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Students exhibit their work at Double Negative studios during ExpoTees London

11 January 2016 @TeessideUni


Animation and Visual Effects students from the School of Computing had the opportunity to exhibit their work at Double Negative’s London studios this summer. Staff and students took the renowned ExpoTees brand to the country’s capital city to meet some of the industry’s leading players.

Students showcased their portfolios and promoted their ideas to recruiters from the AVFX world, while networking with industry professionals and getting tips on the interview process and careers advice.

As well as the ExpoTees event, the School of Computing’s future graduates took a tour of prominent AVFX studios, including Cinesite, The Mill, Industrial Light & Magic, Glassworks and Blue Zoo. The Managing Director of Studio AKA, Philip Hunt, took time to deliver an informative and interesting talk from a 2D animation perspective.

Students exhibiting at ExpoTees in previous years have gone on to work on illustrious film and games titles after graduating, for some of the industry’s top companies, and many of them cite ExpoTees as key in their career development.

Here’s a flavour of what the participants of this year’s ExpoTees London had to say about the event:

• I feel more confident in my skills, and it was enlightening to hear from people inside the studio about things so specific to us • It was a chance to see what the studios are actually like! They now seem somehow closer • the fact that I'm now looking forward to applying to jobs rather than being really scared about it • Seeing the artists working at Dneg. That was awesome. They were just like us in the university labs except they were modeling some really awesome stuff! • The feedback provided by the experience artist in ExpoTees London was really valuable and will be helpful for the future to secure a good job in the industry. • We had a golden opportunity to share our work with recruiters and higher-up staff for jobs or feedback. I think people really benefitted from it. • It was a perfect networking opportunity. We got the chance to share our work with industry professionals and they were more than willing to discuss our work, and tell us more about what the industry is like.

ExpoTees London