Junior 2D visual effects artist

Junior 2D visual effects artist

“A junior 2D visual effects artist assists senior visual effects artists with the integration of live action footage and computer generated imagery to create images for television and film”

Visual effects describe any imagery created, altered, or enhanced for moving media. They involve the integration of live-action footage and computer-generated imagery to create images that look realistic but would be dangerous, costly or simply impossible to capture during live-action shooting. As a junior 2D visual effects artist, you’ll be responsible for assisting the senior visual effects artists by preparing elements for use in the final visual effects shot. You’ll learn to create mattes by roto-scoping and keying to all elements of the scene to be layered convincingly; remove erroneous objects within the live-action footage; and produce simple composites. You’ll need to use your artistic knowledge in areas such as composition and colour, in addition to accepted industry standard, compositing software and operating systems to progress within visual effects. You’ll be expected to work well within a team and be a good communicator and problem solver. On successful completion, you’ll be able to progress to become a compositor and eventually a 2D or visual effects supervisor.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, ICT and DT

Entry requirements: A-levels or equivalent level 3 qualification in a moving picture- or art-related subject, as well as English and maths at level 2. Employers may also ask for a portfolio of still or moving image manipulation, or the completion of a timed assessment in order to access their artistic and technical ability

Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk