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Rookie Awards 2022 | Career Opportunities

Wētā FX Finalists

Wētā FX is looking for an Intern to join The Virtual Art Department (VAD) for a one month of experience.

Aaron Fowler

AaronFowler

Australia | 3dsense Media School

I knew I wanted to work in this industry when I first attempted to make my own video game a few years ago. Although the Project never took off, I had a lot of fun in developing it. My favorite part of the process was creating the 3D art assets. Since then I have graduated from 3dsense Media School, in Singapore, in order to make this my career.

Flavio Bodrogi

FlavioBodrogi

Australia

As a freelance photographer, I've always had an interest in the 3D realm. In December 2021, I diversified my skill set and found my place as a Lighting Artist using Unreal Engine and also have skills with Photogrammetry, Cine-cameras and Soundscapes as I was previously a Audio Engineer for Live performances and studio work. Previously, I've only done some small 3D projects as a testing ground to refine my skill set.

Eanna O'Brien

eannao

Australia | Swinburne University of Technology

There wasn't an exact moment I realised I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry. I have always been fascinated with art and creative mediums, so it felt natural to go down this path. I couldn't be more happy or think of another industry I'd rather be in.

Yehonatan Rubinstein

YehonatanRubinstein

Australia | Design Centre Enmore Sydney TAFE

When I first watched the 'Making Magic' cd that came with my 'Yoda Stories' game, I knew that's what I wanted to do. 3 Years ago, I decided to make it happen by undertaking a Bachelor of 3d art and Animation at Design Centre Enmore with Animation as my elective and devoted myself to learning as much as I could about cg production. I have just completed my course and looking forward to the next steps.

Justin Kelly

Kellywoodkid

Australia | University of South Australia

After working several years in IT Support, I decided to study a Bachelor of IT (Game and Entertainment Design) at University of South Australia (2016-2020), . There was a games asset course, I started in 2016, which was when I found my passion for 3D modelling/vfx. Bachelor of IT (Game and Entertainment Design) GPA 5.95/7 Rising Sun Pictures - Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting in the first half of 2020. Technicolor Creative Studios - Certificate in 3DDMP for VFX (2022)

Jordan Soar

jordansoar

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I have always had a deep love for the entertainment industry, primarily in film and video games. From a very young age, it has been a dream of mine to work in said industry, and this goal is currently at the forefront of my life.

jneffekt

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

In high school, I learnt early on that I enjoyed the creative classes.

Tom Keir

TomJK

Australia | CG Spectrum

I've known that a career in 3D was for me ever since I was a youngster. Being obsessed with animated film, TV, and video games, I knew I wanted to be a part of that industry and create art that impacts others, the same way those games and movies impacted me.

Sean Goldfinch

seangoldfinchart

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I've always loved cinema and video games, and the joy it brings. I want to create worlds and environments that immerse people as well as I was immersed in the worlds made before me.

Aden Manning

mannia0294

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

Ive always had an interest in art, from a young age my grandma would show me pieces of her artwork and would show me famous painters, that was the foundation of where i first started to like art. This grew into a strong fixation with movies and games, where i was blown by away the technology that 3D brought to the table. This grew into a love with technology and striving to create 3D environments that inspired me as a child.

Orion Furbank-Meyer

Orionfurbankmeyer

Australia | CDW Studios/Flinders University

In my early teens, I saw an advert for a 3D modelling course and I was drawn to the visuals. Little did I know that was the origin of my journey into the medium of digital 3D. As time went on, I realised the creative media and entertainment industry was the industry for me.

Murray Dawson

MurrayDawson

Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

I first realised I wanted to do this for a living in year twelve when I was able to study concept art for one of my projects.