Nicola Hoyle
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Double Negative staff have worked on special effects on the Harry Potter and Batman films and are part of the UK's fast-growing visual effects industry.

To work in visual effects or designing computer games Next Gen Skills , a campaign backed by some big employers, says you need to have a combination of creative and technological skills. They suggest maths, physics, art and computer science qualifications.

Nicola Hoyle, who is a Visual Effects Supervisor at Double Negative, says you need to be creative and "enjoy messing around on a computer" if you are considering a career in this industry.

Skillset, which provides information on careers in the creative industries, has lists of apprenticeships and industry-approved courses, although some companies have expressed concern complaining about a lack of accredited training.

You can find some general advice from BBC News on looking for a job here and the government's Next Step site has advice on planning a career.

  • 13 Dec 2011
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