YOU CHOSE GHOST VFX FOR YOUR LAST INTERNSHIP. WHY?
I discovered this company through a colleague from L’Idem who had done her internship there a few years ago. I really liked the projects they were working on and, when I heard they were coming to L’Idem International Animation Summit 2020, I prepared myself to apply to them. I made sure I had the best possible letter of introduction through a good demoreel. In the same iJordi G. Lopez: “Ghost VFX is offering me the opportunity to work on what I like”.
AND HOW WAS THE MEETING DURING L’IDEM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SUMMIT 2020?
During the Summit, with so many professionals and students at the school, it was difficult to talk to them, but in the end I managed to do it and they loved my demoreel. The surprising thing was that, after a week, they themselves contacted me by e-mail asking me if I wanted to do an internship at Ghost VFX and I said yes. I included the best work I have done during my training at L’Idem.
HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEEN?
It’s been spectacular! The Ghost VFX team is very friendly and approachable, they are always available and willing to help you. I’ve realized that in FX specialization there is always something new to learn. At Ghost VFX I am learning a lot from a team of great professionals. This experience is giving me the opportunity to work on what I like and in English, learn Danish and make new friends. And above all, I love the city, Copenhagen.
WHAT KIND OF JOBS ARE YOU DOING, WHICH ONE DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST?
I work in the FX department. We are not allowed to say what projects we are working on, but I can say that I have been doing everything from smoke, fractures, liquids, lightning and clothing simulation. I enjoy those effects that challenge me. Those that I have to think about how I should do so that the program recreates it as it would work in real life.
WHAT IS THE MOST USEFUL THING YOU ARE LEARNING AT THE SCHOOL FOR YOUR INTERNSHIP?
Apart from the specific Animation program, what is helping me the most is the fact of being resolute and creative in each project. During the training at L’Idem we have applied the knowledge, tools and techniques learned to personal work. Using our creativity, we have been able to develop each project on our own and following a set schedule, as it happens in a real studio. I believe that this demand and ability to overcome that I have learned at L’Idem is what has helped me the most.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DOING AN INTERNSHIP IN A BIG STUDIO?
Ghost VFX has offices all over the world. So having worked in this company is a good starting point on a professional level. It’s a very remarkable experience for my resume.
NOW THAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO GRADUATE, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR FOUR YEARS AT THE SCHOOL?
When I started studying at L’Idem I knew I wanted to work in 3D Animation. In school I learned so many things that it was hard for me to decide on a specialization. It has been a long way to discover that what I like the most and what I am best at is FX.
HOW DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN FIVE YEARS?
I might still be at Ghost VFX because I love the company and the place, but who knows! Life takes many turns.