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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.

1 Comments Fabrizio Arzani

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Wed 17 Jul 2013: 3:49pm

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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.

0 Comments mark spevick

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Mon 15 Jul 2013: 4:39pm

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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.

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Ellen Payne
Thu 11 Jul 2013: 5:12pm

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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.

6 Comments Davi Stein

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Davi Stein
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.

0 Comments mark spevick

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Wed 3 Jul 2013: 2:42pm

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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!

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Claire Vandenbroecke
Mon 1 Jul 2013: 11:06am

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That's off the wall!

That's off the wall!

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a real interesting music video by Electro artist Yuksek, for his song "Off The Wall",

It's sure to get your toes tapping and your brain wondering at the video which is jam packed full of hand manipulated props, instruments and body parts that are brought together and combined with a mirror image.

0 Comments mark spevick

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Fri 28 Jun 2013: 11:00am

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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!

1 Comments Anita Gribble

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Anita Gribble
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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Robert Broadbent
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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Robert Broadbent
Thu 20 Jun 2013: 11:38am

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Origami Anatomy!

Origami Anatomy!

Made a 3d model lately? Try downloading some of these templates... then print them out (yes, onto paper) and with a good old fashioned combination of glue and patience, you too can make these awesome sculptures of the anatomy human body.

0 Comments mark spevick

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Thu 20 Jun 2013: 10:13am

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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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Ash Miles
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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Simon Fenton
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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Robert Broadbent
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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Robert Broadbent
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’.

0 Comments Anita Gribble

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Tue 11 Jun 2013: 11:47am

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Next Hansel & Gretel promises to be 'Pretty Insane'

Next Hansel & Gretel promises to be 'Pretty Insane'

If you caught Hansel and Gretel at the cinema a few months ago, you’ll probably remember it for the imaginative violence, tongue in cheek dialogue and an out of place Jeremy Renner.

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Robert Broadbent
Mon 10 Jun 2013: 2:14pm

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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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Robert Broadbent
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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Robert Broadbent
Fri 7 Jun 2013: 11:07am

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