Immersive Horizons: Bridging Worlds in Animation, Film and Gaming – A Mentorship Circle for Rapid Skill Transfer and Industry Integration

Immersive Horizons: Bridging Worlds in Animation, Film and Gaming – A Mentorship Circle for Rapid Skill Transfer and Industry Integration


WIA Members at the Creator level may apply to WIA Mentorship programs. Thank you for your support!

Immersive Horizons: Bridging Worlds in Animation, Film and Gaming – A Mentorship Circle for Rapid Skill Transfer and Industry Integration



  • Students
  • Resent grads
  • People who just got into the industry (juniors)
  • People who are looking for a career (branch) switch and want to explore an opportunity exploring/gaining their transferable skills


  • Cutting-Edge Immersive Media Exposure
  • Adaptation and Thriving in Convergence (film, animation, and games)
  • Guidance in Immersive Storytelling
  • Fast-Track Entry into a Burgeoning Field
  • Transcending Traditional Boundaries in Storytelling
  • Insights into Latest Trends and Techniques
  • Skill Elevation and Adaptation


  • Narrow Focus on One Discipline
  • Conventional and Restrictive Learning (we will have some lecture material though)
  • Some deep Software learning
  • Fundamental 3D skills
  • 3D project creation


This mentorship opportunity is a gateway to the cutting-edge world of immersive media, where creativity knows no bounds. As technology continues to blur the lines between film, animation, and gaming, this circle offers the applicant the chance to not only adapt but thrive in this unique convergence. I will guide you through the intricacies of immersive storytelling, where your animation skills seamlessly blend with the interactive nature of gaming. Fast-track your entry into this burgeoning field as you learn to navigate the challenges and harness the immense potential of your skills. We will discover the art of storytelling in a way that transcends traditional boundaries, gain insights into the latest trends, transferable skills, tools, and techniques that define the immersive media landscape.

This mentorship circle is more than just a learning experience; it’s a transformative opportunity to shape your future in all three branches: animation, film, and games. Elevate your skills, adapt swiftly, and position yourself at the forefront of a revolutionary industry where innovation knows no limits. The future of immersive storytelling awaits – are you ready to step into it?

Qualification Criteria

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

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Weekly 
Day / Time:  Friday 7 PM
Timezone: PST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following: 

  • Short Introduction (BIO)
  • Personal statement why you would like to be in this circle
  • Resume
  • Reel

Circle Leader

Arina Andriushchenko

Arina Andriushchenko is a VFX artist, currently contributing her expertise to the cutting-edge field of Immersive media at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) Immersive. With a profound commitment to pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, Arina stands as a specialist who operates at the forefront of the newest media technologies.

As a versatile specialist, Arina adeptly leverages transferable skills in movies, animation, and gaming. Her experience extends to working on prototypes utilizing the latest gaming systems, showcasing a dynamic approach to the evolving landscape of interactive media. Arina’s proficiency spans the immersive spectrum, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and interactive media, solidifying her standing as a forward-thinking professional in the industry.

Arina embarked on her professional journey also by participating in the WIA Mentorship Circles program, where she sought advice and guidance to fortify her skills and knowledge. Now, as a testament to her dedication and success, she returns to the circle, assuming the role of a mentor to provide invaluable guidance and insights to aspiring professionals.

Arina Andriushchenko exemplifies a commitment to excellence in the intersection of creativity and technology, and her contributions continue to shape the landscape of immersive storytelling. She aspires to make a meaningful impact by sharing her experiences and guidance. She views them as a valuable first step for individuals looking to enter a new field or explore diverse branches within their professional journey.


Current Title:  VFX Artist

Studio / Employer:  ILM Immersive


Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top

Program Application