“I’ve got a passion for digital media, VFX and editing, so after graduating from high school in Indonesia I came straight to New Zealand and signed up at ACG Yoobee Auckland. I began half way through 2014 with a Diploma of Animation and Digital Video, and have just graduated with my Diploma of Digital Filmmaking (Advanced).
“I learnt so much during my time there – how to work as part of a team, how to take feedback, and of course how to use lots of software, such as Maya, Nuke, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. I particularly enjoyed editing and the VFX assignment we did. The tutors at ACG Yoobee are extremely helpful and they encouraged me to be more creative in my work. The standards are as high as industry standards so graduates are well placed when they enter the workforce. It gives you confidence knowing that your work matches up to industry.
“The ACG Yoobee careers team helped me a lot when I started job hunting, especially with my CV. English is not my first language so I had a lot of grammar that needed correcting! I applied for quite a few jobs and then was offered my current position as a Video Editor at Ten8Media. I edit action sports TV shows – think drag racing, mix martial arts, and jet skiing! I love working in the creative industries. It’s great making new connections with other creatives and also getting feedback, so I can keep improving my work. I want to keep developing my skills and eventually work for a bigger company. One day I’d really love to go to the USA and do some work in Hollywood!”