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Adam’ VFX portfolio recognised with award in The Rookies global contest

Visual Effects student Adam Loughridge’s skill and talent has been recognised with an Excellence Award in the The Rookies of the Year contest this year. His work was judged by practicing professionals in some of the world’s largest Animation/VFX and Games companies, who commended Adam for his high level of work.

Adam, said: “I was delighted to receive this receive this recognition for my work which will really help me with my career. Since completing my HND this summer, I feel ready to follow a career as a professional Visual Effects artist. I’ve now got a great showreel and have been given many opportunities by lecturers and built vital connections other students and professionals working in the industry.

The Visual Effects course gave me the chance to learn the high-level skills and workflows necessary to become a professional in the VFX industry. I really need also to commend the teaching team which has a wide range of industry experience across many disciplines which has provided me with insightful feedback on work so I can achieve the standard expected in today’s industry.

“Throughout the pandemic the lecturers ensured that we still had remote access to the college computers and software from home which was amazing, given the importance of access to these facilities. This really showed me that the teaching team is invested in our progression as they went above and beyond to help us to produce our best work.”

Darin Smyth, Curriculum Area Manager, ICT and Digital Solutions at Belfast Met, confirmed: “I would like to congratulate Adam on this award. These certificates are highly sought after and very much recommended to include in any job applications to show that the judges believed that their work is great. His portfolio now allows him to share his portfolio that is considered ready to share with recruiters.

Darin added: “This is another example of how well Belfast Met supports students to progress into professional careers. This industry level project means Adam can is in a really good position to get job offers and I wish him every success with his future career."

You can see Adam’s amazing portfolio here -

Budding filmmakers can still apply to the HND Visual Effects course at Belfast Met here

Applications for the HND Motion Graphics at Belfast Met is also still open, check out one of our graduate Karl Herman’s portfolio here:

To apply go to click here

More details about the The Rookies contest and the judging panel here:

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