With the first semester coming to a close, we thought we’d spend some time with a few of our students to talk about their thoughts on the program. Here is Victor Silva from Brazil.
I am a Brazilian designer and I’ve graduated in graphic design at UNESP (a Brazilian university) last year. I currently live in Bauru, SP where I work for a production company named F/1.4 doing a bunch of different things, but specialising in motion design (I also have a passion for photography and color grading). Another big thing for me is music and it wonders me seeing it fully integrated with design. After all, music is design too.
2) How did you find out about MoGraph Mentor and what made you interested in joining the program?
I discovered MM by Vimeo. I was already following Michael, so the animation he did to promote the program showed up on my feed. I was really hyped by the program with the animation. Plus, the list of mentors were sooooo awesome! The cherry on the pie for me was the attention I had from Michael and Christal. I was sold. Hahaha
3) What do you like best about MoGraph Mentor? Anything that can be improved?
It’s hard to chose 1 thing. But I really love the access we have with such great designers (I’m not quoting names here, so they can’t be jealous haha). The interaction I have with them has inspired me so much and I feel like I’m becoming a part of their community. Another great, but hard, thing is that I always have to do my best. Michael always says that we’ll get out of the program what put into it and I feel it in every class. Talking about what can be improved, I think that class 2 is going to get even better. We’ll now have smaller classrooms and other mentors (I think that it will be great to learn from others as well). But, really, class 1 is already awesome.
4) Do you feel like you have grown as a motion designer since joining the program?
Absolutely! The program is based on projects. This means that every week we have to deliver something… this is very time consuming but it impacts my skills. Plus the feedback we have, even when it’s simple, has a huge influence on the final project. It’s not like no one can evolve without MM, but it certainly keeps pushing me to grow.
5) Do you have any advice for future students?
I can’t say if MM is right for everyone, but it is opening a bunch of doors for me. My advice would be if you choose to enter the program, do your best and enjoy the moments you’ll have with all these great people!
6) Any last comments about the program?
All I can say is that I am reeaaally excited for the next class to get started! Things keep getting better and better!
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