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UTS Animal Logic Finalists

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Marcel Pou Soler


Spain | Animum Creativity Advanced School

At the end of the bachelor's degree (18) I did a final work that consisted of recreating a very emblematic building of my village in 3D. There I really discovered the world of 3D. The only economically viable school offer with 3D that I found in barcelona was higher studies of video production and multimedia. With these studies I found a job as a video technician, cameraman and video editor. But after more than 3 years i decided to recover what I really liked and enrolled in Animum 3D School's.


India | Vancouver Film School

I fell in love with 3D when I found myself completely absorbed in the Disney/Pixar movies. It was like, nothing else mattered.

Vinicius Mantovani Favero


Canada | Think Tank Training Centre

Since i discovered that i can actually work with what i love.

Thomas Ongo


Singapore | 3dsense Media School

Since I was kid, I grew up with tons of video games, but never thought that art can be a profession. I love art and science the most in my study, then I took Architecture degree. While at same time I watched a lot of CG videos and do self-taught about game development . Since 2015, that was on the 2nd year of my architecture degree study, I kept following my passion in this industry and this has already changed my mind.

Javier Pedreño


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

Since I was very young I have loved to draw and create characters. When I discovered that I could work doing that, I knew that was what I wanted to do.

Philipp Sieben


Germany | PIXL VISN | media arts academy

Hi, my name is Philipp. I am a texturing/lighting/lookdev artist from Cologne. I always had a great passion for photography and drawing and dreamed to pursue a career as an artist one day. I was really inspired from the movie Avatar I watched back in 2009. At the age of 13 I started to experiment with Autodesk Maya and Cinema 4D. I have recently graduated from Pixl Visn Media Arts Academy and I am currently looking for any new opportunities! For any requests, feel free to contact me!



I'm not sure when it happened but I just realised one day that all I was thinking about was how do I recreate that. I would be talking to my aunt and just be thinking about anatomy, be at a wedding and thinking about the lighting, I think it was when it just became a part of everyday life that I realised I wanted to work in the entertainment industry.


Malaysia | Dasein Academy of Art

well. It is start from my secondary school. But before this, I quite like to draw, make hand-craft. What makes me really get in to this industry is when I was 13 years old, I watched a feature animated movie, which is "How to Train your Dragon". It was so amazing and I wish to become one of the part of the production team.

Simon Van Den Hende


Belgium | Howest University - Digital Arts and Entertainment

I wasn't one, when growing up, watching films thinking that one day, I'm gonne be a film maker. As a kid I was an ardent gamer, getting into clans and whatnot with my friends. I also got into GFX, which was essentially making youtube banners and logos. I didn't even know this was something I wanted to do in the future, but I would literally come home from school, excited to work on some random guy's youtube banner.


India | CG Spectrum

About 1.5 years back I realised I couldn't do a corporate job , I needed a creative outlet. So I started pursuing my dream instantly.

Nathania Calosa Nema


New Zealand | Media Design School

When I was in high school, I really enjoyed watching animation films

Francesco Ranieri


United Kingdom | University of Kent

I always had a strong passion for art. During my Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design and Media I started using 3D software and I realised that digital art was definitely the field I wanted to go for.


United States | Academy of Art University

The main reason that made me jump into this field were movies. The first movie that affected me was "Avatar." The mystery forest from the movie was fascinating and kept me surprised. The second one was "Iron Man" series. The most impressive thing was Stark's various ways to wear his Iron man suits. I loved every detail from the movies. Watching movies has been my favorite thing, and I want to experience how movies are made in the future.

James Robinson


United Kingdom | University of Hertfordshire

I grew up watching Hanna-Barbera cartoons and wanting to work in games, inspired to create life through character design, after a year into my degree I realized that animation was my true passion and for the last 2 years I've been focusing on animation in pursuit of that breakthrough job into the industry.

Guy Iltis


France | Idem Creative Arts School

I always loved movies with visual effects so, when I was 13 years old, I started learning 3d with blender in autodidact for fun but this hobby became more and more consuming so I decide to turn it into a job.

Omar Mukhtar


United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects


United Kingdom | Bournemouth University

I have always had an interest in art since primary school. During high school I realised I wanted to work in the film industry. While studying film and television for my bachelors degree, I grew an interest in VFX. I worked as a junior compositor after graduating. After a year, I decided to go back to university to study VFX. I am now doing my masters in Digital Effects at Bournemouth University.


Canada | Visual College of Art and Design

When I first saw Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. I was so mesmerized on the effects and 3d assets that were shown, It literally blew my mind! From that day, I started to learn 3d software, it was a long journey until I actually got in a school that would mentor me to learn the skills in the Industry.

Julio Grimaldo



Since I was little I was very attracted to the images I saw on TV, movies, videogames. When I understood that there were people behind, I wanted to be part of it.

Michael Bond


United Kingdom | Bournemouth University

I first realised I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry when I began working on films and personal projects as a hobby. Then I discovered there were jobs available in this field!

Michael Pham (Tuan Anh)


Australia | Academy of Interactive Entertainment

During grade four I miraculously opened a program called Pivot where I was able to manipulate a rigged stick-figure. After key framing a bunch of random poses I was enchanted by the visuals of the completed product. I was able to create a story through a series of pictures and thus I realized from that age animation was what I wanted to pursue.


Singapore | MAGES Institute of Excellence

During my first year in the institute.


Australia | CGMA

Back in school I discovered my love of anything and everything 3D and knew I wanted to pursue something within that field. Although it took me trying a bit of everything before I finally decided to specialise in 3D modelling/Texturing.

Esteban Lenquette


France | Brassart

Since childhood I always been passionate in animation movies, VFX and video games. I started with only drawing (that I still love doing), and from one step to an other, ended up starting to learn CG and digital painting at school 2 years ago. Since my first CG lesson, I knew that I was in the right place, at the beginning of a big journey.


South Korea

I've liked VFX heroes moives since when I was young. And I want to work in VFX companies beacuse I was not satisfied with seeing movies. so I was interested in leaning VFX

saeid rezaee



When I was a child, I got to play the Atari 2600. I found it really wonderful. I profoundly enjoyed computer games up until 1995, when I saw a 3D animated feature film for the first time- Toy Story. My thoughts and dreams took shape with the Toy Story characters. It was an encouraging moment for me; there and then I decided to learn how to create animation, and I chose my future job. this wasn’t just a child’s dream. ,and I'm working 3d freelancer now

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