Three BA (Hons) Visual Effects Design and Production students have been hired to work at Lucasfilm’s VFX and animation studio this summer, Industrial Light and Magic (ILM).

The second year students, Leah Darrington, Kyle Mercer and Fin McRuvie, will work on Michael Bay’s Transformers 5. 

They will be based at ILM’s newest facility on Shaftesbury Avenue in London.

Speaking about the opportunity VFX student Leah Darrington said:

“The course has prepared me and many other’s for employment – we have have been taught from the very best. Our employment is down to our tutors Jon and Ian, who both work at Framestore. They provided us with their expertise, knowledge and prepared us with not just necessary but sought-after skills to land a job in the industry – I have worked for Framestore and ILM before even graduating”.

The VFX course at AUB maintains close links with industry, with students regularly securing work placements with some of the biggest VFX studios in the UK.

Leah has previously worked with Framestore on Marvel’s Oscar-nominated blockbuster, Doctor Strange. You can read more about this here.