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Rookie Awards 2021 | Career Opportunities

Weta Digital Finalists

Weta Digital is looking for an Intern to join the modelling team for one month of experience.

Calvin Cropley


Australia | Academy Of Interactive Entertainment

In 1994 I was introduced to the Sony PlayStation, from there I discovered a wide range of games, typically action and adventure I was amazed at what this machine could do and needed to figure a way how to get inside. But that was hard at the age of 5. In 1996, I was then introduced to the world of horror, with such games as Resident Evil and Silent Hill, it was at this point where my little mind realized that this was the industry was where I needed to be, I was 7 at the time.

Daniel Goh


Malaysia | The One Academy

I enjoy the entire process of the 3D space, be it modeling, sculpting, texturing, lighting or even compositing. I am always open to learning new things and there are alot more in store for me to learn. Excited for what's in store in the future!

Gianmarco Sanseverino



It was 5 years ago when by chance at a friend house I made my first 3d object. That changed my life , I love the idea to create my own world.


Australia | Australian Film Television and Radio School

I've always had a curiosity and fascination of the industry but never really pursue that path until last year (2018) when I decided I really want to give it a go and see where this journey will take.

Kate Matveenko


New Zealand | Yoobee School of Design

Creating realistic looking sculpts and models is my favourite way to spend time. I love noticing all the important details and modelling these to give my work a sense of story and personality. I have strong technical skills, including proficiency in Maya, Zbrush, and the Adobe Suite. I have also been learning Mari and Houdini. I spend a lot of my spare time 3D modelling and enjoy upskilling in the relevant pieces of software.

Ramona Bottiglione


Australia | TAFE NSW

I love movies and videogames and I've always been curious to learn how to make them instead of just playing games or watching movies, I decided I wanted to be part of this industry, I would like to work for a great movie/game and be proud of what I've learnt and made

Rebecca Thomason


Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

One Christmas my Auntie put a VHS in the machine and a movie came onto the tv. That movie was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Ever since then it has been my dream to contribute to a movie like that. I enjoyed the practical and digital effect that trilogy had and the perfect union in which WETA achieved that. I dream to be able to work on a movie in which I could help in both digital pre-production and work in the practical effects department as well.



My career has been focused around marketing, while commissioning ads and directing campaigns I found myself lacking in the technical aspects of 3D. In attempt to rectify this I picked up 3ds max and self taught myself each portion of the pipeline, in doing so I found a love for the profession and practice along with the 3D community and artists. In doing so I have become engrossed with the community and artwork.

Gabrielle Pehlivanides


Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I first realised that I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry when I was in high school. I knew I wanted a career that involved a creative element, thus I took part in a 3D Fundamentals and a Graphic design VET course. I soon realised that I loved to recreate objects in 3D, thus wanted to find a path into the creative media and entertainment industry. I believe that film will be the best pathway as it excites me and no matter how small the model, it may be seen by many.

Michael Vaughan


New Zealand | Yoobee School of Design

I like making and learning 3D, anatomy, texturing and animation.

Junhyung Lee


New Zealand | Media Design School

Since I was in elementary school, I have loved making things with my hands, and I find it attractive to create things with my own hands. Also, I always have to have what I want because I am greedy. But sometimes there is something I can't have for any reason, and the advantage of being able to make and keep it in 3D is why I'm doing this.

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