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Duarte Victorino

COMPANY: ILM (Industrial Light and Magic).

FAVOURITE MOVIE ONE LINER: King Leonidas (300): "Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty... For tonight, we dine in hell!"

PROJECTS : To pick my favourite project is not an easy task, because honestly I take a lot of pride in all the projects that I do.

WHY VFX? Actually entering into the VFX industry was a great surprise for me, and not something I had planned. First, while studying Industrial Design in Portugal, I started using 3D for University work, mainly Product Visualization. While at University, opportunities arose to do some Architectural Visualization work and that's basically how I started in the CG Industry, but far from what I thought I would be doing a few years later.

When I finished University, I felt I wanted to dive deeper into the CG Industry but it was quite hard to do so in Portugal. At that time I had been to London quite a few times and it was a city I really enjoyed. I was already aware of Escape and it looked like the courses were pretty solid and the tutors quite experienced in several fields of the industry.

After a few emails back and forth I decided to join Escape Studios to do the 3D for VFX course. I must admit it was the best decision I could ever make. I've always been quite fascinated by the VFX part of the industry but before joining Escape I never really got into it. Escape showed me the way and allowed me to release the beast within...

To pick my favourite project is not anActually entering in the VFX industry was a great surprise for me, and not something I had planned. First, while studying Industrial Design in Portugal, I started using 3D for university work, mainly Product Visualization. While at university, opportunities arose to do some Architectural Visualization work and that's basically how I started in the CG Industry, but far from what I thought I would be doing a few years later.
As I finished university, I felt I wanted to dive deeper into the CG Industry but it was quite hard to do so in Portugal. At that time I had been to London quite a few times and it was a city that I really enjoyed, also I was already aware of Escape and It looked like the courses were pretty solid and the tutors quite experienced in several fields of the industry. 
After a few emails back and forth I decided to join Escape Studios to do the Visual Effects Course. I must admit it was the best decision I could ever made. I've always been quite fascinated by the VFX part of the industry but before joining Escape I never really got into to it. Escape showed me the way and allowed me to release the beast within...
easy task, because honestly I take a lot of pride in all the projects that I do.

ABOUT? Putting VFX aside, the things I like the most are photography, traveling and sports. What motivated me to come to ILM Singapore was not only the company itself (obviously!) but the possibility of traveling around the South East Asia. I must say, you can get the most awesome pictures around here. I'm quite a sports addict. I love tennis, football and any water sports, something that London didn’t cater for!

ADVICE:

1) Be passionate and take pride in what you do.
2) Learn to accept and grow from criticism.
3) Have goals and fight for them. Don't put limits in yourself.