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The creation of the iconic Jurassic Park T-Rex explained!

The creation of the iconic Jurassic Park T-Rex explained!

With Jurassic Park 4 in the foreseeable distance, it’s often worth taking a moment to remember how epic Jurassic Park was, upon its release in 1993.

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Tue 9 Apr 2013: 3:33pm

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Escape HQ - April 17th - '2D to 3D' - VFX Legend, Paul Chung.

Escape HQ - April 17th - '2D to 3D' - VFX Legend, Paul Chung.

We’re very happy to announce that in just over a week’s time, (Wednesday April the 17th – pencil it in!) we will have none other than VFX legend Paul Chung here at Escape HQ, presenting at our Open day to a room of eager VFX loving attendees.

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Tue 9 Apr 2013: 9:27am

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Finding Dory

Finding Dory

“I’ve waited for this day for a long, long, long, long, long, long time”

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Thu 4 Apr 2013: 1:14pm

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The Uncanny Valley is close!

The Uncanny Valley is close!

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!

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Wed 27 Mar 2013: 4:49pm

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When the pencil is mightier than the pixel - Quietly questioning 'the Croods' production choices...

When the pencil is mightier than the pixel  - Quietly questioning 'the Croods' production choices...

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. 

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Wed 27 Mar 2013: 9:53am

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'The Croods' clubs the weekend box office!

'The Croods' clubs the weekend box office!

After last week’s mention of 'Despicable Me 2' arriving soon to hit cinema screens, it’s fair to say that animation is very much in the public eye at the moment, and the trend continued this weekend as animated movie ‘the Croods’ has dominated the box office.

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Tue 26 Mar 2013: 10:12am

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Check out this Stash!

Check out this Stash!

A great mash up of some amazing VFX, motion and animation work collated by the guys at Stash. Titled ‘Stash 98: Another 100 minutes of motion brilliance’ this one and a half minutes of footage is a showcase collaboration of clips that are tantalising for the eyes.

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Mon 25 Mar 2013: 11:59am

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Lovable Film, Despicable Me 2.

Lovable Film, Despicable Me 2.

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.

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Fri 22 Mar 2013: 3:32pm

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The Visual Effects Academy

The Visual Effects Academy

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!

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Fri 15 Mar 2013: 11:49am

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Conference on VFX, Animation, Videogames and Digital Architecture seeks work from Animators!

Conference on VFX, Animation, Videogames and Digital Architecture seeks work from Animators!

One of the beautiful things about the internet is the ability to translate any language to your own with the click of a button. Meaning we get to find out about more awesome events like this...

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Fri 15 Mar 2013: 11:18am

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Will Emma still be the Belle of the Ball?

Will Emma still be the Belle of the Ball?

You may remember earlier this week I got a little excited about the prospect of Emma Watson playing Cinderella in Walt Disney Pictures’ live action adaptation of the fairy tale.

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Thu 14 Mar 2013: 12:23pm

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Disney Fever!

Disney Fever!

For some reason I’ve come over all Disney this week

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Tue 12 Mar 2013: 5:10pm

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'Masks' - The most fantastically bizarre animation you'll see all year!

'Masks' - The most fantastically bizarre animation you'll see all year!

We reckon that this is quite simply on of the most excellent (and unique) animated shorts you’ll have seen in a while!

An animation by Patrick Smith, created entirely on the back of a pre written score by musician Karl Von Kries. This short shows a mad scientist that perfects a cloning process of a small grey population of people. Who in turn are edible to  the larger, superior Masked folk. The little grey clones have a trick up their sleeve though, so make sure you watch until the end!


The animated short has won a number of awards in it’s time, and if you haven’t seen it yet – click away

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Tue 12 Mar 2013: 12:36pm

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Lee's App Of The Week: Plants Vs Zombies

Lee's App Of The Week: Plants Vs Zombies

Y'all know I've got a zombie "issue". I've actually developed a theory regarding the outcome of a potential zombie invasion since I unfortunately live quite close to a hospital (a well-known breeding ground for the suburban undead, see episode 1, season 1 of The Walking Dead) which means my fortress would be hit by the first intense wave of walkers to roll out across the nation. I've obviously begun acquiring the usual zombie defence equipment; cross bow, machete and so forth, but it turns out the only thing I really need is...PLANTS.

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Tue 5 Mar 2013: 4:24pm

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On the edge of what’s possible

On the edge of what’s possible

Being a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn, chocolate and picturesque Italian landscapes, the new campaign for Galaxy chocolate naturally caught my eye. Oh, and the fact that every shot of Hepburn entails full CG face replacement might also have fuelled my curiosity!

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Tue 5 Mar 2013: 10:15am

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Stranger than fiction - 'Doomed: A Biological Cartoon'

Stranger than fiction - 'Doomed: A Biological Cartoon'

Here at Escape, we’re fans of the weird and wonderful in all shapes and forms, and something that’s caught our eye recently, is this rather bizarre nature documentary titled… Doomed: A biological cartoon.

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Fri 1 Mar 2013: 5:02pm

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