The future stars of animation and VFX are coming to Soho
10 Jul 2012 by iclover
It’s that time of year again when the best and brightest new talent in animation and visual effects come to Soho to display their work to potential future employers at the Creative Skillset’s sixth Animation and VFX Showcase on Thursday, 12 July.
More than 100 students from 10 Creative Skillset Media Academies and Ticked courses will be given the opportunity to exhibit their best work to representatives of the UK’s leading animation and visual effects houses. This unique event is a hothouse of talent and is the one annual fixture where you will get a chance to see the future of the industry under one roof.
Skillset’s Chief Executive, Dinah Caine, said: “This event is one of the highlights of our calendar as it gives employers in the animation and VFX industries the chance to join up with the best UK education providers under the one roof. In the years we have been holding these events they have always generated results through jobs, bringing students together to explore business opportunities and by allowing education providers and industry to network and share knowledge.”
This is the second year that visual effects students and companies will be involved in the showcase in recognition of the growing importance of VFX, which is the fastest growing segment of the UK’s film industry.
In addition to the Showcase, which will run from 5-8pm, students will have the opportunity during the day to take part in roundtables and speed matching sessions that will allow them to meet with employers and professionals in a more structured setting.
There will be plenty of opportunities for press interviews with students and employers in the lead-up to the event and on the day.