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Rookie Awards 2019 | Education Scholarships

Lost Boys | School of VFX Finalists

Lost Boys | School of VFX has 20+ years of excellence on offer. They are offering two Scholarships, one for each of their intensive and focused Effects and Compositing Certificate programs at their Montreal location. Apply for this opportunity and Lost Boys will provide the skills that will allow you stand out in a highly competitive Field.

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.

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.

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.

Emil Rasmussen


Denmark | 3D College

A friend showed me a render of his room, and i couldn't believe how this stuff was even possible. For me this was completely mindblowing. So i picked up 3ds max and after 3 hours, i closed it down. It was way too confusing for me, and i didn't know where to start. Then after 3 months i saw a commercial for digital tutors, and signed up. I fell in love with 3d instantly. The mix of creative and technical challenges really suits me.

René Roy


Canada | NAD, School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design - UQAC

I've been a graphic designer for 20 years, but lately, I was more passionate about photography. As jobs in classic print are declining at a fast rate, I was looking for a way to work in a photography related job and heading up to a promising career. I knew Montreal was a fast growing cinema industry, then I heard about compositing, which is combining some of the graphic design skills I had and a lot of photographic skills. This was the perfect fit for me. So I found my new passion/career!

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.

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.

Tapordei Marius Alin



I realised that I want to work in a creative media industry in 2013

Lee Beom soo


South Korea | SF Film school

When I was younger than now, I saw a VFXmovie about the Avengers, Transformer, Terminator etc. and every time I watch such a fantastic movie, I wanted to make the vfx movie and i loved them. so I looked up what I had to do to make those movies and I knew I had to learn vfx to make such a movie so i realised i wanted to work in the creative media and entertainment industry and I decided to learn cgi after long suffering and distress

Charly Amani



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

Mikael Andersson


Sweden | Luleå Technical University, Fine Arts and specialization Computer Graphic Arts

I played Minecraft and became really good at placing those blocks over the years. I got to try Zbrush and Maya which were super fun to work in. So when it was time to apply for university I realized that I wanted a career in creative media.

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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