Breaking into VFX Production With Esha Sandhu

Breaking into VFX Production With Esha Sandhu


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Breaking into VFX Production With Esha Sandhu



  • Enthusiastic individuals with a genuine passion for visual effects, eager to launch a successful career in the industry
  • Individuals recognizing the importance of effective communication, ready to cultivate leadership skills for a collaborative workplace atmosphere
  • Those seeking practical project management skills for professional success in the VFX industry
  • Team players who thrive in a collaborative environment, committed to engaging in online sessions, interactive activities, and hands-on exercises to enhance their understanding of VFX techniques and industry best practices


  • Bi-monthly two-hour online sessions, where the mentor offers personalized guidance to individual mentees, fostering a collaborative group dynamic
  • Interactive and collaborative learning activities, including case studies and independent research
  • Access to valuable insights to broaden your professional network through frequent guest talks featuring industry professionals


  • VFX Software demonstration
  • Shotgrid demonstration


If launching your career in Visual Effects, contributing to iconic films, and seeing your name in credits fuels you, then this mentorship serves as your initial step into the world of VFX production. Join us on the journey to transform your VFX production dreams into reality!

What you’ll learn:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the VFX pipeline, production pipeline, workflows, and artistic elements
  • Gain insights into the department hierarchy within show production
  • Foster effective communication skills crucial for leading production teams and creating a healthy, collaborative workplace environment
  • Receive guidance on effective project management strategies, providing mentees with practical skills for professional success

Qualification Criteria

Student (final year)
Aspiring Professional (0 yrs of experience)
Entry Level (1-2 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Wednesday 4 PM 
Timezone: PST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement that defines what you hope to get from the mentorship

Circle Leader

Esha Sandhu

With a background spanning over 2 years in the VFX industry, Esha’s journey began with studies in 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and a touch of Game Design. However, her true passion unfolded in the realm of production, where the spirit of collaboration and shared objectives fueled her enthusiasm.

Embarking on her first WIA mentorship journey in the Fall of 2023, Esha enthusiastically seizes the chance to mentor and guide the next generation of Production Enthusiasts. Esha’s guiding principle is to “embrace a production mindset while maintaining a friendly approach to artists.”


Current Title: VFX Production Coordinator

Studio / Employer:  DNEG


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