Maria took our 12 week animation short course at Escape Studios and from there joined the Technicolour MPC Academy, on the strength of her strong demo reel and a follow-up interview, and soon found work as an animation artist at MPC in Canada.
There was a small delay while visas were sorted out, but now she is well on her way to a successful career at one of the world's leading animation & VFX houses.
MPC/Technicolor Academy is an educational programme designed to train up entry level for the animation and VFX industry. MPC offer students and graduates 12-month paid contracts, which consist of 12 weeks' training followed by 9 months of working on a show.
Demo reel and interview
Maria applied to MPC/Technicolor online with her showreel, a cover letter and a copy of her CV. Shortly after, she was contacted by a member of MPC's HR Dept, and they arranged a Skype interview with the head of the Academy and one of the senior trainers.
To see some of Maria's animation, check out her impressive demo reel above.
The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link. To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here. For the next 12 week animation course, click here.