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Step-By-Step

Each time I watch a student show reel I am always blown away by how professional they look and this one (above) by Escapee Alastair Cross has impressed me in particular. Being a novice to the world of visual effects I’m always interested in getting to know how it all comes together and the ‘step-by-step’ breakdown he includes is extremely insightful.

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Mon 29 Apr 2013: 4:30pm

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Summer’s here?

Summer’s here?

With temperatures managing to, ahem, ‘soar’ into the low 20s this week I’ve become accustomed to spending my lunch break basking in the sun on Shepherd’s Bush Green and even dared to dig out the sun cream at one point!

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Fri 26 Apr 2013: 5:44pm

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My Dream Home?

My Dream Home?

I’ve always said that when I grow up I want to live in a tree house. I’m really drawn to the idea of being raised high up off the ground in a home built among the trees, preferably with a natural spring or waterfall running nearby. Well, the Sky Tower in Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Oblivion has certainly given that idea a run for its money.

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Thu 25 Apr 2013: 2:24pm

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Another outstanding exhibition from Ron Mueck

Another outstanding exhibition from Ron Mueck

If there’s one thing VFX artists appreciate, it’s the time and effort that goes into making a piece look unquestionably and perfectly lifelike.

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Thu 25 Apr 2013: 10:49am

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Nolan selects DoP for next project!

Nolan selects DoP for next project!

One of my favourite film directors, Christopher Nolan, has chosen his new Director of Photography for his next film 'Interstellar' and the name to look out for is Hoyte Van Hoytema, the film is due for release November 2014.

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Wed 24 Apr 2013: 3:04pm

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VFX Organic-Style!

Humans beat machines hands down with this one...

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Wed 24 Apr 2013: 10:00am

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That’s not in the script!

That’s not in the script!

We all have a movie that contains a memorable line which we can quote verbatim. Famous ones that spring to mind are Arnie’s “I’ll be back” in ‘The Terminator’; Terry Jones “He’s not the Messiah” in Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and one of my favourites, “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” as quoted by Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in The Godfather.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 5:30pm

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Tuesday Tips & Tricks!

Tuesday Tips & Tricks!

What’s up guys, Ash here, welcome to the first episode of Escape Studios Tips' and Tricks video series!

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 4:57pm

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A positive move for a not-so-negative company.

A positive move for a not-so-negative company.

With a plethora of articles lamenting the VFX industry in the western world right now, it’s always a refreshing change to read a story with a more promising outcome.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 2:48pm

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Check out this selection of Innovative digital art from 'Polynoid'

Check out this selection of Innovative digital art from 'Polynoid'

I met these guys a few years ago when they were all students at FilmAkademie in Germany, and check them out now! Their company ‘Polynoid’ indulge in a great mix of 3D, art and a commercial application, check them out here.

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Mon 22 Apr 2013: 3:15pm

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Escapee work on IKEA 'Ad of the day'

Escapee work on IKEA 'Ad of the day'

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!

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Thu 18 Apr 2013: 10:31am

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Escapees add VFX magic to short film & premiere is around the corner!

Escapees add VFX magic to short film & premiere is around the corner!

In the first week of May, escapees and a handful of Escape Studios staff will be joining a number of other film professionals to witness the premiere of “Enchanting Rupert”, a film by Play on Films that has had some magical work done in post, by a selection of escapees.

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Wed 17 Apr 2013: 2:56pm

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Just 2 weeks left to apply for MPC internships

Just 2 weeks left to apply for MPC internships

Those who study VFX, listen up! There are only 2 weeks left to apply for MPC’s ‘Comp Academy' and ‘Global First Step’ internships.

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Tue 16 Apr 2013: 3:50pm

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Take your VFX skills for a test drive!

Take your VFX skills for a test drive!

Finding the time to hone ones skills is more often than not more a troublesome task than finding the will to learn. In a busy world it’s never as simple as signing up for a fulltime course and cracking on with it.

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Fri 12 Apr 2013: 2:53pm

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Star Trek: Into Darkness comes to London

Star Trek: Into Darkness comes to London

Traditionally, we associate Hollywood with America, both from its location and also from the type of movies it produces; it's not uncommon to see the world saved by an all-American-hero on the big screen several times every summer.

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Thu 11 Apr 2013: 10:34am

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VFX Faux Pas of the century?

VFX Faux Pas of the century?

This is quite simply fantastic. Courtesy of io9, who have sourced this footage from Reddit, we stumbled across this rather interesting (and very entertaining) VFX related video this afternoon.

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Wed 10 Apr 2013: 4:38pm

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The Walking Dead - Killing Zombies with VFX

The Walking Dead - Killing Zombies with VFX

VFX artists out there will know that the best CG is the stuff that remains unnoticed.

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Wed 10 Apr 2013: 4:07pm

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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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