FREEFOLK INTERNSHIP SCHEME - FUTUREFOLK
FUTUREFOLK'S MISSION IS TO DISCOVER TALENT FROM ALL DISCIPLINES TO NURTURE THE NEXT GENERATION IN VFX
Futurefolk is a paid internship in our London studio within our 2D or 3D Departments.
Our industry has traditionally been male-dominated and Freefolk want to address this by providing great opportunities for all students who are interested in starting a career in post-production. Futurefolk was created to help this cause and build a workforce that reflects the society we live in. We are interested in your talent and enthusiasm, not your gender or background!
The opportunity is now open to all VFX students - both pre and post graduate. So whether you’re a budding 3D Supervisor or a superstar comper, you need to compile a 2 minute reel of your best work to be in with a chance of gaining a one month paid work placement this summer, working with the team on live projects.
If your work makes the grade you’ll be invited to meet the Freefolk team and that’ll be your chance to convince them that you’re right person to win an internship place, where you’ll have the chance to be involved in both TV and commercial projects.
Hear more about the placement from our previous interns...
Carina Carlsson - Nuke Compositor
"I've really loved my time at Freefolk. Rob said on one of my first days "we're going to get you production-ready" and it's been so much fun as my first foray into the industry, getting to work on a variety of shots on a television show and advertisements, learning the Freefolk pipeline, experiencing dailies and understanding what supervisors are looking for. I have learnt so much here and appreciate the feedback I've gotten on my shots.
I have really taken on board how to approach different shots, improving my tracking, cleanup, and grading as well as learning about how you rebuild CG in industry. And of course it's been hugely exciting getting to see my work go out to clients and get approved. I've really appreciated the time that Rob, Simon-Pierre, and Steve took to teach me how to improve in compositing. A big thank you to everyone at Freefolk for making me feel so welcome, especially since I was working remotely!"
Daniel Evans - Generalist
“I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Freefolk. It taught me a lot about how a professional production team work together to achieve the end product and overcome challenges along the way. It was an enlightening experience that I feel very lucky to have had, especially during these extraordinary times. For anyone thinking of entering this year I’d say, focus on your reel and portfolio, doing as much as you can in your own time. Your own projects are what will make you stand out amongst others.”
Amy Wright, Animator-
'I am incredibly grateful for having the opportunity to get my foot in the door with the Futurefolk scheme. The work being produced at Freefolk definitely rivals that of the larger VFX houses in London while still having a tight-knit community feel of a smaller studio. I happily returned back to work there as a part-time freelancer after I completed my internship, and everyone was very understanding of my tough schedule alongside my university studies. It would have been significantly more challenging to find a way into the industry without this opportunity, and I would recommend it to anyone who is in a similar position.'
ENTRIES FOR 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED
"The demands of content creators are really ramping up as we exit the pandemic and so the need to grow the VFX workforce with highly skilled and talented people is ever more important. Freefolk’s paid internship programme is the ideal opportunity for someone to get a foot in the door and gain the experience they need to build a rewarding career in VFX”.Neil Hatton, CEO UK Screen Alliance