We were thrilled to see Tropic Telecom screening at the Rencontres Internationales Festival in Berlin recently. This project was delivered by our 2019 London Greenlight team, and our trainees did an incredible job in creating, animating, and integrating Allie the albino alligator for the film.
We caught up with Keny Castro Moreno, Greenlight graduate and 3D modeller, to give us his thoughts on the screening and what he’s been up to since:
“Working on Tropic Telecom, my role was to do the 3D modelling on Allie, the albino alligator,” said Keny. “I had to study his anatomy carefully and match the way the scales would move and flow from our reference material – those were the key challenges!
“I didn’t have the chance to see the film at the Berlin festival myself – but when I first watched the completed film, seeing Allie brought to life by the entire team was rewarding, nostalgic, and I felt very proud of everyone who worked on the film alongside me.
“Since taking part in the Greenlight program, I’ve been on an exciting and challenging journey at DNEG, working on shows like F9, Justice League, Venom: Let There Be Carnage and the fourth Matrix film. I’m grateful and proud to have been a part of these projects, and DNEG’s amazing Greenlight programme.”
Running since 2017, our Greenlight programme is designed to offer the next generation of VFX artists the support and expertise they need to fully realise their potential. Over the course of a few months, Greenlight provides intensive dedicated training, live production experience and a mentoring programme to support VFX postgraduates taking their first steps in the industry.
We’re looking forward to welcoming more Greenlight candidates soon – if you’re interested in finding out more about life at DNEG, you’ll find details about the Greenlight programme on our Early Careers page and a list of our current open roles on our Careers page.