Jake's Story: 3D Generalist Internship in Sydney
This is Jake!
During the summer of 2020, as a student at the University of Technology Sydney, Jake undertook internships with Akromat, a boutique visual effects and design company, and Apostle Digital, a video production company. When his internship period ended, Jake secured a part-time position at Apostle Digital.
Tell us more about your Internship in Apostle Digital and Akromat!
Apostle Digital is a video production company that serves as a producer of commercial content and a post-production house for narrative projects.
During my 3D generalist internship at Apostle Digital, I managed various aspects, including texturing, 3D animation, lighting, and compositing 3D renders for both commercial and narrative projects. Additionally, I contributed conceptual ideas and potential workflows for specific projects that, unfortunately, I can't discuss in detail.
Apostle Digital is a video production company based in Sydney
Akromat is a boutique visual effects studio where I served as a generalist, handling various niche 3D and compositing roles. My responsibilities included tasks such as modeling, 3D animation, and developing systems for compositing and animation within After Effects.
Akromat has worked in different projects, including Netflix: The Unlisted series
How did your internships prepare you for your future career?
In both studios, I have already learned an immense amount of valuable lessons about functioning within a professional environment and have made connections with people who have provided me with invaluable advice. I have no doubt that these internships have laid the groundwork for my future career.
One of Jake's works, a looping environment render created with Unreal Engine and After Effects
How did ArtBound Initiative help you in your career?
The first step into the industry is often the most daunting and the most difficult. Trying to get your voice heard by studios when you have no experience yet seems impossible at times. ArtBound essentially flipped this dynamic, so companies were contacting me and training me to respond appropriately.
Jake during an outing with other ABI Members
This turned an incredibly daunting process into something that could be manageable and even fun, and I was able to do my best work because of that.
3D Generalist Internship | Apostle Digital & Akromat
See some of Jake's work at jakemakesthings.myportfolio.com
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