How my placement helped me get a job at Foundry – Kieran Knight, Computer Animation

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Kieran receiving the IBM Award for Best Creative Technologies Project

Kieran Knight graduated from Computer Animation in 2017 and won the IBM Award for Best Creative Technologies Project at the School of Creative Technologies Graduate Awards. Kieran completed a placement year in 2015-16 and now works for world-renowned visual effects company, Foundry.

Kieran tells us how his placement year helped him secure his graduate job and why you shouldn’t be scared to do a placement.

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Placement students win at Creative Technologies Graduate Awards

Once again the Creative Careers team was pleased to be invited to celebrate the achievements of graduates in the School of Creative Technologies. We were really impressed to see how many former placement students won awards.

 

Best Placement Student: Jonathan Whitney, BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology

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Of course, we had to start with the winner of the Best Placement Student award. Eliana Lee-Gibbons, Industry Liaison Manager, Creative Careers, presented this award to Jonathan Whitney. Jonathan completed his placement year at Warner Bros as a Creative and Marketing Intern and is now working as a Creative Artworker at nDreams, the largest UK software developer to be solely focused on creating virtual reality entertainment content.

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CCI Students Awarded for Creativity

CCI students continue to impress employers with showcasing their creativity. Hampshire-based recruitment agency, Solutions 4 Recruitment celebrated the 2017 Creative Student Awards Final which is designed to recognise and celebrate the plethora of creative talent across the UK.  Nearly 50 shortlisted entries, 10,000 votes and 5 shortlisted finalists later, the CS Award 16/17 winner was announced to be our very own BA (Hons) Interior Architecture student Jodie Howard.

Jodie Howard 16/17 winner of S4R CS Awards

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Tips on getting your creature animation skills blockbuster ready!

At the age of 32, Alvise Avati decided to switch careers and become an animator. Now he has films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avatar, and King Kong on his CV. Learn more about Alvise’s unique journey and get some great tips on getting your creature animation skills blockbuster ready!

– The Animation Mentor Crew

Rocket and Baby Groot Alvise Avati Talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Essential Creature Animation Advice for Students

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‘I thoroughly recommend doing a placement’ Ryan’s experience at Gillette

Ryan Doggett, Computer Animation student is currently on his placement working as a Research and Development Intern at Procter and Gamble (Gillette) in Reading.  He tells us about his experience and why he really recommends it…

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Careers in VR – advice from women in the industry

We were delighted to have Sammy Kingston from Virtual Umbrella visit Eldon today to talk about careers in VR. Sammy fell into the VR industry by accident but has spent the last three years building up her own company and is an expert in the field. Sammy is an advocate for Women in VR. Thanks for coming along!

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