What, specifically, was your favourite part of your experience at NZ Digital Academy, and why?
I guess it would be the team project we worked on at the end of the term, it’s so great to get some experience before you enter work in the industry. We worked as a team and did our best to solve problems with the same goal in mind. And that’s exactly what a studio would look for, so it added great value in my job hunting.
What was your biggest fear before coming to the NZ Digital Media Academy? Did it come true, and if not, what happened instead?
Language was my biggest hurdle for sure. At first it was quite hard to understand the Kiwi accent, and I couldn’t keep up with the rate of the tutor’s speech. My first class was stressful, but luckily I made a great group of friends who also helped me overcome the language hurdle.
In what way do you think your education from NZ Digital Academy has/will help you in the real world and your career?
The NZ Digital Academy has great teacher resources in many different areas, like Modelling, Animation and Compositing. Receiving constructive criticism from tutors seems daunting to begin with, but it gives a good insight to how the industry works. Critical feedback from clients is a necessary process to refine the product, and bring it as close as possible to the commission briefing in a way that pleases the client.