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A dedication to the genre of Sci-Fi

A dedication to the genre of Sci-Fi

Sci-Fi-London (The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film) kicks off today, boasting a fantastic line up of titles – some new and some offering more of a nostalgic trip down memory lane. We’re particularly excited about the short film programme, Shorts Programme 2, to be screened on the closing day, Sunday 4 May, at BFI Southbank.

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Thu 24 Apr 2014: 10:08am

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Will VFX ruin your Halloween film night? Not necessarily...

Will VFX ruin your Halloween film night? Not necessarily...

Horror films, at their core, probably garner the least amount of respect from the intuitive film goer. It's not hard to see why, as most films are designed to be windows of escapism, where the viewer allows them self to get lost in the twists of the story and emotional journey of the characters, where horrors try to accomplish the opposite; filling you with fear and dread, jumping at loud noises, making it impossible to actually settle down during the film.

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Tue 29 Oct 2013: 10:24am

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What the Fax?!

What the Fax?!

As we all become more aware of 3D printing and the inevitable fact that in the not too distant future it’s going to be part of our everyday lives, take a minute to consider the notion of 3D faxing, as technology start-up AIO Robotics plans to create the world’s first all in one 3D Printer, Scanner, Copier & Fax Machine.

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Fri 30 Aug 2013: 11:19am

Another CG cat entertaining audiences the world over!

Another CG cat entertaining audiences the world over!

I’m not sure if many of you have seen Kittywood Studios: Cat Videos Incorporated, but there’s definitely something in it! It seems the media world has gone cat mad. The advertising gurus of the 1900’s possibly missed a trick… ‘Cats sell…’ Why? Well I work with a group of people who avidly share cat videos with me (not that I’m complaining, I do enjoy them), but also my most recent cinema trip was made all the more enjoyable last weekend when I was introduced to MPC’s latest project – Be More Dog - by far one of the more entertaining commercials out there at the moment.

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Mon 5 Aug 2013: 5:21pm

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Singing in the SNIKT!

Singing in the SNIKT!

So the Friday feeling has been spreading around the office a bit - we've had chocolates! - and I think it’s time to share some of it with you, our loyal reader.

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Fri 2 Aug 2013: 4:44pm

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Davi makes the grade!

Davi makes the grade!

Fan favourite film mag Empire recently released a list of cinema's greatest VFX shots as picked by industry experts and it certainly hit all the right notes. Classic scenes from Jurassic Park, Star Wars and The Abyss were all on there, but we were particularly proud to see number 1 being Davy Jones' face from POTC:DMC, which our very own Head of 2D and tutor Davi Stein worked on during her time at ILM! Congratulations Davi!

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Wed 31 Jul 2013: 11:43am

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Beware the Batman!

Beware the Batman!

Beware the Batman, the new show about the Dark Knight, is facing somewhat of an uphill struggle. DC have decided to dumb down their animation hour this year, meaning fans of the incredible Young Justice and Green Lantern shows that were cancelled to make room for it are already on the back foot. And it's not reminiscent of the classic Bats shows; Alfred is a young, ex-military knucklehead. Kevin Conroy isn't providing his voice skills. And it's entirely CG.

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Tue 30 Jul 2013: 2:39pm

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Fluid sim software lovers, behold!

Here’s some amazing news for fans of the now defunct Naiad.

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Thu 25 Jul 2013: 9:51am

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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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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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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!

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Fri 21 Jun 2013: 10:36am

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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”?

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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.

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Wed 12 Jun 2013: 2:08pm

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’.

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Tue 11 Jun 2013: 11:47am

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Make it Polycount

Make it Polycount

As a 3D lover I am also a regular frequenter of Polycount. Some of you out there will no doubt already be familiar with this site, but for those that aren’t – it’s a community of pros and hobbyists that specialise in creating 3D for videogames, and it is always brimming with infatuating content.

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Wed 22 May 2013: 12:19pm

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VFX on your tablet!

VFX on your tablet!

Cinefex, the long standing centre of behind the scenes VFX information is now finally available on the iPad and online, check out the free copy of issue 127.

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Tue 21 May 2013: 11:13am

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Kamehameha goes Viral!

Kamehameha goes Viral!

I do love a good online viral, and this one is particularly excellent.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Wed 27 Mar 2013: 10:40am

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90 years of the BBC in 60 seconds.

90 years of the BBC in 60 seconds.

If you live in the UK and watch television from time to time, you might find yourself familiar with the BBC… well to be honest, unless you live in a cave and aren’t aware of the technological progression of the western world over the last 100 years, you will definitely have heard of the BBC.

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Mon 18 Mar 2013: 12:17pm

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Snapshots of the Serengeti

Snapshots of the Serengeti

After watching my favourite geek show this last weekend, (BBC's ‘Click’ – If you haven’t heard of it, sort it out!) and found myself mesmerised by this wonderful project.

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Wed 13 Mar 2013: 12:45pm

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Who says you can't create in Microsoft Paint?

Who says you can't create in Microsoft Paint?

There was always one kid in school who, when it came to using computers - was a wizard with the mouse, and would create pictures on ‘Paint’ as soon as your Business Studies teacher had his back turned. Well, some school out there was graced with the presence of this chap ‘Jim’.

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Mon 11 Mar 2013: 10:26am

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