Tabriaz Waheed our DPS Cinema 4D wizard talks about his experiences broadening his motion graphics experience.
My main goal for my DPS was to explore different area of motion graphics. I was struggling to find a placement at the start. My first placement was at Penguin Books and my role was to help out with the book fair in Frankfurt by sticking spreads in dummy pages. It was good experience to see how publishing and the process work and the creative art director was very interested in my CGI and Cinema 4D work. It was great getting the creative art director’s feedback and my manager wanted to talk more about my CGI work and possibly give me freelance work for experience once I have develop my ability more.
After my internship was finished I went to OFFF London, where all the biggest motion graphics companies around the world showcase their work and processes. One of highlight of the event was Future Deluxe, a dream studio of mine, shared their show reel. I had my mind blown by visual storytelling and techniques. When meeting the team it was incredible experience; getting advice and hearing their input on how the digital world is changing.
Another highlight of the event was Territory Studio. They showed projects and mainly focused on blockbuster movies for example Marvel, Aliens and Ready Player One. They showed their process of creating most of their CGI work and used Ghost in the Shell as an example. I was super inspired to push my motion graphics skills to be the best.
I am currently working with Luke Halls Studio which was one of the dream studios ticked off from my list. I was extremely happy to learn and participate with different projects for example Louis Vuitton, MTV, X Factor and a big theatre project . My role at Luke Halls Studio is Junior Animator in Cinema 4D and After Effects. I am to assist with Senior Designer and help out.
Overall I am loving working at Luke Halls Studios learning new techniques, growing my network and learning new programs such as Maya, Houdini and Blender.