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Awards galore for Discovery Channel's Maya Animated Idents!

Awards galore for Discovery Channel's Maya Animated Idents!

Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet idents won a Cannes Lion: Bronze in the design category for Animal Planet. I’m also proud to say our Animal Planet ident has won Gold at PromaxBDA US as well!

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Mon 24 Jun 2013: 3:20pm

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Escape Students go to Peerless!

Escape Students go to Peerless!

Escape Student Sokratis Synitos writes... 

"For what started out as a small tour, yesterday’s visit to the Peerless Camera Company ended up a truly historical journey!

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Fri 21 Jun 2013: 10:36am

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Small Soldiers - How was it done?

Small Soldiers - How was it done?

Small Soldiers was, no sorry –IS, in my book anyway - an awesome film, sure I may think that way because I’ve adorned it in a proverbial cloak of nostalgia, but regardless, I am part of a generation that found itself moved and entertained by the ongoing battle between the Gorgonites, led by the valiant Archer, and the antagonist Chip Hazard’s Commando Elite.

1 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Thu 20 Jun 2013: 11:38am

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Riddick - What's it all about?

Riddick - What's it all about?

I'm not sure if you noticed, but the internet has become quite popular recently. In fact, if you're reading this, chances are you’re on the internet right now, and you might not even know it. Surprise!

1 Comments Ash Miles

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Wed 19 Jun 2013: 10:48am

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MARI for your Mac!

MARI for your Mac!

Here at Escape, when teaching our compositing professional class – a question that always comes up is, “is Mari available for the Mac?” It gives me great pleasure to announce that it now is!

0 Comments Simon Fenton

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Tue 18 Jun 2013: 3:29pm

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“you couldn't pay me to get out of bed right now”

“you couldn't pay me to get out of bed right now”

Ever rose from your slumber, only to think “you couldn’t pay me to get out of bed right now”?

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Tue 18 Jun 2013: 10:34am

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Men in Suits - A 'must see' for any special effects lover.

Men in Suits - A 'must see' for any special effects lover.

This film has grabbed our interest this week, mainly because we can’t believe we’ve not seen it yet. The documentary film ‘Men in Suits’ hit screens last year and we hear it's a must see for all special effects fans. One reviewer even suggests that he will revoke your ‘geek license’ if you’ve not taken the time to soak it in.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Wed 12 Jun 2013: 2:08pm

"Two years from now, it's going to be one of the most badass things you've ever seen in your life"

"Two years from now, it's going to be one of the most badass things you've ever seen in your life"

The role of VFX in modern blockbusters has for a long time gone unnoticed, but since the recent furore at the Oscars it seems more and more people are speaking out about the importance of VFX and henceforth, the artists that create the magic.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Wed 12 Jun 2013: 11:12am

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Behind the scenes of some seriously iconic movies

Behind the scenes of some seriously iconic movies

I think it’s fair to say, when it comes to films- everyone is a fan of behind the scenes photographs, especially when they’re of some of the most iconic movies of all time, AND they show the making of some of the most well-known scenes ever.

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Tue 11 Jun 2013: 5:05pm

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Castling: A journey into folklore

Castling: A journey into folklore

Artist and friend of Escape, Tammy Lu, recently got in touch with regards to her latest project, titled ‘Castling’.

0 Comments Anita Gribble

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Tue 11 Jun 2013: 11:47am

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Fast & Furious 6 – One epic finale sequence!.

Fast & Furious 6 – One epic finale sequence!.

The recent release of Fast and Furious 6 sees a refreshing change of setting - to the streets of London, which is fairly apt given that the lasting impression on the audience seems to be the epic VFX scenes, many of which were created right here London at Double Negative.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Mon 10 Jun 2013: 9:50am

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VFX that pass the test of time?

VFX that pass the test of time?

Doctor Who is a real household name for many people who grew up wanting to understand what VFX were all about, nowadays we consider the 70’s and 80’s visuals rather novelty,  but it’s worth considering that a lot of these opinions are derived from unfair context of hindsight.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Fri 7 Jun 2013: 11:07am

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3D Printing to hit the masses sooner than we think?

3D Printing to hit the masses sooner than we think?

We do love a good Kickstarter project, and with 3D printing being all the rage of late, this one in particular caught our eye.

1 Comments Dom Davenport

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Thu 6 Jun 2013: 5:19pm

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Watching sport is set to get a hell of a lot better - brace yourselves for bullet time!

Watching sport is set to get a hell of a lot better - brace yourselves for bullet time!

Being a sports fan, I have been consistently impressed with improvements in viewer experience over the last few years. Technology has improved the situation of the armchair fan tenfold, making the long trip to their ground of choice at the weekend, increasingly less appealing.

1 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Thu 6 Jun 2013: 10:49am

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Escape Tutor Paul Harrison on the Wacom Cintiq13HD

Escape Tutor Paul Harrison on the Wacom Cintiq13HD

Our Escape Tutors are always on the ball when it comes to the latest tech, and a couple of weeks back my eye was caught by one of our online mentors Paul Harrison, who was sketching on his new piece of Wacom kit, the latest addition to his arsenal of tools.

1 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Tue 4 Jun 2013: 11:31am

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Step back in time with the BFI

Step back in time with the BFI

1920s London brought to life in Biocolour!

1 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Fri 31 May 2013: 10:14am

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A lot of movie villains don't seem quite as terrifying pre-CG...

A lot of movie villains don't seem quite as terrifying pre-CG...

It’s on set pictures like these that remind us how important CG is in the world of blockbuster action movies.

1 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Wed 29 May 2013: 12:00pm

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Project Kronos!

Project Kronos!

We were contacted a few weeks back by long-time friend of Escape Studios, Haz Dulull, who has recently been signed up as a Director for feature film representation by I AM Entertainment, (nice one Haz!) and delighted us even more by announcing the release of his latest project which went online last month.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Robert Broadbent
Tue 28 May 2013: 11:44am

Creator of VFX Youtube channel 'deepfriedectoplasm' takes on Escape Taster Course!

Creator of VFX Youtube channel 'deepfriedectoplasm' takes on Escape Taster Course!

Acquiring some VFX skills is a natural path for most people who are currently using all the great tools we have today for video/film production and editing.  The technology has matured to the point where we (the average single graphics guy or gal) use it almost on a daily basis. 

1 Comments Stuart Christensen

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Stuart Christensen
Fri 24 May 2013: 10:59am

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Ready, Set, Design.

Ready, Set, Design.

Set design is a real passion of mine, and I recently found this great video on the film club website, even though I’m a 3D artist I thoroughly enjoy seeing real models

1 Comments Simon Fenton

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Thu 23 May 2013: 12:13pm

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