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Rookie Awards 2019 | Education Scholarships

Rising Sun Pictures Education Finalists

Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) creates inspirational visual effects for major studios worldwide. We have worked on many big Hollywood blockbusters and contributed VFX to over 120 movies.

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.

Héctor Carcedo



It was in 2015, back in the day I was starting as a 3d artist and I had my first opportunity in a comercial. In the studio I was working other people were doing compositing for a movie and I knew I wanted to do that for a living. Since then, I am chasing my first job as a VFX compositing artist while still working as a 3d artist.




Matts Verkest


Belgium | Digital Arts and Entertainment

Ever since I was a little boy, matters like technology, automotive design, architectural visualization, product design ... literally everything about making and designing things along with the creative process really has fascinated me. DAE was and still is a very unique opportunity to study a blooming and creative profession in which I am able to combine several of my interests such as 3D and architectural visualization, animation and animated movies or graphic design and photography.

Shenna Mae Padayao


United States | Savannah College of Art and Design

My heart beats for studying everything and anything I can in this world. From biology, mycology, cultures, arts, technology, initially I pursued the medical industry and even shadowed under 2 doctors to try to sate my curiosity...but realised that Visual effects career can integrate my skills in almost any industry, and study every macro or micro detail of our world in any field of study. I want to bring art, science, and accurate researches of the natural world to make vivid fantasies.

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!

Simone Vulcano


United Kingdom | The Animation Workshop

When I was in High school I spent more time drawing and sketching than listening to my teachers.

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.



A childhood dream to work in the movie/animation industry

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.

Nabil Jabour


Belgium | Haute Ecole Albert Jacquard

I was 13 years old when I did my first "FX", in After Effects CS3. I made a classic energy blast coming out of my hands. It was at this moment that I knew I wanted to work in this field. Now that I'm learning Houdini, I want more than ever to work on a VFX studio.

Jordan Soar


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 this industry, to create a vision, and this goal is currently at the forefront of my life. It was not until CDW Studios partnered with Flinders University that I could see my dreams (hopefully) becoming a reality.

Omar Mukhtar


United States | Gnomon School of Visual Effects

Gerard Pasqual Gill


Spain | FX Animation

Well, I started with the world of 3D when I was study a grade of animation 3D, video games and interactive environments at Vic Univeristy [ TEKNÓS ]. When I was finished, I was started studing a Master of special effects and postproduction for cinema in FX Animation for three years. Actually, I'm working of 3D teacher in La Salle Barceloneta and doing interships in El Ranchito as Look Development

Teresa Lozano Pastor


Spain | CICE

I love explosions, burns, floods, magical particles in movies since I was a child, but I never had the opportunity to study it. In recent years I found a school to learn VFX and went for it. And I think it's the best choice I've made!

Charly Amani



Since the beginning of my adolescence, I have always loved the world of animation and VFX


Canada | Vancouver Film School

I've worked in the advertising industry in Brazil for the last 5 years. In 2018, after experimenting with 3d software I decided to change my career and work with computer graphics. After learning more about the process, I realized that I was passionate about texturing and shading.


South Korea

I realized it when I was little kid. I really loved to watch PIXAR animation film and I loved it because it had realistic look. So as I grow up, I got interested in Computer Graphics.


New Zealand | Media Design School

I realized I wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry was when I watched How To Train Your Dragon for the first time. I have always loved traditional art, I began drawing and sculpting at a very young age.

Janneke van der Wel


Netherlands | Netherlands Film Academy

During my first year of studying electrical engineering I realised how there’s also possibilities to study something that combines technical skills with creativity. I dropped out and applied for the Netherlands Film Academy where I kept falling more and more in love with VFX and the way I could express myself with it.

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