The benef its of mee ting peo­ple

Aaron be­lieves that es­cap­ing from the busy stu­dio en­vi­ron­ment once in a while is al­ways a good idea

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Aaron says he’s for­tu­nate to work in a stu­dio at­mos­phere with other artists at ILM, but he still en­joys go­ing to fes­ti­vals and shows to catch up with his peers. And even now, he some­times finds him­self starstruck when meet­ing fel­low artists in the flesh.

“I mean, you fol­low a lot of peo­ple on Face­book, and you sort of get to know their work through pub­li­ca­tions like Imag­ineFX… then you see them for the first time and it’s sort of like an odd celebrity thing where you recog­nise them and go ‘I know you!’ and then I re­alise I don’t know you!” he laughs.

“It’s won­der­ful to see some­one in per­son for the first time. Raphael La­coste, for in­stance – I’m a big fan. I’m not a huge gamer but I love the aes­thetic of As­sas­sins Creed, so it was re­ally kind of cool when I met him at a show last year and I said ‘Hey, I’m a re­ally big fan of your stuff.’ I re­alised we’d never met!”

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