The Junior 2D artists apprenticeship will support the responsible for assisting the senior visual effects artists by preparing elements for use in the final VFX shot. This will include:
Topics covered in this apprenticeship include
For more information on this apprenticeship please visit Institute of Apprenticeships.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include A Levels (or equivalent level 3 qualification) in a moving picture or art related subject. Most candidates will also have English and Maths at level 2 on entry. Some employers may also ask for a portfolio of still or moving image manipulation or the completion of a timed assessment in order to access their artistic and technical ability as part of the selection process.
Apprenticeships are assessed by classroom study coursework and assessments along with on-the-job practicals.
Upon successful completion of their apprenticeship the individual will typically progress to become a compositor and may eventually become a 2D or VFX Supervisor. Junior 2D artists will typically be employed by a range of small to large post-production companies servicing the British and International Film, Television and Commercial industries. They will usually be based in an office environment working on television commercials, television series and feature films.