In December last year animation Escapee Emma Thorpe landed an internship with King Bee animation, based at the historic Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, just outside of London.
And, fortunately, that internship has now turned into a job - the best possible outcome of all.
King Bee have worked on many animation projects, including music videos and TV series. They use Maya, Flash and Photoshop to do much of their work. To see the King Bee reel, watch the video below.
And to find some free online tutorials in Flash, follow this link.
Internships might at first sound like a bad deal. Often, you're working for free, and the work might be repetitive and sometimes dull. You may be making a lot of coffee. But if you think of an internship as a kind of extended job interview, with the possibility of something more permanent at the end of it, it starts to look more enticing.
And, for anyone who wants to follow in Emma's footsteps, we have an animation course starting at the end of February.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2017, follow this link. To apply, visit the offical page here.