August 1, 2014
By Sarah Jane Lim
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Visual effects studios and software developers have taken a personal interest in a group of talented young adults with autism who are pursuing careers in the film industry. Recent among them is The Foundry, whose sizable software donation to Exceptional Minds digital arts academy in Sherman Oaks, California, this month will help these young adults with autism compete for jobs in the demanding field of post-production.
“We have been following the phenomenal achievements of Exceptional Minds and these very talented individuals and wanted to do our part to ensure their success. It didn’t take us long to realise how our compositing software suite could benefit them,” said Mike Ephraim, Head of Americas Sales at The Foundry. “We’re thrilled to be part of such a worthwhile cause and to support the special needs community,” he added. The company has provided 12 annual licenses at no charge to Exceptional Minds’ vocational school and working studio for its NUKEX compositing software suite.