BFX Recruitment Day

Friday 4 October 2019

Blue Zoo Animation Studios

12:45 HR Talk

One of the UK’s leading animation studios with a shelf full of BAFTAs for our trademark CG character animation. We produce shorts, commercials, digital content and some of the most wellloved kids shows on TV.

Cinesite

Cinesite creates award-winning visual effects for film and television, as well as feature animation.

Over the past 25 years our credits have included Avengers: Endgame, Mary Poppins Returns, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and The Revenant, as well as all the Harry Potter films. Our passionate team are more than talented VFX artists, they’re storytellers and trusted partners throughout the entire filmmaking process.

We offer visual effects under the Cinesite brand in London and Montreal, in Vancouver through Image Engine and in Germany through Trixter. Together, we offer the whole spectrum of VFX to clients around the globe. www.cinesite.com

Creative Assembly Ltd

14:15 HR Talk

Creative Assembly is one of Europe’s leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including multiple Best Place to Work awards and recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.

DNEG

14:00 HR Talk

We are DNEG are one of the world’s leading visual effects, animation and stereo conversion companies for feature film and television, with studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Goa.

Since the opening of our first studio in London in 1998 we’ve always focused on building close working relationships with filmmakers. We thrive on collaboration and the creative energy this provides, and we are dedicated to delivering excellence on every project we are involved with.

We’ve brought home the Oscar for ‘Best VFX’ for four out of the last five years. In total, we’ve been honoured with 5 Academy Award wins, 5 BAFTA Awards and 10 Visual Effects Society Awards for our visual effects work on shows like ‘First Man’, ‘Altered Carbon’, ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Ex Machina’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘Inception’ and ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2’.

Projects currently in production at DNEG include TV shows such as ‘The New Pope’, ‘Doctor Who Season 12’ and ‘Altered Carbon Season 2’, movies such as ‘Dune’, ‘Fast & Furious 9’, ‘Chaos Walking’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, and animated feature film ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’.

Electropages Media

Electropages Media is a global digital marketing agency and part of the Berkshire Hathaway Group. Our mission is to provide the engineering & electronics industry with the very latest digital products and effective marketing services.

Escape Studios

From VFX to Game Art, Animation to Motion Graphics, Escape Studios is recognised as a first-class education provider for the creative industries.

We take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers. With courses developed by industry experts, at Escape Studios you learn from the best.

We offer undergraduate degrees in VFX, Animation and Game Art. Plus a range of postgraduate degrees and short courses such as Motion Graphics, Storyboarding and VR. We don’t just love the creative industries, we live and breathe them; our focus is on ensuring all of our students leave studio-ready.

Frontier Developments plc

12:30 HR Talk

Frontier Developments is the studio behind Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous, LostWinds and Planet Coaster, founded in 1994 by games industry veteran David Braben. Frontier’s development strengths are immersive and fun gameplay design with unparalleled artistic quality, all enabled by its cutting-edge in-house COBRA game development technology and a talent for getting the best out of hardware and UI.

Jurassic World Evolution is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Elite Dangerous is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Planet Coaster is available now for PC. Other Frontier titles include RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, Thrillville, LostWinds, Kinectimals, Disneyland Adventures, Zoo Tycoon and ScreamRide.

Funko Animation Studios

13:00 HR Talk

Funko Animation Studios are an awarding winning animation production company based in the heart of Bath; we produce work of the very highest calibre. In recent years Funko has become established as a global pop culture phenomenon; working with Lucas Films, Marvel, Disney, DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Microsoft, the animated content produced at Funko Animation Studios in Bath heralds a new era of original Funko animation.

Industrial Light & Magic

12:15 HR Talk

ILM is an American motion picture visual effects company that was founded in May 1975 by George Lucas. It is a division of the film production company Lucasfilm, which Lucas founded, and was created when Lucas began production of the film Star Wars.

Jellyfish Pictures

Founded in 2001, Jellyfish Pictures has grown from the original “two-man band” into an internationally recognised operation with over 200 employees working across three London studios. VFX credits include blockbuster movies such as Lucas Films’ Star Wars series Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Last Jedi and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; TV Dramas including Netflix’s The Innocents and Black Mirror: Hated in the Nation; TV Documentaries such as Planet Dinosaur and Inside the Human Body.

Since the launch of Jellyfish Animation in 2014, Jellyfish has produced high quality CG animation for top rated children’s shows, Dennis and Gnasher: Unleashed (CBBC), Floogals (Universal Kids) and Bitz & Bob (Cbeebies) and most recently, has embarked on developing and producing its own original animated children’s content.

Known for its strong art direction, world class animation and beautifully rendered imagery, Jellyfish has won an EMMY, a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects, two Royal Television Society Awards, two highly sought after Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, as well as many other accolades including two PRIMETIME EMMY nominations.

LoveLove Films

LoveLove Films are an award-winning animation studio based in Bournemouth, UK. Since 2010, we have been providing animated content to a range of clients from all around the world. Among our animation services, we are developing an array of children’s television IPs. Our current focus is on Pop Paper City, a vibrant children’s 3D craft series with adventure. The distributor for Pop Paper City is animation powerhouse Aardman, who are the studio behind classic animations such as Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run, and Shaun the Sheep.

At LoveLove, We believe that children’s TV is an integral part of our culture, and is one of the greatest ways to inspire younger audiences. Through our own projects – present and future – we to create unique and exciting content for children everywhere.

Outpost VFX

13:30 HR Talk

Outpost is a VFX team built on a foundation of getting the right people and offering them a balanced and supportive environment to work in, which empowers us to deliver astonishing visual effects for film, high-end TV and creative projects.

Picture Plane

13:45 HR Talk

Picture Plane is a digital imaging studio run by architects. The studio produces visualisations and animations that go beyond photorealistic representation to communicate the atmosphere and ethereal qualities of unbuilt spaces.

Picture Plane was established in 2007 by Jörg Majer and Maria Fulford. Collaborating with architects, artists, designers and engineers the studio constructs images through conversation and creates a strong narrative behind each piece of work.

Playground Games

13:15 HR Talk

Playground Games is an Xbox Game Studio and one of the highest rated video game developers in the world, with two AAA studios based in Leamington Spa.

Famed for the critically-acclaimed Forza Horizon franchise, our latest release, Forza Horizon 4, is the highest rated Xbox exclusive this generation with a 92 Metacritic. In both 2017 and 2018 the studio has awarded Best Place to Work in the UK games industry by gamesindustry.biz.

The Focus & Technicolor Academy

12:00 HR Talk

The Focus is a global recruitment brand, hiring for Technicolor’s award-winning film and episodic studios including MPC Film, Mill Film, Mr. X and Mikros Animation Montreal. With offices across 4 continents, we’ve made it easier for you to find the right opportunity, whether you’re a recent grad or already established in the industry.

Union Visual Effects

Union is an independent visual-effects facility founded in 2008 by Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan to provide a creative service for feature film and television productions. Located in the heart of Soho, London, the studio is founded on a culture of originality, innovation and collaboration. Exceptional supervisors, producers and artists share their experience and passion for filmmaking and storytelling to produce imaginative solutions, quick turnarounds and stunning results

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