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3D Animation - Oceania Finalists

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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.

Mani Salguero


Ecuador | UDLA

I've always been creative, when I was a kid I used to create a lot of stories with my toys, amazing jorneys and fantasies, I read a lot, when I saw my first movie, I understood that I want to work in that, I wanted to inspire people by art and now I'm doing my best.


Australia | UTS Animal Logic Academy

I first became interested in the entertainment industry when i was doing my engineering degree. Having just started the degree, i realised that the it is not for me. As i was thinking about what i am gonna do, i saw a giant poster at the train station which lead me to my very first school where i did my Bachelors of Animation and the rest was history.

Anaïs Ketterer


France | Emile Cohl

Since I watch the Lord of the Rings when I was a child, I dreamed to make my path into films or 3D animation. I started by studying fine arts and moved to computers when I discovered digital sculpting.

Frederick van den Borne


Canada | Vancouver Film School

Since I was 14 years old, I enjoyed making flash animations and sending them to my classmates. In high school I studied Multi Media Techniques and I graduated with an award for best final project of my year. Then I decided to come to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film School and study Foundation of Visual Arts & Design and later 3D Animation & Visual Effects.

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.

Alexander Tuma


Australia | Flinders University / CDW Studios

My name is Alexander Tuma and I am an aspiring 3D/texture artist based in South Australia. From a young age, I was fascinated with digital art/design, wanting to know more about it and how it was created. At the start, I focused more on video editing and motion graphics more than anything else. However, I ended up coming across Autodesk Maya and wanted to know more, thus starting the plunge into visual effects and 3D.

Melanie Chatain


Canada | GOBELINS, l'école de l'image

I was really young. My uncle was passionate about cinema, I bathed in this area since childhood. I drew a lot, I painted, I sculpted, I liked everything about art. I did my studies in art, I took courses in fine arts until I realized that it was cinema my real passion, at the age of 15 years. I then did a school of 3D, I am passionate about animation. I worked for 2 years in video game, at Ubisoft. And now I'm finishing a year of specialization in 3D character animation at Gobelins achool.



When I was having more fun drawing Dragon Ball Z and illustrations in class rather than dealing with career choices that seem like an absolute drag. When doing a 2d animation during my diploma I was introduced to 3D and Maya and found it to be tonnes of fun and the right choice for me.

Hugo Wijaya


Canada | Vancouver Film School

When studying in Vancouver Film School, Foundation Visual Art & Design program, firstly wanting to work in film production but changing streams later on to 3D modelling.



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.

Léa Rocton


France | Ecole de communication visuelle - Bordeaux

At the beginning I wanted to imagine and create sets for theatre and cinema. What I liked was to create illusion and immerse people inside universes. Then I discovered 3D, sculpt and all the possibilities that offers. So I started my studies, today it’s been 5 years, I choose to specialized in 3D modeling to create characters and environments to tell stories.


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.

Angela Sae-Lam



12-year-old me was obsessed with game cinematics in Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. I'd constantly redraw scenes as a personal challenge to be able to 'produce' something of that aesthetic. At the end of high school, I had an idealistic desire to contribute to building the industry that most of the people I knew thought was non-existent. But I went to study Science out of convention, only to return and give in to the nagging curiosity as to how far I could explore 3D and push my love for art.

Mirela Sales Salge


New Zealand | Media Design School

When I questioned myself about how did they do that in movies. How did they create 3D? I was around 15 years old, watching random 3D movies at home and just simply fascinated and curious about the process.



France | ECV Bordeaux

The idea of creating things, put to paper my universe and to be able to bring some creation to life by animating them, are for me the most interesting and stimulating part in 3D domain.

Jérémy Fache


France | ESMA

My parents pushed me to veterinarian studies after my science degree at college while I was passionate about drawing and cinema. After a few years of studying veterinarian medicine, I realized that it was not for me and that I had to work in an area that really captivate me. So I decided to join a 3D animation school.


New Zealand | Victoria University of Wellington

When I was a kid I was always drawing and creating things in clay and paper, and when I joined the Digital Technology class in high school it was an obvious (and very enjoyable) leap to join the two mediums together. Seeing the first Avatar movie in 3D was an incredible experience, and inspired me to start my journey towards becoming a 3D animator and designer.

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.


Vietnam | Academy of Art University

During my high school year, I really enjoy watching animated movies. When I had a chance to study aboard in the US, Animation is the first field that came across my mind. However, I've been always making the safest choices for my entire life so I wanted to overcome my fear of stepping out of my comfort zone for once. Therefore, I did a lot of research about the industry and with the support of my family, I've decided to follow my passion.

AmirReza Zare Kar Moghaddam



Im 18 years old and i started learning 3D Animation since 2016 by my self.


Japan | Think Tank Online

Malko Bonnet-Eymard


France | Bellecour Ecole

It was when I was searching a job that can help me wake up in the morning without any alarm clock. I always loved video game and animated movie. The perfect job was here ! Not in some sport industry (wich for record, I spend 3 year learning in a Licence (bachelor's in France))

Mehmet Tayfur Türkmenoğlu


Turkey | Yıldız Technical University

I' ve been always drawing ever since I could remember. After attending high school, I noticed that this is my passion and the job that I could make a difference.


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.

Layla Viscu


New Zealand

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be an artist. As a child, I would be the one covered in paint most of the time and being sent to my room would never be a punishment to me, as my room was my kingdom. There I would transfer dreams and fantasies living in my head to the sheets of paper. Art has accompanied me throughout my whole life. Time passed and I found myself being passionately drawn to creating digital art.

Blackmagic Design
Chaos Group
Axis Studios
Epic Games
Weta Digital
Ninja Theory
NetherRealm Studios
Monolith Productions
Polygon Pictures
Rodeo FX
Electric Theatre Collective
Double Negative
Animal Logic
CG Cookie
3D Artist
3D World
Media temple
CG Record
Image Engine