Adam Broadbear

Meet Adam. After graduating with first-class honours, he went to work on the ABBA Voyage tour in London.

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Current job roleJunior Capture Technician at Clear Angle Studios
Year of graduation2019
Course of studyBA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television
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An industry-leading course

Herts’ strong reputation in the creative arts convinced Adam to enrol and he believed the course would give him the skills he needed to make it in the film industry. He says, ‘The BA (Hons) Visual Effects for Film and Television degree was ranked as one of the best in the UK and Europe, plus a lot of my family are from Hertfordshire. So, in a way, it was like I came home.’

Courses in the School of Creative Arts are led by talented artists, experienced lecturers, and industry experts. As Adam says, ‘My course tutors were inspirational. They had all made it within the industry, and it was great to be able to learn from them. They gave us the belief that we could make it too.’

‘It was tough living away from home and studying for long hours. But I am proud to have achieved first-class honours.’

Celebrating in style at graduation 

For Adam, picking a favourite memory from his time at Herts is tough, but he will always have fond memories of graduation. Adam says, ‘Graduation was fantastic. Being able to celebrate in style, with my friends and family, is something I will always cherish. All the blood, sweat, and tears that you put into your studies are worth it once you get to throw the mortarboard into the air!’

Take a chance on me 

After graduating, Adam spent a year at Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked as a Facial Capture Artist on ABBA’s Voyage tour. The ABBA Voyage tour was unique, in that it featured virtual avatars of the group depicted as they appeared in 1977. Adam says, ‘The project was hard work, with deadlines almost daily and technical challenges to overcome. However, seeing my finished work at the end was very rewarding.’

He is now working as a Junior Capture Technician for Clear Angle Studios, where he helps build capture rigs for film sets and scans the cast, stunt doubles, and props. He says, ‘I take every day as it comes. What’s most important to me is that I continue to learn and meet new people in the industry.’

‘If I had one piece of advice for students at Herts, it’s to never give up. You’ll have bumps along the way, but if you dig deep and push through, the hard work will certainly pay off.’