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Project Green Screen - The finished product

Project Green Screen - The finished product

Our regular blog readers will remember that that back in March we wrote about a short directed by the legendary Robert Rodriguez that gave movie lovers the opportunity to collaborate with him.

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Mon 22 Jul 2013: 10:56am

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Very cool, Very cool indeed...

Very cool, Very cool indeed...

It’s been a sweltering couple of weeks, and in the UK, it’s a well-known fact that we love to talk about the weather, what kind of London based establishment would we be if we didn’t blog about it?

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Fri 19 Jul 2013: 4:59pm

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Dreamworks to Build Chinese Theme Park

Dreamworks to Build Chinese Theme Park

Ever wanted to travel to China? The culture, the history, the Dreamworks Theme Park– hold on a second, what was that last one?

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Thu 18 Jul 2013: 12:15pm

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World War Z - Next Level VFX!

World War Z - Next Level VFX!

Hi dudes! It's been a while since I've seen a film where the special effects really surprised me. The thing is that these days everything is ordinary: it's absolutely normal to go to the cinema and see giant robots, extreme explosions, blah blah blah.

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Wed 17 Jul 2013: 3:49pm

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Fancy a treat?

Fancy a treat?

So last week we welcomed Steve Begg as our guest speaker to our Open Day and, as usual, it was a huge success.

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Wed 17 Jul 2013: 10:12am

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1000 frames per second in full HD? Now that's a camera!

1000 frames per second in full HD? Now that's a camera!

Wowzers, check out this amazing camera system devised by the University of Tokyo, by using two small independent mirrors this camera is able to track and stabilize images at 1000 frames per second in full HD.

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Tue 16 Jul 2013: 11:20am

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Pacific Rim, how does it look?

Pacific Rim, how does it look?

Pacific Rim, the mad Japanese Kaiju style monster movie by Guillermo del Toro sounds like it’s crazy fun and action packed, judging from some early reviews we’ve read this week online.

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Mon 15 Jul 2013: 4:39pm

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Just how 'ultra' will 'Ultra Street Fighter 4' be?

Just how 'ultra' will 'Ultra Street Fighter 4' be?

It was announced earlier today that ‘Ultra Street Fighter 4’ will be released on PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 in early 2014.

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Mon 15 Jul 2013: 3:16pm

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The Escape Studios Advisory Board – Supporting Aspiring VFX Talent

The Escape Studios Advisory Board – Supporting Aspiring VFX Talent

Delivering the most up-to-date curriculum to our students is always at the heart of Escape Studios’ training. To achieve this we rely heavily on our industry connections to keep us tuned into the latest trends, technologies and processes at use in the current VFX climate, helping us develop and deliver the most relevant training for those looking to forge a career in VFX. To help us with this, we’ve appointed an Advisory Board of top industry figures who share their thoughts on what’s happening in the industry, where it’s headed and what’s required from VFX artists at this time.

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Fri 12 Jul 2013: 4:51pm

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Congrats to all our Escapees who helped make ‘Man of Steel’ possible

Congrats to all our Escapees who helped make ‘Man of Steel’ possible

By now, we’re guessing, many of you VFX fans out there will have seen Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. If you haven’t, we’re sure you have a valid excuse. And for those of you who have, you may have noticed the epic credits list for the VFX department in particular. As we respectfully stay at the end of the movie to watch the credits roll, we’re always proud to spot names we recognise among the list – the names of our graduates.

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Thu 11 Jul 2013: 5:12pm

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Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks

Be careful, this one might give you nightmares...

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Tue 9 Jul 2013: 3:46pm

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Yet another killer update from Zbrush!

Yet another killer update from Zbrush!

Pixologic just last week released yet ANOTHER free update to Zbrush, it’s called ‘Zbrush4r6’, and to be honest It still amazes me that they are able to provide such innovative updates for free, especially as this one is nothing short of game changing!

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Tue 9 Jul 2013: 9:41am

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CGI VFX Making Of HD Marmalade Identity by Schoenheitsfarm.

CGI VFX Making Of HD Marmalade Identity by Schoenheitsfarm.

Here is a really tasty behind the scenes look at how a talented group of German artisans and technicians, have explored and discovered the wide variety of professional creative services that they’ve come to offer.

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Mon 8 Jul 2013: 5:05pm

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London Film & Comic Con - what's it all about?

London Film & Comic Con - what's it all about?

We got to Earls Court at around 9am on Saturday morning and paid £12 for entry (this was strictly an admission fee, no photo or autograph opportunities/food or drinks included!) and by 11am the queue was truly immense, given that it was blisteringly hot outside, the early birds definitely got the worm!

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Mon 8 Jul 2013: 10:44am

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How far would you go for your dream job?

How far would you go for your dream job?

One would certainly expect that creatively editing footage is a very valuable skill to demonstrate to a prospective employer in the VFX industry, especially so when that prospective employer is DreamWorks Studios, the position? Post-Production Assistant.

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Thu 4 Jul 2013: 11:57am

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John David Wilson - Animation Legend

John David Wilson - Animation Legend

The art world was moved last week, as we were informed of the death of iconic English animator, John David Wilson, at the age of 93. Wilson was a household name in the animation world and is well known for his work during the 50’s and 60’s.

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Wed 3 Jul 2013: 2:42pm

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The Last of Us Concept Art

The Last of Us Concept Art

The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game which gives us a different look at a post-apocalyptic world. Here is a great series of concept work from the game and what strikes me is the beautiful lighting and attractive quality given to this ‘end of civilization’ setting.

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Tue 2 Jul 2013: 11:20am

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NEW Webinar: The Role Of A Compositor With Davi Stein

NEW Webinar: The Role Of A Compositor With Davi Stein

When it comes to VFX, Compositors are the masters of make-believe. They're the magicians who create the illusion of reality in every CG shot. They can look at a shot and tell you exactly what's wrong with it and the best way to correct it. In essence, they are true artists with an eye for beauty and their devotion to it means we get to watch something stunning every time.

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Mon 1 Jul 2013: 2:34pm

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VFX Supervisor Steve Begg speaks at our next open day

VFX Supervisor Steve Begg speaks at our next open day

Like all our Open Days here at Escape, the next is set to be even more epic than the last. On July 10th we’ll be joined by industry legend Steve Begg, who’s 27 years' of experience in the industry is quite intimidating. VFX Supervisor on titles such as Skyfall, Batman Begins, Casino Royale, The Golden Compass, Red Dwarf, Aliens... the list goes on… Steve has a great many anecdotes to share, as well as some golden nuggets of wisdom!

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Mon 1 Jul 2013: 11:06am

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What is VFX? Dig a little deeper with Mark Spevick

What is VFX? Dig a little deeper with Mark Spevick

Ever found yourself watching something with really cool effects and were left wanting to know how on earth they made that? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. We meet people like you every day here at Escape, and it’s your curiosity in the mechanics of VFX that shows you have the right aptitude to take it in and understand the technology behind it. VFX artists are curious beings by nature, who love experimenting with new technologies and ideas. It’s why they have so much fun in their day jobs.

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Fri 28 Jun 2013: 12:17pm

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