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VFX studio One of Us looks outside London to find new talent

Company is working with Doncaster-based Firebrand which supports the VFX community with extra capacity and staff

Visual effects studio One of Us is aiming to find the next generation of talent from outside of London after partnering with Doncaster-based Firebrand VFX.

Firebrand supports VFX companies, TV and film producers, and brand agencies looking for extra capacity, with their staff based in the South Yorkshire city.

They work with a range of visual effects studios, providing bespoke training for local creative people, including the fundamentals of industry-standard compositing software Nuke.

“We have taken a different path to find and develop talent as all our artists are based in Doncaster,” said Sohpie Trainot, MD and co-founder, Firebrand. “Firebrand was borne from a desire to offer new opportunities to people in the area and the will to ensure that new VFX talent has entry-level options in the UK with access to a lifestyle they can afford.

“We love working with people with a similar sense of social responsibility and everyone at One of Us has been really supportive from the start. We’re delighted to expand the work we do with them.”

One of Us CEO Rachael Penfold added: “Working with Firebrand has been the perfect opportunity to continue our goal of providing new talent with a kick start to their career. The VFX industry can be quite intense, and a lot of the UK focus has always been in London, so we’re pleased to be able to help provide a wider range of opportunities.”