We caught up with Iona about life after graduation:
“Alice and I were lucky enough to be hired by Lupus Films before we even graduated! Following an interview organised by the BA (Hons) Animation Production course at AUB we were invited to the studio.
“We were set a test, which involved clean up and inbetweening on a shot for their upcoming feature Ethel and Ernest and were then given a tour of the studio. Before long we received their reply, congratulating us on our new jobs!
“As Junior Assistant Animators our role involves fixing frames, clean up and inbetweening scenes. The perfect position for any aspiring animator! We are continuing our education of the industry through feedback and encouragement from our supervisor and colleagues, some of whom have over 20 years of animation experience under their belts.
“It’s a bit daunting to know you’re sitting next to the lead animator from The Illusionist but it is by far the most inspiring atmosphere I have ever been a part of.
“Thanks to the amazing support and opportunities given to us by our tutors at AUB our future in animation is looking bright. I hope they know how much we appreciate the hard work they put into helping their students find their ideal place in the creative industry.”