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The VFX Festival, a storming success!

The VFX Festival, a storming success!

With the help of some top class industry speakers, cinemas in a handful of the world’s most prolific post houses, a dedicated team of Escape staff and some fantastically helpful VFX Marshalls, it is no surprise the UK’s first ever VFX Festival, was a storming success.

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Tue 23 Oct 2012: 10:49am

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VFX for Production Course… 8 Weeks In!

VFX for Production Course… 8 Weeks In!

As a design graduate with 7 years’ experience working within design departments in architecture and retail I spent what time I could learning how to model and animate to create short sequences influenced mainly by films I like. Although fun, learning that way means progress is very slow as is the rate of improvement - at least in my case anyway. I wanted to get better quicker and that's why I signed up for the VFX Production course.

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Mon 22 Oct 2012: 6:00pm

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Ghosts of WWII

Ghosts of WWII

Dutch historian/artist, Jo Teeuwisse has created something rather extraordinary that has surfaced online this week.

Jo found a series of WW2 photographs at a nearby flea market, and after some considerable research, superimposed the old snaps onto modern day photographs of the very same places. Adding a sprinkle of wartime gloom to the now very pleasant (and sunny) streets of Northern France. 

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Mon 22 Oct 2012: 5:30pm

The countdown to BVE is on!

The countdown to BVE is on!

In four weeks’ time, BVE North will be taking over the Manchester Central Complex for the 13th and 14th of November and CandIT Media will be there to showcase the patented WARP technology.

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Mon 22 Oct 2012: 9:30am

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Expand your view of the sky!

Expand your view of the sky!

For Years I've been fascinated by space, as a VFX artist it's the closest thing we have to observing epic film effects in real life. Every star, nebula or galaxy represents incredible pyrotechnics happening right in front of our eyes… albeit a few million years late some of the time. As an example, this is a picture I took a few years ago of M27, also known as the ‘dumbbell nebula’. This is the result of a supernova, a gigantic explosion in space - throwing off matter, the red stuff is mostly hydrogen gas, the greenish stuff is oxygen.

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Fri 19 Oct 2012: 3:00pm

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Meet the wizards behind the magic at Escape Studios

Meet the wizards behind the magic at Escape Studios

Escape Studios would like to invite aspiring Compositors to a special event which will give you the chance to meet and talk to two of the VFX industry's most experienced artists, Davi Stein and Simon Haslett.

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Thu 18 Oct 2012: 5:30pm

Where the Internet lives

Where the Internet lives

For the first time, Google are giving everyone a glimpse into where they run their products.

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Thu 18 Oct 2012: 4:30pm

Glowfrog At The VFX Festival

Glowfrog At The VFX Festival

As you probably know Escape Studios organised and hosted the UK’s first VFX Festival last week with events, seminars and master classes taking place across London. The VFX Festival went down an absolute storm and was a fantastic platform to demonstrate the success of the UK’s ever-expanding visual effects industry.

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Thu 18 Oct 2012: 3:30pm

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The VFX Festival's tutor-led workshops

The VFX Festival's tutor-led workshops

Last week saw the UK’s very first VFX Festival, hosted by Escape Studios—a four-day spectacular exploring the breath-taking world of visual effects. Our industry pals and we celebrated the last decade of VFX with a jam-packed schedule of exclusive events, and it was our tutor-led workshops at Escape HQ that seemed to particularly whet the appetites of all those budding VFX artists out there.

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Thu 18 Oct 2012: 10:00am

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Evil Dead Exclusive @ NYCC 2012

Evil Dead Exclusive @ NYCC 2012

For those of you who didn’t know, New York Comic Con happened last week, and as promised, the largest celebration of pop culture on the east coast of America, brought awesome exclusives by the bucket load.

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Wed 17 Oct 2012: 6:00pm

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RealFlow 2013 Previewed in London last week

RealFlow 2013 Previewed in London last week

Last Thursday for the first time ever, the entire RealFlow team travelled over from Spain to host an exclusive event at the MPC screening rooms to preview RealFlow 2013.

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Wed 17 Oct 2012: 11:30am

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CVMP 2012

CVMP 2012

Want to be a part of a European forum to discuss the latest research, advances and state-of-the-art industry practises?

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Wed 17 Oct 2012: 9:00am

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Keeping it real – kudos to Peter Jackson

Keeping it real – kudos to Peter Jackson

It seems that for the last decade, a whole plethora of films have been remade when the original should never have been touched. Classic cult offerings such as Assault on Precinct 13, Cape Fear, Death Race 2000 and even Clash of the Titans have all undergone a reworking, which some might say was wholly unneeded.

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Tue 16 Oct 2012: 12:40pm

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Babis Cloud's computer-key Horse

Babis Cloud's computer-key Horse

Ever felt like you've had enough of your computer, and wanted to make something a bit more creative with it? Check out this fantastic sculpture, which almost makes you want to break lots of computers just to have one!

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Thu 11 Oct 2012: 4:00pm

Looking to hire VFX freelancers?

Most people know that Escape Studios is a world class CG Academy as well as a leading supplier of the latest technology and software to the industry. A lesser known fact is that Escape is also a leading Post Production freelancer agency who work with some of the top studios in the world, we understand better than anyone the challenges of resourcing a project. 

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Thu 11 Oct 2012: 12:00pm

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The Future Face of Game Graphics: Janimation's VFX Tech Demo

The Future Face of Game Graphics: Janimation's VFX Tech Demo

Take a look at the future of video game graphics in this demo, in which Janimation shows off their amazing new engine for facial animations.

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Tue 9 Oct 2012: 6:00pm

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Merlin Delivers

Merlin Delivers

Just a small blog with a massive congratulations to Michael Illingworth and the team at Vine Post Production for their CG work on the BBC’s Merlin.

1 Comments richard mcguinnesss

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Tue 9 Oct 2012: 4:43pm

We'll have a Heineken; shaken, not stirred

We'll have a Heineken; shaken, not stirred

Riding on the excitement of the new Bond film, Skyfall, Heineken has a James Bond themed ad, featuring Daniel Craig. The VFX for the ad were done by none other than our good friends at The Mill, and the global TV and digital campaign will be activated across 32 markets and involves the participation of the film's stars, Daniel Craig and the latest Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe.

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Tue 9 Oct 2012: 9:30am

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Welcome to the wonderful world of compositing!

Welcome to the wonderful world of compositing!

Looking to learn something new? If that’s the case, then we have two webinars coming soon that deserve your attention. Both webinars range from beginner friendly, to the more advanced, where NUKE operators can learn more about how to apply Python to their projects. Both webinars are at either end of the spectrum, concentrating on the art of compositing in all its different forms. So to get a better understanding of skilful compositing, make sure you tune in for either or both presentations.

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Mon 8 Oct 2012: 12:30pm

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