February 7, 2014
This Tracer wasn’t planning on a career in visual effects. Not even close. But we’re so glad things worked out like they did. Allow us to introduce you to Asha Parakkal.
Asha was born and raised in Kerala, a state in the south-west region of India. After years of school and hundreds of episodes of Tom and Jerry (which she admits she never missed), Asha enrolled in a post-graduate program for English Literature. Upon graduating, the next logical step was to become a lecturer. But things didn’t feel right. Asha wanted to do something she truly loved – a job where she could make the most of her creativity. That’s when she came knocking at our door.
For the past year, Asha has worked as a roto artist at Trace. Her passion for VFX and ability to learn quickly have made her a valuable asset on so many of our projects. She especially loves how the work she creates entertains people around the world. “Asha has really impressed us with her creative ability. We’re really looking forward to seeing her grow,” said Varun Parange, Head of Production at Trace.
It’s starting to sound like working at Trace has changed the way Asha sees things. She told us that Avatar’s animation and visual effects make it the most amazing movie of the last 10 years. But don’t worry, Tom and Jerry will always have a special place in her heart.
Stay tuned to see which Tracer is featured next!