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Outpost VFX Finalists

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Cecil Lu


Canada | Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects

The only subject that ever fascinated me was visual effects. The way visual effects is used in practically every movie or TV series, how it heightens story-telling, and the way it seamlessly integrates into real world is simply magical. I have always wanted to be the one who created photo-real visual effects to help the narrative process. With visual effects we are now able to tell stories that we could have never imagined in the past. And for me, that drives me to become a VFX Compositor.

Hady Abou Ghazale


France | ArtFx

Ever since a young age, I was always fascinated with the world of storytelling and filmmaking. The educational journey started when I enrolled in a filmmaking curriculum in Saint Joseph University in Beirut. After acquiring my bachelor, I decided to pursue my studies in visual effects. Currently, I am a student at ARTFX in Montpellier- France.

Laura Ludwig


Germany | Pixl Visn Media Arts Academy

I always enjoyed watching movies with all kinds of visual effects that made unimaginable things seem real. The moment I saw my first VFX breakdown, I realized that this industry is something real and approachable - so I decided to became a part of it.


Canada | Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects

After watching all the magic created for my favorite saga: Harry Potter. I wanted to do those "tricks", so I started learning first Photoshop, then I moved to After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Maya. Now, I am learning Nuke everyday.

Emily Bisset


United Kingdom | Portsmouth University

I liked computers and I liked performing so I thought I would combine them by learning 3D animation but then blossomed into wanting to create 3D art. After graduating, I started using Substance Designer in my spare time, I've now developed a real passion for material creation. Achieved a first in BSc Computer Animation and VFX (Class of 2020) from Portsmouth university.


United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

I've always been interested in movies, episodics, games and etc. A year and a half ago, I started to study VFX. I am currently studying at SCAD as an MA student and developing my skillset in VFX.

Christian Miró Seguí


Spain | Fx animation barcelona

My life has been always arround the art, i've been going to art academy and when i was like 9yo i thought that my future would be desinging 3D cars, some day i started to appreciate cinema at more artistic way, the simulations, explosions, 3d characters and the worlds like Pandora in Avatar absorved my attention, then my interests started to turn to 3D and VFX world

Vincent Tinguely


Switzerland | SAE Institute Geneva

When I was a child, I watched Avatar. And, like mostly of people at that time I was impressed by the environment of Avatar. So, I started to search how they did the movie and I watched some VFX Breakdown. Then, I started to play with After Effects during my free time and it became clear that I wanted to work in visual effects.


United States | Gnomon School of VFX, Games, and Animation

I realized I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry around 4-5 years ago. After I watched many Game Cinematics such as, Diablo, Assassin Creed and Good and Evil to name a few. I realized I wanted to jump in CG/VFX industry to try my hand in that. Also, I got interested in CG by watching my favorite Disney films like Moana.

David Kwahk


United States | Gnomon School of VFX

The earliest memories I have are of me hunched over a piece of paper drilling dragons and dinosaurs over every blank inch of white space. Art never registered as a professional path for me until my early twenties. My pursuit of academics was void of passion, and amid what felt like a midlife crisis a friend of mine introduced me to the entertainment industry. It was like I found the missing piece to my puzzle, and when I had my first taste of 3D modeling I knew this was what I was meant to do.

Elia Göttlicher


Germany | PIXL VISN | Media Arts Academy

I started to train my creativity when I was 12 years old with Photoshop and soon began to create a big interest in the movie branch. I was 15 years old when I got accepted at the PixlVisn Arts Academy and knew since then what my big dream was: Creating awesome movies with a great team that are as passionate as me.

Kristin Kaas-Lutsberg


United Kingdom | CG Spectrum

I have always enjoyed watching films and being creative. When I was younger, I loved doing digital image manipulations. When choosing a career path, Compositor at VFX industry seemed great choice as it combines everything I loved when I was younger and at the same time gives a chance to be creative and face unique challenges every day .

Dat Matthias Nguyen


Germany | PIXL VISN | Media Arts Academy

4 years ago in 2017, I discovered tutorials online from Feng Zhu, a digital concept artist. Fascinated by him I started to learn concept art and digital painting, mostly from online sources. But I just did that as a hobby for 2 years. Then in 2019, I decided to visit a 3D school in cologne, Pixl Visn Media Arts Academy, mainly because I wanted to understand the basics of 3D and the mindset of a 3D artist, to become an even better and more efficient concept artist.

Mearg Taddese



Since childhood, I have been hugely passionate in computers, Action packed movies and designs. when getting into high school, started adobe photoshop for fun. once got into university, I noticed that there is an entire industry of visual effects, that fuse technology, art and film, which sync with me. ever then, I have been into simulation based visual effects works. Teaching myself with the tools and technologies to keep up with the industry.

Isaac Olander


Sweden | Futuregames

I have always wanted to work with Art


Spain | Fx Animation School Barcelona

When I was a child it was already clear to me that I wanted to dedicate myself to creating elements that did not exist in reality. Magic effects, explosions, and anything I could imagine. So when I was old enough and had enough money I decided to study at a school ''specialise in visual effects for film and advertising''.

Arash Hadavi


Iran | Think Tank Online ( Think tank Training Centre - ONLINE )

Since When I sew movies like Avatar , transformers and MCU movies about a decade ago I always dreamed to work in movies and cg industry and I still have this dream but I didn't had the chance yet .


United Kingdom | Escape Studios

I'd say the day I realised that I wanted to do get into filmmaking was when I first watched Star Wars Episode 3 in the cinema. The visuals in that movie blew me away, I remember watching the opening space sequence and the fight with general grievous on the big screen. I'm still blown away by the quality of general grievous in that movie.

Filip Suska


United Kingdom | Solent University Southampton

I was always a mix between technical and artistic. Studying Physics, Mathematics and Art and Culture at my secondary school in Slovakia while speaking perfect English somehow lead me to start my carrier as a VFX artist here in the UK. It has been 3 years since I started crafting my own pieces. I decided to specialize as a Digital Compositor with a keen interest in Python scripting to develop my own tools Inside Nuke.

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