NuFormer is an internationally oriented multimedia agency which has clients all over the world. It therefore doesn’t surprise anyone that we now have two interns walking around from Hyper Island in Sweden. Pavel and Anton (both 20 years old) are enrolled in the Digital Media program at Hyper Island. This program is a breeding ground for young and talented multimedia and interactive designers which is a perfect match with NuFormer’s core business. Curious to find out how they have experienced their first month we talked with Pavel and Anton to hear what they have been working on.
Why did you come to NuFormer?
We researched the possibilities for internships at creative companies all over the world and what attracted us to NuFormer was that they are very clear about what they do. We had been talking to other companies for months, but with NuFormer we got our internship settled in 4 days. We really liked that.
Our program at Hyper Island is very broad and throughout our time there we have specialized in what NuFormer does, mixing video and technology, our biggest interests. NuFormer is a quite specialized small company, so we figured we would get to work on a lot of new projects and be part of the creative process, not just sit inside of a cubicle. Of course we wanted to go here because they do amazing stuff! Messing around with Kinects, 3D modeling, coding and compositing.
What do you want to learn here?
Everything we don’t know. Pavel wants to go more into the backend of 3D and Anton wants to learn more of 3D and interactive stuff. Also one of the most important things for us is that we get to learn more about the workflow and processes, here at NuFormer. How does a team of 15 people work together in producing a 3D video mapping or other creative productions?
How is the experience so far?
After one month here we realized that what we’ve been doing here at NuFormer was what we did in our spare time at Hyper Island. Our days pass quickly here since we do what we love. Also with the people here, it went better than expected. We feel very welcome here, we can ask questions and they can ask us, so we get to learn from each other. And lot of gamers here. That’s important. Pavel doesn’t trust non-gamers.
What is the biggest difference from back home?
That you don’t eat lunch here? Sandwiches are breakfast! Oh yeah, you also speak a different language here. That’s quite a challenge for us. Anton is also quite bummed that he can only have 4 screens.
NuFormer produces state of the art projects and always has an eye open for new uses of technologies. We love to work with interns, they bring in new influences and fresh insights which can make a product even better. As an internal project Pavel and Anton are researching additional features for our Mocap Mapping product. NuFormer is developing the techniques and tools on which Mocap Mapping is built, in order to be applicable for a broader range of clients and their marketing goals. We think Pavel and Anton can contribute to this project. But naturally, there is work to be done and it is not all play so they are also working along with the NuFormer team on ongoing projects.