Saturday, 28 June 2014
Bucks Graduate Jaffar Ali joins The Bionic Group
Bucks animation graduate Jaffar Ali has just landed a job with The Bionic Group, a visual effects house based in Pinewood Studios, who have been producing visual effects for films such as Aliens, and Mission Impossible 1 & 2. Nowadays Bionic also create architecture animations for the construction industry.
Jaffar has been offered a job as a 3D Visualiser, starting in mid July. We are delighted to offer our congratulations to Jaffar and wish him the very best with his new job. Here at Bucks we focus heavily on employability, doing our very best to ensure that all our graduates have the right skills to succeed in the industry of their choice.
Jaffar recently got a paid internship with Vizrt, which you can read about here, showing how important it is to get a foot in the door of the industry and develop your skills.
Later, Jaffar came back to Bucks to help our current students develop the right skills to find work, talking in some detail at our Employability Panel about his journey into the industry. You can read what he and his fellow panelists had to say about finding work in digital media here.
(Editor's Note: For more on jobs and employability, read our guide to getting your first job. For posts on what studios look for in a great demo reel, try this link, hear what London's Blue Zoo has to say about finding work, and take a look at this video by Sony Pictures Animation. You can also watch Alex's ten minute video on creating a great reel, and read this post on the perfect demo reel. Also, check out our guide to animation careers here, and also take a look at this map of digital studios - a great place to start your search for work in the business. Learn the nuts and bolts of freelance life by reading our guide to invoicing clients, and our guide to putting together a great CV.)