Ironically enough, 3D and Foundation grad Daphne Angela De Jesus has no qualms about using the skills she honed at VFS for evil – The League of Super Evil, that is. She spent the fall doing contract work on the show (currently still in production) as a Compositor for Vancouver’s Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc.
“I’m happy to have worked on [The League of Super Evil],” she says. “I definitely liked this particular project because the show is very funny! We watched the new episodes that were finished with post-production about every two weeks during dailies, and I really enjoy this show.”
She worked as a compositor the whole time she was there. “Compositing is putting together rendered 3D images and doing necessary treatments to achieve the final look – like color correcting, tracking, rotoscoping, finding illegal colours, banding, crashing, or reporting animation or render errors,” she describes. “I found the job very easy since it was work that I have trained myself to do at VFS.”
“The experience at Nerd Corps wasn’t a big surprise because the [VFS] 3D program is structured like a studio environment. [Nerd Corps] was very similar in that a lot of your coworkers are in a big room like the Ant Farm, where you all work together.”
“It was a good learning experience. First jobs aren’t supposed to be glamorous,” Daphne reasons. “It’s a first kick in the rear so that the next one doesn’t seem to hurt as much.”