When we caught up with Maxwell Smith about his new position as a Matchmove Artist at Framestore, he wanted to make it clear that he owed a lot of his success to his tutors Gideon Corby and Dan Shutt. They were ‘his greatest influence’ while he studied here at Escape Studios and according to him are ‘Masters of their craft’. Max proved to be a very talented artist and once he completed his VFX Production course, he actually came to work with us as a studio assistant.
With so many fresh-faced compositors fighting for the best jobs in the industry, it's important to make sure you have the skills that can set you apart from your competition. Max felt that his time here as Studio Assistant really gave him the edge he needed. It enabled him to perfect his showreel and sharpen his knowledge of Maya and other relevant software. We spoke to him about what it feels like to be working for one of the top post houses in the UK and asked him to divulge more about the journey that got him there.