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VFX / Animation at Outpost VFX

Q: What is your job and what does your typical day involve?

A: A normal working day for me involves taking on any 3D task that might need doing on a range of projects.

Q: How did you decide that you wanted to be a part of your industry?

A: I have wanted to be part of the industry from a very young age because it fascinated me. My personal interest drove me to work and become apart of of this growing industry.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your industry?

A: I enjoy working on creative projects with like minded people. Working in teams with other people that are just as passionate as you are about the work. Everyone is always willing to help each other out.

Q: Since starting your job, what's your greatest achievement?

A: My greatest achievement is working on the feature film '47 meters down' which is now named 'In the Deep'. I was given the chance to work on CG sharks and props in the film while working on my own shots.

Q: Where were you born, and what made you come to Bournemouth?

A: I was born in Romford on the outskirts of London, I moved to Bournemouth because I wanted a change of life style and I took a liking to the company I work for now.

Q: What do you remember about your first day at your job?

A: I remember talking to my supervising animator and being briefed about 'In the Deep'. It was great meeting everyone aswell.

Q: When you were a child, what did you want to be?

A: I wanted to go into 3D since the age of 8, after seeing toy story. I didn't know about all the different roles but I knew that's what I wanted to do. Before then I was always into Art, but I was too young to make a decision.

Q: When was the last time you learnt something new?

A: I learn new things everyday, some more than others. But this industry changes so quickly, you don't have a chance to stop learning. Which is exactly how I like it.

Q: What was your first job?

A: My first job was working on a mobile phone app game in Nottingham on a internship. It was an eye opener into the industry and how a company works.

Q: How are your company's Christmas parties?

A: The Christmas parties are good fun, I have only been to one, but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Q: What was the best advice somebody gave you?

A: Don't be an idiot, treat everyone the way you want to be treated, be nice and always help others. Share your knowledge.

Q: What would you name the autobiography of your life?

A: I would call it 'The life of Bimber'. Bimber is a nickname I have been given here. It's a mash up of my first and last names 'Ben Imber'. so I think that would be best.

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