Meet the people behind our award-winning work across the globe. Up next is our CG Lead and VES Award nominee, Prashanth Paramasivam.
We interviewed Prashanth to learn some more about his personal stories and career highlights. Here’s what he had to say.
Can you share your story with us? How did you get to where you are today and what has your journey been like in both work and life?
I joined MPC without any idea of how big it is. I was lucky to have a mentor, who was open and supportive to every new part of VFX I tried to learn. Looking at my journey and how far i’ve come, It wouldn’t have been possible without my colleagues trust or support. This encourages me to pass my learnings on to anyone who is trying to do the same.
What do you love about working in CG?
I think this is a question all CG artists at some point will be asked. Every day we feel that we are part of something immense and the result is always rewarding. There is always more to learn and this keeps our minds young and active in work and life. There are a lot of proud moments in our work. My fav one is from John Lewis where a dog jumps with our CG dog watching it on TV.
What were your passions or hobbies growing up?
When I was a kid I enjoyed electronics, and I built my own circuits. I was that curious kid and would break open anything I could get my hands on to understand how it works. Learning electronics was expensive back then, my mother encouraged me to explore it more. I did a course in robotics and built my own tiny robots after I finished college.
If you could go back, what one piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t be afraid to make more mistakes and take more risks. I learned this lesson late in my life, but I think it all worked well.
Describe the 3 characteristics about yourself that you believe led to your success in business?
I believe being curious, open, and tenacious has led to where I am right now. These characteristics were put to test when I learned MPC’s own grooming tool ‘Furtility’. There was no documentation for advertising, so I took the challenge of learning this on my own. I spent every weekend for three months learning and finally managed to start working on live projects with the knowledge I gained.
What’s something interesting you’re currently working on? Personal or professional.
I am currently working on trying to automate fur grooming using AI. I hope I can get it completed before the end of next year. Even if it doesn’t work out, I know I will learn a lot of new things which will inspire new ideas.
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