Cinesite's Inspire program supports courses in visual effects, technical effects and programming. An internship is awarded on an annual basis to students and recent graduates looking for an opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working in a cutting edge facility on high-end films.
This year's winner Adam Bailey developed a passion for animation and animated films at a young age. Having graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in architecture, Adam realized that animation was the career path he should have taken and enrolled in online courses to advance his 3D skills in a new direction. His show reel and application instantly caught the attention of the judges.
Eamonn Butler, Animation Director at Cinesite, says, "Adam won me over with his passion for animation. His hunger to learn coupled with a natural talent for performance made him stand out in this competition."
Previous winners of Cinesite's Inspire internship have worked for them on productions including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,
John Carter and
Skyfall and are now established visual effects professionals working all over the world. Cinesite, which recently completed visual effects for
World War Z, Iron Man 3, Jack Ryan,
300: Rise of an Empire and
Black Sky, is currently working on
All You Need is Kill and
The Monuments Men, an upcoming Columbia Pictures/Fox production produced and directed by George Clooney.
Adam Bailey: "I am honored and very grateful to be chosen as the winner of the Inspire internship. I have always wanted to be part of feature level production and for the Cinesite team to offer me a chance to be tutored by industry experts on a feature project is exciting and life changing, to say the least."
This is the fourth year that Cinesite has run Inspire. During this time, the company has built relationships with educational facilities in the UK and around the world, giving advice and support to tutors and students in order to support emerging talent in the industry.
"Since we began Inspire, the standard of work from students and graduates has consistently improved, year on year," says Cinesite Managing Director Antony Hunt. "The UK is creating world-class visual effects artists and I have no doubt that Adam will move easily into production at Cinesite."