Delegates announced for Reset, TRC’s traineeship for animation, VFX and games

Industry News  |  07 March 2024

Following a fantastic response from across Scotland, TRC has announced the successful delegates for VFX and animation training programme Reset.

Reset 2 trainees with TRC’s MD Claire Scally and Deputy MD Beverley McMillan.
Photo by Siyao Li.

The programme, now in its second year, is supported by the recently established BFI Skills Cluster, delivered by Screen Scotland.

Reset trainees will learn from industry leaders whilst placed with award-winning animation, VFX and games studios across Scotland. The first iteration of the programme, which focused on retraining those who had been affected by the pandemic and EU exit, was a great success with most trainees securing further work in their new careers on completion. 

During an intensive 8-month programme, the 15 Reset trainees will work full time within their host company and will receive specialist training to enhance their existing skills and facilitate their transition to the industry. Training topics will include personal development, effective teamworking, IT, budgeting and production management for VFX and animation.

The successful delegates for TRC’s Reset 2 are:

  • Maeve Matheson – Production Assistant, Revenant
  • Christian Oroz Storm – Production Assistant, Revenant
  • Charlotte Carey – Junior 3D Artist, Blazing Griffin
  • Rebecca Murray – UI & Motion Graphics Artist, Blazing Griffin
  • Luke Coventry – CG Assistant, Wild Child Animation
  • Olivia Korsah – Edit Assistant, Wild Child Animation
  • Rebeccah Ahmed – Illustrator, Interference Pattern
  • Lesley Imgart – Production Assistant, Interference Pattern
  • Benji Sansom – 3D Designer, Brilliant Skies
  • Anna Dimmock – 2D/3D Intern, Brilliant Skies
  • Heather Allan – Graphics Trainee Assistant, Serious
  • Agata Kaczan – Intern, Eyebolls
  • Graeme Lord – Junior Producer/Designer, Extra Mile
  • Vida Boudin – Junior Videogame Artist, Extra Mile
  • Kitty Rose Banks – Trainee Production Coordinator, Fix FX

The return of our Reset programme received an incredible response across all areas of Scotland, highlighting the importance of providing training and support for the growing Animation, VFX and Games industries. Reset is an incredible opportunity for talented individuals with excellent transferrable skills to learn and gain experience within this sector, and we look forward to supporting such a great cohort in building a new career.

Claire Scally, Managing Director of TRC

It’s a time of significant change in the film and TV sector globally. Change drives opportunities, and a need for skills development, particularly in digital production and post-production. Screen Scotland continues to invest record levels of funding in training to build a resilient crew base for all parts of the Scottish screen sector and the financial investment from the industry partners, contributed alongside their expertise, is invaluable in the continued success of Reset, which is expertly delivered by TRC.

Steven Little, Head of Production at Screen Scotland

It’s fantastic to see the return of the Reset programme for those looking to progress into the digital content production (DCP) sectors. Given the BFI’s recent DCP skills scoping study findings, this intervention couldn’t be timelier. We look forward to seeing a new and diverse cohort of local Scottish talent make an important career step via this vital industry led and work-based training opportunities.

Sara Whybrew, Director of Skills and Workforce Development at BFI

To learn more about Reset and this year’s delegates, please visit the TRC website here.

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