“If you can dream it, you can do it.” These inspired words from Walt Disney have always resonated with Valentina, who is a firm believer that there is no limit to what you can create. Valentina has been crazy about animation and films ever since she was a kid, growing up in Switzerland. Once she moved to New Zealand she studied special effects makeup for movies and VFX makeup specialising in character design. Her appetite for digital design then well whetted, she enrolled as a student at Yoobee, going on to gain her Diploma in Animation and Digital Video and her Diploma of Animation (Advanced), for which she was awarded Distinction.
In 2013, the multilingual Valentina was brought on board as a tutor, and since April 2015 she’s been leading and managing the Multimedia Department. She’s currently also working towards her Level 7 Advanced 3D Graphics Diploma at ACG Yoobee and continues to build her skills in the fascinating world of VFX makeup, face and body painting, and costume and prop design. On top of all that, Valentina somehow finds the time to help local filmmakers and artist friends with their ongoing creative projects.
So Valentina, what might people be surprised to learn about you?
“I played basketball for 11 years. Our team competed several times in the Swiss Championships - once we came third, once we can second and twice we won it! I also do a bit of modelling, voice acting, and am an extra for film work.”
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