Students from across Bristol took part in a work experience placement here at A Productions recently.
Hannah Murdoch, welfare and HR manager at A Productions, said: “It was great to have the students spend some time at the studio. They were given a full tour of all the different roles involved in the animation process, from the production side to the creative disciplines, such as design, rigging, 2D and 3D animation.
“It’s very important to us to support young people seeking to break into the animation industry, or indeed learn about the opportunities available to them so they can make decisions about their future careers.”
Tyler said: “I didn’t know there were so many jobs in animation. Rigging was the best part, I didn’t even know it even existed before this week, I thought everything had to be hand drawn.”
Nyah said: “I really enjoyed the whole experience and I loved learning about all the work that goes into producing animation.”
Luca said: “I really enjoyed working with the various software that A Productions uses and seeing incredible projects like Sesame Street and JoJo & Gran Gran. It was amazing to meet such amazingly creative and friendly people, who are so enthusiastic to be at work.”
Louis said: “I really enjoyed working with the design team. It was great learning how to use Photoshop. I’d never used it before, but I got quite good at it by the end of the week.”
Oscar said: “I enjoyed my time at A Productions and the staff were kind. The part I enjoyed the most was the 3D animation – it was new to me but still interesting and fun.”