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.
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.
Or maybe the Zoo will come to Escape Studios instead…
I grew up with parents who couldn’t bear driving around in a dirty car. It just wasn’t socially acceptable in Ireland amongst that generation. And so, many a weekend during my childhood was spent polishing car windows. However, little did my parents know, we were washing away free art materials. Yep, that seems unlikely right? I thought the same, until I read about Scott Wade, the Da Vinci of dust!
A few weeks back, Escape’s Relationship Manager, Anita Gribble, was invited to speak with students at the University of Western England in Bristol, and on Friday 12th April she made the trip westbound. Undergrads, MA. and graphic design students were invited to come and meet with her to learn more about Escape Studios and the VFX industry in the UK, via a presentation followed by some Q & A.
In this new Ad from IKEA, we see a gang of garden gnomes waging war against an influx of new modern furniture, appearing on their turf. Watch as the battle ensues and mass gnomes are killed in action, and after you’ve seen it, take a second to ponder how it was created!
“I’ve waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time”
Readers of our blog out there will remember a piece we posted a few weeks back about the concept of ‘the uncanny valley’, and I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s pretty darn weird in action!
I haven't yet seen the Croods, but my four year old's pester power means a trip to the cinema is inevitable this Easter. When I saw the first trailer a number of months ago, however I was left a little cold and felt little compulsion to make the effort to see it. It seemed rather predictable, not particularly lovable characters and no real 'hooks' to grab me. I did change my mind completely a few weeks later when Chris Sanders started releasing his story boards for the Croods. They are nothing short of stunning.
I loved the first slice of 'Despicable Me'. And it’d be an understatement to say I am excited about this new trailer and release of ‘Despicable Me 2’ this summer! On the site, you can see some of their 3D turntables of the CG car they designed that is amphibious, there’s also some concept art on there too.
So, the time is nearly upon us to open our doors to all you budding VFX artist wannabes to show you what we’re made of!