Could you give us a brief intro?
EH: My name is Emily and I am the art assistant at Industrial Light & Magic’s London studio. I work closely with the concept artists and art directors in the art department. My job varies a lot day by day but typically I help with creating concept work, working in 3D software to create or rig models, designing crew gear and a variety of administrative tasks such as prepping presentations for events or assisting with artwork sends to clients. I’ve been working in film for around a year and a half now!
Can you tell us a little more about your image?
EH: The image was inspired by the idea of being lost and not knowing where to turn next. The biggest challenge was representing the industry in a singular image. There’s so many roles within departments, it was hard to narrow it down to just a few.
What tools did you use to create the image?
EH: I used a mixture of digital 2D and 3D. Initially, I used Procreate on the iPad for quick sketches and jotting down ideas and once I was happy, I then modelled and created the layout in 3D. I used a mixture of Maya and Blender and then rendered the final image in Keyshot. I used Photoshop for any finishing touches and a bit of colour correction.
Biggest career highlight to date?
EH: I would say getting my first credit on a show. It’s really cool to be able to contribute to projects that people love to watch and as we don’t get to show much of what we do very often it’s definitely a highlight being able to see your work come to life!