(guest post by Sean Wright, DD35)
This past Wednesday (June 1st), the 35th Digital Design class had the distinct pleasure of visiting the work space of The Sequence Group, a premier design, visual effects and animation team that happens to be located here in Vancouver.
I think it is safe to say the visiting students were wowed by not only the quality of the work shown but by the broad variety of projects; it was a truly inspiring example of creativity that touched on everything from projection displays at live events, to animated sequences for television productions, to video game cut scenes. After being thoroughly impressed by the screening, we were given a few minutes to interact with the team themselves before deadlines demanded they return to work and we returned to our own devices.
This was the third and final industry visit for DD35’s Industry IQ class, and roughly the halfway mark for our year long program. On the walk home, I and another student were discussing how both inspirational and intimidating these visits had been. The level of talent possessed by such a (relatively) small team, the fact that two VFS alumni were among them; it was very clear that while a solid grounding in design as provided by the Digital Design program was a great start in this industry, the limits of achievement are truly dependent on your own effort and imagination. Nothing is out of your reach so long as you have the desire and motivation to achieve it, but it will take work.
Here’s to the halfway point in the program and to setting that bar one more notch higher.