie for Miyu Productions. It is an adaptation of a book of short stories by Haruki Murakami, directed by Pierre Foldes. When finished, you will travel to Viborg to develop a personal project at The Open Workshop artist residency.

COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH?

During the 3rd year of my studies at L’Idem I did an internship at Teidees Audiovisuals and B-Water Studios. Those were my first professional contacts. In 4th year and thanks to the Summit, I found an internship in 2D/3D Animations in Angoulême (France). There I worked as a concept artist and animator for six months. This experience allowed me to open my vision of the Animation sector and, at the same time, to make very interesting contacts. Then, for eight months, I worked as an animator on the series “Culottées”. A production made by Charlotte Cambon and Mai Nguye, based on the comic book by Penélope Bagieu. Surrounded by a mostly female team, I grew a lot as an animator and as a person. In 2020 and together with Silvia Vicente, former student of L’Idem, we directed and animated the opening of Animac 2020. A very special project based on the concept devised by Carles Porta and Carolina Lopez, with music by Josep Maria Baldomà. During the last year, I have worked on several projects with Drasik Studios and I directed the rotoscoping animated videoclip for “The Game”, a dance pop song by the duo Reyko.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO STUDY AT L’IDEM?

I studied the technological baccalaureate, I always drew but I was afraid to dedicate myself fully to it. On my aunt’s recommendation, I went to Animac, the Mostra Internacional de Cinema d’Animació de Catalunya. There I met people who made a living from this and I proved that my dream was possible. And there I discovered L’Idem. I talked to some students and I found out about the academic proposal. I got the feeling that it was a serious school that trained professionals prepared for the working world. The fact that it included language training and a practical work methodology focused on real projects made me decide to study at the school.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR TIME AT THE SCHOOL?

Intense and beautiful, it was four years of hard work. Besides, at L’Idem I met some very nice people who are now close friends.

WHAT WOULD YOU HIGHLIGHT FROM EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL?

It was an incredible time. I was curious about everything, I enjoyed all the courses and workshops. There I found a real passion for art and creativity and I was able to do something I liked. Also, I was top of the class from the first day, and I found this amazing and motivating. My family paid for the school, and I was happy to make them proud.

WHAT WOULD YOU HIGHLIGHT FROM EVERYTHING YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL?

Technique, teamwork, problem-solving and adapting to change. I also value the learning when presenting your work in public, whether it’s the reel in front of professors or your own work in front of recruiters at the Summit. And perseverance, the fact of not giving up when things don’t go right the first time and keep working until they do.

FINALLY, A PIECE OF ADVICE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

They should enjoy what they do, experiment and not be obsessed with getting to such and such a place. They should also enjoy the people they meet along the way and learn from all of them. That they take care of themselves physically and emotionally, that they rest and take on projects according to their possibilities, that they do not want to cover too much in a short period of time.

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