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Discussing inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity within the VFX, Animation & Games industries.

The Access:VFX Podcast ACCESS:VFX

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Discussing inclusion, diversity, awareness and opportunity within the VFX, Animation & Games industries.

    404: VFX & Animation Recruiters - ASK US ANYTHING, Part 2

    404: VFX & Animation Recruiters - ASK US ANYTHING, Part 2

    For this weeks episode of The ACCESS:VFX Podcast we've gathered recruiters and talent managers from the visual effects, animation, and games industries to tackle over 90 killer career questions sent in via our community on social media.

    Joining Simon and Nene for our second 'ASK US ANYTHING' episode are 5 recruiters and talent managers, namely…

    Ellie Algar, Recruitment Manager for Framestore,
    Joe Duffy, Global Talent Acquisition Lead for Jellyfish Pictures,
    Chloe Hardy, Talent Partner at Foundry,
    Paul Wilkes, Talent & Recruitment Consultant at PXL Talent,
    and,
    Tiffany Feeney, Global Executive Headhunter & Recruiter at Talent Outpost

    Also, if you're interested in any of the opportunities discussed on this episode check out the links below:

    Jellyfish Pictures: jellyfishpictures.com/join-us
    Framestore: framestore.com/careers
    Foundry: foundry.com/careers
    PXL Talent: app.loxo.co/pxl-talent
    Talent Outpost: talent-outpost.com/talent-services

    • 1 hr 54 min
    403: Womens History Month Special - VFX & Animation 'Near Peers'

    403: Womens History Month Special - VFX & Animation 'Near Peers'

    On this weeks episode of The ACCESS:VFX Podcast we’re reflecting on this year's Women's History Month, with a brilliant 'near peer' panel of women who are new to the industry working across a range of roles in visual effects and animation.

    Joining Nene and Simon on this one are Eilidh Brown, Rigging TD at Axis Studios, Emily Birkett, Junior Compositor at Union VFX, Paula Ezuma, Junior Compositor at Framestore and Daisy Kavanagh, Junior Animator at Blue-Zoo Animation Studio.

    This is an episode we’ve been planning for a while now, and it does not disappoint,

    We hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation with some of the newest members of our community in our Womens History Month and 'near peer' special!

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    402: VFX & Animation Recruiters - ASK US ANYTHING

    402: VFX & Animation Recruiters - ASK US ANYTHING

    For this weeks episode of The ACCESS:VFX Podcast we've gathered recruiters and talent managers from the visual effects, animation, and games industries to tackle 15 killer career questions sent in via our community on social media.

    Joining Simon and Nene for our first 'ASK US ANYTHING' episode are:

    Harriet Edge-Partington from Union Visual Effects,
    Ollie Gilmour from Electric Theatre Collective,
    HaZ Dulull Co-Founder of HaZimation,
    Karley Bittner from Blue Zoo Animation Studio,
    Celia Hunt, CGI Production Talent Manager from Aardman,
    and,
    Ethan Clark, Talent Acquisition Manager at REALTIME

    If you enjoyed this episode and would like YOUR burning career questions answered, then please email us at info@accessvfx.org and we'll have you covered on 'part two' of ASK US ANYTHING, coming soon...

    Also, if you're interested in any of the opportunities discussed on this episode check out the links below:

    HaZimation: https://hazimation.com/contact
    Blue Zoo: https://careers.blue-zoo.co.uk/
    Union: https://www.unionvfx.com/careers/ (blowing up soon!)
    Realtime: https://careers.realtimeuk.com/
    Aardman: https://jobs.aardman.com/vacancies/
    ETC: https://electrictheatre.tv/careers/

    • 1 hr 51 min
    401: International Womens Day Special

    401: International Womens Day Special

    Welcome back to a brand new season of the ACCESS:VFX Podcast!

    In this two-part episode, we’re celebrating International Womens Day and Women's History Month by chatting with four excellent guests from four of the newest additions to the ACCESS: VFX membership, including Annie Shaw from Realtime, Monica Garcia at Dimension, Rose Holt Matthews at Dupe VFX and Abi Klimaszewska from Black Kite.

    This is a truly inspiring conversation covering career advice, challenges, great mentors and more.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    303: 'End the Summer with XVFX' Live from Framestore

    303: 'End the Summer with XVFX' Live from Framestore

    On the evening of Thursday 21st September, XVFX, the ACCESS: VFX community for people of colour, held their ‘End the Summer with XVFX’ event kindly hosted at Framestore's London studio, and sponsored by Foundry.

    In addition to hosting a wonderful networking opportunity and event, we also had a dynamic panel discussion on the night with 'near peer' industry guests from our members' studios, in creative, production and tech positions.

    Expertly chaired by ACCESS: VFX board members, Executive Producer Anne Akande and Creative Director Nene Parsotam, all MC’d by VFX Supervisor and Filmmaker, Mark Pinheiro

    Our brilliant panel provided insight from DNEG Line Producer, Alisha Huxtable, Framestore Labs Support Engineer, Derin Owodunni and Creative Storyteller, Hameed Adigun.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    302: 'The Dark Side of AI' with Nene Parsotam

    302: 'The Dark Side of AI' with Nene Parsotam

    The ACCESS: VFX Podcast is back with another special episode discussing all things artificial intelligence and machine learning!

    Joining Nene Parsotam for this conversion on the 'darker side' of AI are: creative communicator, artist and a social media producer at Unfold Stories, Savena Surana, Global Head of Creative Strategy at Automated Creative, Amy Wright and Co-Founder & Head of Video Production at Univid, Jide Johnson.

    • 1 hr 23 min

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