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Celebrating Our Women In Science

A spotlight on the talented women at MPC India.

NewsFebruary 14, 2023

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This year, to celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we caught up with some of the talented women at MPC India. We spoke to them about why they chose to pursue a career in the Animation and VFX industry and how their passions continue to develop with every new challenge they encounter.

So without further ado, meet Dipta Sasmal, Manasvi Kaushik and Sheryl Wilson:  

Artist: Dipta Sasmal 

Role: Junior Match Move/Roto Anim Artist 

  • How were you first introduced to visual effects and animation?  
    I attended an Animation seminar when I was in 12th grade, where I was introduced to VFX and Animation. After that I found more information on the internet, and I was intrigued by the industry.  
  • Why did you decide to pursue a career in VFX and animation? 
    Over the past few years, there has been a significant change in entertainment. VFX has transformed the industry by creating incredible effects that are hard to believe exist. VFX is one of the fastest-growing sectors globally now and it offers a huge scope for growth and rewards to build a career in Animation and VFX, and this helped influence me to pursue it!  
  • What would your dream project be? 
    My dream project would be a Marvel or DC movie, because these form our modern-day mythology, which anyone of any age can get lost in. Superhero stories are simply timeless, and Marvel pioneered the story of the relatable hero. Take Spider-Man, an awkward teenage boy who came to grips with his responsibilities because of his powers. Working on one of these stories would be amazing! 

Artist: Manasvi Kaushik 

Role: Artist, Paint/Prep 

  • How were you first introduced to visual effects and animation? 
    I was first introduced to animation by my sister’s friend. When I was in high school, she was working on a big Hollywood project, and it just clicked for me that I want to do the same. 
  • Why did you decide to pursue a career in VFX and animation? 
    My sister’s friend was really an inspiration in this new industry. And I am fascinated by animation and sci-fi. I always wanted to do something creative which adds value, and this seemed like the perfect career path for me. 
  • What would your dream project be?  
    It would definitely be a Marvel or DC project! I am a huge fan of both and would like to see my name on the credits for one of their shows. 

Artist: Sheryl Wilson 

Role: Key Artist, Rigging 

  • How were you first introduced to visual effects and animation?  
    I was first introduced to animation as a kid watching animated shows and movies. Slowly my interest in these films grew along with me and as an adult I could see the quality of animation & VFX developing over time.  
  • Why did you decide to pursue a career in VFX and animation? 
    I was fascinated by the films and games I saw, which made me curious to know how they were created. I was also more interested in learning art and computers rather than other education streams. So, I decided to study computer applications and then animation and VFX, which led me to my current role as a Rigging Artist. 
  • What would your dream project be?  
    Working at MPC has already given me opportunities to work on significant projects. I would like to continue working on these kinds of projects, and my vision is to improve my skills so I can take on a bigger role in future projects, of any kind. They’re all dream projects in their own way. 

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