QUICKFIRE ROUND: SENIOR CG GENERALIST MARIE ANGOULVANT
Every fortnight we’re going to sit down with one of our wonderful Frontier people to get stuck into their life, their career and their top tips for the next generation of VFX talent coming through. This time out we’ve sat down with Senior CG Generalist Marie Angoulvant to learn more about life at Frontier.
How did you get into VFX in the first place and what brought you to now?
My senior year of high school I heard about a 3D Animation program at a nearby college. I knew that I wanted to do something that combined art and technology, and so it seemed like a perfect option! The 3D Animation degree allowed me to get a generalist education, and I decided that what I liked best was asset creation.
What does a good culture look like to you?
A workplace where people can encourage and help each other, and where people feel able to reach out to their teammates, both for technical help, and just to chat.
If you had to describe the team at Frontier in three words, what would they be?
Welcoming, talented, and diverse!
As a CG Generalist you have many different skills – what element of CG brings you the most joy?
I love being able to see an asset through from start to finish! It’s very satisfying to take something from a concept or a handful of references and make it into a fully finished 3D object.
In your opinion, what would you say are the benefits of being a Generalist versus specializing in a particular 3D discipline?
I get bored quickly, so I like always having variety in what I do!
If you could go back in time to the start of your career, what advice would you give yourself?
It’s great to spend time getting better as a 3D Artist, but don’t forget to branch out and try new things too!
How do you stay connected with the rest of the team working from home?
The whole team is very present on Slack, so we’re able to check in with each other, either by messaging or by hopping into quick voice calls when we need to.
How do you spend your time outside of work?
Outside of work, I like to explore Montreal (in the summer) and draw! Since the pandemic started, I’ve also gotten into playing Dungeons and Dragons, which has been a great way to keep in touch with friends!
What are your top tips for making your home working space nice to be in?
Invest in a good chair! You’re going to spend lots of hours in it, it’s worth it!
What are you watching right now that has you hooked?
I just finished Our Flag Means Death and I can’t wait for season two!