• Alvaro Martinez
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Alvaro Martinez

VFX Graduate

You studied the VFX Course with us, what was that like?

It was very intensive. Even having some previous experience, it took lots of commitment on my part to make sure I got through everything being taught. The course is extremely thorough but I enjoyed it a lot. I literally learned something useful everyday, even about things I already knew, there are always more ways of doing something and it's good to know them all.

What was the best thing about studying at Escape Studios?

To get exactly what I was looking for. In my case, it was to push my technical skills up to a professional level and that's exactly what it did. Also, Escape has fantastic industry contacts and I met lots of people who were able to help me get a foot in the door. Studying at Escape Studios is an experience. Your classmates are people from all over the world and all share something in common - a passion for VFX. I still see some people from my VFX course very often.

Are you working at the moment?

Yes, I'm working at Crystal CG in London. We are developing the new branch of the company in London which means you get involved in the whole pipeline, from researching to the final render. One of our biggest projects is the 2012 London Olympics and we are applying VFX techniques to architectural visualization, making the job really interesting.

What's next?

I have just started working so right now I just want to continue to learn as much as possible! I'd like to develop my career in London and in the future, if I have the chance, try something in the United States just before moving back definitely to Spain with lots of experience. Studying VFX at Escape was the key to getting a job in this industry.