/News 24.09.21


Animal Logic recently opened their doors to four enthusiastic up-and-comers for a truly coveted trainee program experience.

Earlier this year, Animal Logic was delighted to host four talented individuals that were accepted into the Screen NSW Animation and VFX Trainee Placement Pilot Program. The 6-month program provided each recipient with the opportunity to work with a mentor and assist their team with tasks and projects. Lauren Bartie, Robbie Beresford, Vella Tudor-Brown, and Nina Rokhatova were placed in different departments, including R&D, Rigging and Modelling, where they developed their skills and prepped for the next steps in their promising careers.

Animal Logic Trainee team

“Being a trainee at the place I have always wanted to work has been the best experience I could ever ask for, I can see my future far more clearly and know what I have to do to get there.”

Vella Tudor-Brown reflecting on her time in the Modelling Department

The mentors, Wei He, Cara Gately, David Whittaker and Daniel Texeira Silva, were paired up with a trainee to help guide them over the course of the program.

“The best part was following their improvement overtime and seeing them get more confident with their tasks. Another satisfying aspect was seeing the trainees contributing to projects and the studio overall.”

Daniel Texeira Silva – R&D Software engineer with Animal Logic

Each of the Trainees have individually offered their praise to the program, which has fortified their understanding of the industry and were pleased to bring their own unique set of skills to the table.

“I don’t know what I would do without the traineeship. I had excellent mentors from my team who supported me over the 6-months, through the ups and downs (we had to solve some really hard problems) and I am extremely grateful for all their support and all the skill they helped me to gain.”

Nina Rokhatova on her time in the R&D Department

Thanks to Screen NSW for partnering with Animal Logic on this program.

The Screen NSW Animation and VFX Trainee Placement Pilot Program will launch again soon, so keep an eye out for more updates!

Featured Image: Provided by Animal Logic