13 students on the BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production course will be working at Framestore this summer.

The students, a mix of both first and second years, took up their new roles in the Oscar-winning visual effects studio at the end of May, and will work there until they return to University in September.

Working in both the Paint and Roto and Tracking departments, the students will gain invaluable feature film production experience and networking opportunities.

Speaking about her experience, VFX student Niamh Scott said:

“The influence of current industry working staff, especially in the earlier units, really helps to prepare you for the requirements and expectations of the job. It makes the jump from university to industry less daunting”.

Alex Drewett has just finished his first year and is now a match move artist at Framestore, he said:

 “By having lecturers who work within the industry we are provided with an insight into how the industry works and their knowledge of their respected field has allowed me to further my skills and specialise within 3D. Their connections within the industry have also enabled me to gain a foot in the door through the opportunity to work as a Matchmove artist at Framestore.”

To date, students from the current cohort have worked on Doctor Strange and Transformers 5.

This latest round of employment will see the students working on a very high-profile movie scheduled for release later this year.