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Last call for entries

We’re almost at the end! The CG Whiz competition ends at midnight tonight, so if you’re going to enter act now. We’ve had a tremendous response so far, with over 125 entries posted here.

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Fri 30 Oct 2009: 5:01pm

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Just two days to go...

Just two days to go...

There’s just two days until the end of the CG Whiz competition, so if you’re going to enter you’d better post your videos soon! We’ve had 96 entries so far, will yours be joining them? Remember, the deadline is Friday 30th October, and to enter you need to post your entry to this video. Don’t leave it until the last minute, get posting now!

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Wed 28 Oct 2009: 4:41pm

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The Tate Movie Project – Tate teaming up with Aardman Animations

Now this is what we like to see – children getting involved in animation from a young age. This week we heard that Tate is teaming up with Aardman Animations, the team behind Wallace and Gromit, to create a new film.  And,  they want children to help them brainstorm. Check out the video on our YouTube channel.

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Thu 22 Oct 2009: 5:38pm

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CG Whiz - deadline approaching

CG Whiz - deadline approaching

There’s just a week to go until the end of the CG Whiz competition. We’ve had 74 entries so far – is yours one of them? Here’s a couple to give you an idea of what other people are doing: 

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Thu 22 Oct 2009: 5:18pm

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New online courses: VFX Advanced Shading and Lighting

We’ve got a couple of exciting new online courses coming up for slightly more experienced CGers.  The Advanced Lighting and Advanced Shading modules are aimed at people with a bit of Maya knowledge, having completed the Maya Core program.

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Fri 16 Oct 2009: 10:53am

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We’ve reached the halfway point

We’re halfway through the competition and we’ve already had 49 entries – a great response, but we’re still keen to see what everyone else is working on.

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Wed 14 Oct 2009: 3:19pm

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New online courses for Maya users

We’ve got a couple of exciting new online CG courses coming up for slightly more experienced CG artists.

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Keep those entries coming…

Keep those entries coming…

Our CG Whiz competition has got off to a fantastic start - we’ve already had an impressive 27 entries but there’s still time to submit your best work.

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Wed 7 Oct 2009: 11:59am

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Introducing Matt Long - Computer Arts Project Competition Winner

We're delighted to announce the winner of our competition with Computer Arts Project: Matt Long. We received many applications to this competition, and the overall quality of the entries was very high, but Matt impressed the judges with an original and well-executed character design. He wins a copy of Maya, access to the online Maya Core course, and a 6 weeks intensive Characters Course with us at Escape HQ in London.

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Fri 2 Oct 2009: 4:57pm

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Revamping of Escape Studios’ website

I’m sure you’ve all seen that our website’s undergone a bit of a makeover recently. We’ve added lots more news on our latest courses, free tutorials and information on events including the launch of our fantastic competition CG Whiz.

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Fri 2 Oct 2009: 12:41pm

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Are YOU a CG Whiz?

Enter our YouTube Competition and Win a Course at Escape and a Placement at The Mill

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Thu 1 Oct 2009: 8:35am

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Free Animation Video Tutorial now available from Escape Studios

Our September Free video tutorial is now available! This month, we are giving away an hour long tutorial from our Online Animation Course.

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Tue 29 Sep 2009: 10:00am

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Back to the future of 3D cinema

I’ve mentioned 3D movies before on the blog, but this week another article on the topic caught my eye. Pixar has said that it’s hoping 3D films will encourage people to watch movies at the cinema – rather than pirate copies or illegal downloads at home.

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Mon 21 Sep 2009: 9:02am

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Give us a break

I’ve been reading a lot about tax breaks in the past couple of months. First there was the anticipation and ultimate disappointment of Digital Britain, when we hoped that the games industry might get the tax breaks it needed. A missed opportunity, many said.

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Fri 11 Sep 2009: 1:16pm

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Autodesk Maya, now truly unlimited? – Maya 2010

Our friends at Autodesk have made some pretty spectacular changes to their Maya package by consolidating their packages in to one. Gone are the days of Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited, we’re now left with one standard solution. So it might come at a higher cost but is it worth it?

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Mon 24 Aug 2009: 9:20am

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The value of vocational training

An article appeared in last weekend’s Sunday Times discussing the fact that two of Britain’s former polytechnics have outperformed Oxford and Cambridge by getting more of their graduates into work than any other university. For years vocational courses, typically taught at newer institutes, have been stigmatised for their lack of academic prowess. However, employers in some industries, such as the computer graphics industry, prefer to hire candidates with vocational qualifications, so could this mean opinions are about to change? Universities are starting to understand that certain courses, which can be tailored to specific careers, will produce graduates with more relevant skills than those covering a broad range of theoretical topics, leaving students in a better position to find work after they graduate.

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Wed 19 Aug 2009: 2:17pm

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Skillset funding back for second year

We have a dozen places available on our new Skillset VFX course. Funded by Skillset UK’s Film Fund, the places are free for wannabe graphic designers who apply before 21st August.

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Wed 12 Aug 2009: 8:14am

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Uxbridge College excels with Escape’s online Maya courseware

Top college places students on the path to employment with Escape Studios

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Fri 17 Jul 2009: 11:47am

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Visualise your future... In The Independent

The summer is upon us, and school leavers across the land are wondering what next year will bring. Will I go to University? Will I go to College? Should I pursue my dreams or compromise because I have little chance to succeed?

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Fri 19 Jun 2009: 9:01am

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