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Outpost VFX Finalists

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Jules Peron



I loved seen making of from different movies, it kept always my attention when a new making off came out. I was wondering always about creating my content as they did in the making off.

Nayoon Levitin


United States | Think Tank Training Centre

I caught the bug while growing up watching Steven Spielberg movies.

Harold Wang


United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

After I did my thesis project as an undergrad, I realize that I wan to know more about VFX

Kim Taewan


South Korea | SF FILM SCHOOL

When I first saw 'Avatar', I was impressed by the planet 'Pandora'. It was so real and beautiful that I felt my heart bounce. I was absorbed in computer graphics and that was the time I realised I have to work in the creative media.


South Korea | SF Film school

I wanted to create something. I wanted to entertain people with something I made. I got to know Maya and thought about cg. I realized that this job was my calling.

Seong Mi Kim


South Korea | SF Film School

Right after watching Life of Pi at a cinema, I got curious about how the movie was made. so, I got the answer from smart Google. That moment was the official start of my journey til now.

Clémence Debit


France | ArtFx


Norway | Kristiania University College - Westerdals Film And Media

I used to love animation films and heavy vfx films when i was little. When i was 14 - 15 I decided that i wanted to be able to create the same effects and inspire others.

Lucas Lima Coutinho



After a medical device development job I found myself into product visualization for small to mid companies. Yet I was using a CAD software to work and in 2019 I decided to move on to a more resourceful DCC. By curiosity, I started to look for photorealist information over the internet until I randomly came across a VFX breakdown, War for the Planet of the Apes. Got amazed since then. I'm self taught and a VFXBR mentorship participant.

Marc Espàrrech


Spain | FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D & Film School

I've always had a passion for media industry but it wasn't since recently, while I was studying Cinema, that I've realised that VFX and 3D were MY thing, and I love doing that.

De Regge Gilles


Belgium | Howest University of Applied Sciences - Digital Arts and Entertainment

In my fifth year of my middle school I knew I wanted to do DAE and study for a job in the games/film industry. And now, here I am, creating cool and inspiring stuff. I always want to tell a story through my props, environments, lighting,... .


India | Vancouver Filmschool

I remember watching “Jurassic Park”, when I asked my father curiously how they have done this. From then, I felt an eagerness about learning to create characters and effects on a computer. Over time, this inquisitiveness turned into passion as I started learning online from YouTube and other sources. In 2018, I took a skill-based 1 Year Intense program from Arena Animation, Davangere, Karnataka which helped me master the basics of

Carlos Jimenez


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

Since I was kid movies with VFX caught my attention. I started studying on my own video editing and digital composition.

Marc Mesa


Spain | FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D and Film School

When I was twelve years old I started to feel interested in the VFX industry because a very close friend showed me how he was creating his awesome VFX work. Since I was young I was practicing and learning a lot from different tutorials and nowadays I'm studying in FX Animation.



France | Brassart



United States | Gnomon — School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation

Like most people - movies, TV, and video games were a huge part of my childhood. As a kid I explored many of the tools that I thought might be used in their creation. I was engrossed in continuing to learn these tools, and made the final decision to pursue this industry directly out of high school. In short, working in the creative media industry has always been my trajectory, I haven't ever really imagined myself working in any other field.

Antoine Mathieu des GAVROCHES


France | New3dge

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by CGI at cinema because It was real for me sometimes. I thought cinema and video game are the most realistic way to give life to your imagination, and when I finished college in 2013, I Studied 3 years at Fine Arts ESAL in france , one year of practical effects at METAMORPHOSES school in Strasbourg, and I integrate NEW3DGE in 2017 to achieve my knowledge of special effects and how to do them.

Mattia Binda


Italy | Escape Studios

I've always been interested in video editing and VFX. To pursue my passion, I attended CISA (International Academy of Audiovisual Sciences) in Locarno, where I learned not only about editing and VFX, but also about photography, direction, sound and more, skills which help me every day in creating my art. After CISA, I attended Escape Studios, where I took the MA 3D Visual Effects Production course to continue my journey in VFX.

David Mateo Gonzalez


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

I like so much the visual effects. The first time When I did musical auditions by the end of the course, I combined music with edited videos with special effects so I could develop my artistic part so that the audience could enjoy a unique experience.


France | New3dge

I've always had an interest for visual arts and photography. It came to me very naturally the wish to work for this industry and to give my best to produce the best images i can.

Annina Weber


Germany | Think Tank Online

I knew I wanted to work in this industry when I saw that it's possible to create ...everything.

Bo-Mi Tak


South Korea | SF Film School

After watching Iron Man in high school, I interested in VFX . It was fascinating for me to believe that cartoon characters exist somewhere in the real world through computer graphics. While learning VFX, when I created what I imagined using a 3D program,I felt proud that I couldn't express in words and this experience gave me confidence in my job as a VFX designer.

Debabrata bairagy


India | Hi tech animation

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Jorge Hernandez Ibañez


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

Since I have known I have loved cinema, and viewing it is one of my favorite hobbies, I have always known that I wanted to dedicate myself to the audiovisual industry, but in particular I discovered VFX when I was studying Engineering, and I knew then that I had the opportunity to learn not only the technical part that I was passionate about, but the artistic part too and introducing myself to this world that I admire so much.

Crystal Xie


United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation

Art has been my biggest passion since before I could remember, but I knew a traditional fine-arts career wasn't for me. I craved more technology, more relatability...more kick. But I didn't know where to look, so I locked my artistic dreams away in a box and studied for a career in law. When it came time to choose a grad school, the pandemic hit. With space to break away for the first time in years, I confronted the fact that I would never be happy pursuing anything but this. So I went for it.

Jakob Klauenberg


Germany | PIXL VISN | media arts academy

My curiosity in this industry was sparked, of course, by movies like finding Nemo and Toystory. After that I noticed some vfx breakdown videos on Youtube and way later heard about a beautiful software named Blender. I startet creating small worlds with that software an experimented a lot until I got to the point where I decided to take this hobby a step further.

vincent rouanet


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



France | ArtFX School

Clement Arlotti



I discovered CG creation on my own with AfterEffect and Motion design, in 2015. Then I added C4d in my creation toolset, making an enter in 3D world. Starting a 2 years Broadcast school makes me go away from CGI. In 2018, I watched some breackdown videos and I discovered SideFX Houdini. I immediately realised that I will like this software ! So I dive into it and now, here I am, learning stuff on vfx every day !

Annik Cherton


Canada | Think Tank Online

My father introduced me to video games when I was little and I kept enjoying them as I grew up (I still do!). This sparked my early interest in wanting to work on making 3D models. As someone who loves a good story and being immersed into different worlds, it was tough to choose a focus between the video game and film industry; I eventually chose the latter. Becoming skilled enough to create convincing realistic characters and props is my ultimate goal and challenge!

Bavly Hanna


United States | Gnomon

At a very early age, I admired watching movies and playing video games, and always wondered how they were made. It naturally grabbed my attention since I was a kid to watch the CG and VFX in movies, and always felt like magic.

Mª Isabel Ramírez Mena


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

At first I didn't even think I would end up doing composition and lighting. I studied Korean at university and, by chance of life, I ended up doing a master's degree in 3D and animation. After finishing it, due to the current situation, I thought that the best thing to do was to continue my education and I found the world of visual effects. I wanted to be a Police officer and I ended up editing scenes in 3D and removing chroma key, and I don't regret anything.

Scott Dolan


United Kingdom | University of the West of Scotland

From a young age, I've had a passionate interest in the filmmaking process. I was especially captivated by the post-production enhancements that could heighten the storytelling on display. In particular, the "making of" specials covering the original Spider-man trilogy captivated my creative imagination. This eventually led me to study Computer Animation Arts where I developed skills across the creative pipeline.

Yeon Ju lee


South Korea | SF Film School

I like animation, so I watched it often. Then one day, I wanted to know how to make it. I was curious about what production process it went through and what programs it used. The animation and movie production process that I learned through exhibitions, YouTube, and the Internet was very interesting. I just, I thought it would be nice if I could participate in the process. So I chose this path, and I'm sure once again that the way I chose to prepare for the portfolio was not wrong.

Anse Vandevelde


Belgium | Howest University of Applied Sciences - Digital Arts and Entertainment

I've always loved watching movies and after a while, I wondered how certain scenes were realized. So I started looking at breakdown videos and behind-the-scenes footage. From then on, I knew I wanted to do something in the movie industry.

Martin Souto Vidal


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

I've always liked this, since I was a kid. I spent a lot of time watching movies and imagining how they were made. But it wasn't until I finished college that I thought of working on it, so I decided to take a twist on my career, and here I am!

Steven Martin


United Kingdom | Belfast Metropolitan College

From my early teens, I wanted nothing more than to work on Doctor Who, Star Wars and all other fun, unique VFX adventures. I couldn't get enough of movies. It's now 9 years after googling "How to make VFX?" and nothings changed!

Aleix Iglesias


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

It all began with a basic colour grading lesson during my last year on a Media Degree and then I started to ramble around VFX and Color Grading. I was soon fascinated by Digital Compositors labor and enrolled myself in a Master to ensure I gathered enough knowledge to build a solid starting point which would allow me an introducing path to the industry.

Xiker Seoane Iturrioz


Spain | Animum Advanced Creativity School

When I was 16 years old I uploaded videos to YouTube and I had to learn to edit my own videos and I saw that I liked doing it, so when I had the opportunity I decided to study "3D animations, games and interactive environments project" at the Escivi school. In the course of this higher degree, I realized that I liked digital composition a lot, so I decided to enroll in Animum to be able to specialize in it, and in the course of it I have seen that it is what I want to work on.

Sanat Charankar


United States | Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

I was always inclined to a certain sense of aesthetics. This aesthetic found expression in various ways, from the way of my articulation to visualization. It always involved a visual way of being. As stated by Fred R. Barnard, “A picture is worth ten thousand words”. I was always interested in picturising as well as different ways to approach it. I intended to work in such a way that it would align all the aspects I enjoy. This made me pursue a direction in creative media and entertainment.


Spain | Animum Advanced Creativity School

I realized it when I was twelve years old, and from then on I tried the different parts of animation until I found the field I wanted to dedicate myself to

Dong Hyeon Lee(Theo)


South Korea | SF Filmschool

After i saw movie "Ghost in the shell" produced by MPC. Environment showed in the movie really blowed my mind and made me to study VFX. It was short but truly intense experience.

Oscar Bermejo Tornero


Spain | FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D and Film School

I've been a professional filmmaker and photographer since 2016, but it was on 2020 when i started to discover all about VFX, and i realised i wanted to focus on that area.


United Kingdom | Staffordshire University

I desire to be part of an industry that could give me the opportunity to express both my technical interests as well as my artistic goals. Luckily for me, I discovered VFX, where I have developed a passion for creating procedural and realistic digital effects throughout my studies.

Ricardo Barillas Flores


France | ArtFX School

I think I was 12 when I got interested in the movies industry but when I was 16 I fully committed to that goal.

Carlos Pedrosa


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

The truth is that I have always wanted to do creative work. Since I was little I've always drawn and, since I can remember, I've spent my free time in the movies or watching music videos on TV. The Coen brothers, David Fincher, Spike Jonze or Michel Gondry are some of my references. After some years as an editor and motion designer in the communication sector, the time had come to change and bet on what I really like: film, TV fiction and digital compositing.


Spain | FX ANIMATION Barcelona 3D and Film School


Jitte van Berlo


Netherlands | Netherlands Film Academy

After finishing my high school, I went to the Netherlands Filmacademy to pursue my passion in filmmaking. Here I developed myself into a digital compositor, specialized in working in Nuke. In a few months I'll be graduating and looking for new opportunities to expand my specialization and passion as a compositor.

Romy Cools


Belgium | Howest – Digital Arts and Entertainment

I finished my studies as a graphic desginer, but I realised that I didn't want to do that in my life. So after a vacation with a lot of thinking what I actually want to do, I came on this industry. I wanted to work less abstract and more visual & this industry is just so intereseting!

Vincent Gannier


France | ECV

When I discovered I could do something with my art (drawing at this point) and the possibility of the software + technical skills. Then I pushed to learn