Last week, students from years 10 and 12 attended a careers skillset presentation from visual effects (VFX) professional Ian Murphy.
As a tutor at the UK’s leading film educational establishment The National Film & Television School, Ian provided an incredible insight into the many challenges faced by the VFX film industry, whilst highlighting the opportunities available to students interested in pursuing a career within the sector.
The presentation explored the different careers available within visual effects, showcasing some of the visual styles regularly used within film and television shows. From overlaying video footage using motion tracking, atmospheric styles used to change the weather or landscape to the requirement of stunt-men, Ian was able to share countless tricks of the trade with our students.
Students were presented with a chart compiling various career options, detailing routes for progression and how to get to where you want to be within VFX.
Teacher James Phillips explained the importance of the seminar, saying; “You don’t normally get people of that calibre talking about industry secrets in such depth. To have someone come and talk about the career opportunities within visual effects creates another avenue of options that our students can now explore.”