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Make it Polycount

Make it Polycount

As a 3D lover I am also a regular frequenter of Polycount. Some of you out there will no doubt already be familiar with this site, but for those that aren’t – it’s a community of pros and hobbyists that specialise in creating 3D for videogames, and it is always brimming with infatuating content.

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Wed 22 May 2013: 12:19pm

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The Scouts take on Game Design!

The Scouts take on Game Design!

It’s no longer just about woggles, tying knots and collecting firewood, as the Scouts of America have fully embraced the digital age with perhaps the world's first digital badge of merit!

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Wed 22 May 2013: 10:02am

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VFX on your tablet!

VFX on your tablet!

Cinefex, the long standing centre of behind the scenes VFX information is now finally available on the iPad and online, check out the free copy of issue 127.

0 Comments Dom Davenport

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Tue 21 May 2013: 11:13am

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3D Print your way to your very own Golden Ticket!

3D Print your way to your very own Golden Ticket!

There’s been a lot of controversy recently over the seemingly limitless possibilities to 3D printing, but for every gun that’s created, it looks like there will be hundreds of these bad boys made to level out the playing field of naughty vs nice.

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Tue 21 May 2013: 9:44am

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Riding the storm

Riding the storm

Helen Hunt ain’t got nothin’ on me…

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Tue 21 May 2013: 9:25am

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How's your trivia?

How's your trivia?

Everyone loves a bit of trivia, and for fans of US TV series, here’s a fun trivia site if you want to go above and beyond when it comes to televised entertainment, and learn more about the creators of your favourite shows.

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Mon 13 May 2013: 3:58pm

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Iron Man 3 - VFX Straight out of London

Iron Man 3 - VFX Straight out of London

It’s a delight to say that a sizeable chunk of the VFX for Iron Man 3 were produced right here in London, and many of them by our friends at Framestore. Their contribution to the project undeniably creates the all-round key look for the movie.

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Fri 10 May 2013: 12:22pm

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MPC comes to Escape

MPC comes to Escape

Okay folks, our Academy Tour is almost upon us; on Wednesday 15th May Escape Studios will once again open its doors to all you VFX lovers out there wishing to get ahead of the game in the industry.

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Thu 9 May 2013: 9:12am

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Ray Harryhausen - A VFX Legend.

Ray Harryhausen - A VFX Legend.

Very sad to hear that VFX legend Ray Harryhausen passed away yesterday, at the grand age of 92. Harryhausen created such films as Jason and the Argonauts (1963) and The Clash of the Titans (1981).

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Wed 8 May 2013: 10:00am

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A Deadly Combination!

A Deadly Combination!

In this modern age, the desk of the busy designer is likely to be filled with graphics tablets, laptops and PC’s, and let’s be honest, there is such a thing as too much clutter.  But hopefully when this invention hits the design world, things will change!

0 Comments Dom Davenport

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Tue 7 May 2013: 10:44am

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VFX vs Motion Graphics

VFX vs Motion Graphics

In my early career exploring VFX Vs Motion Graphics; I was very tempted to try my hand at film title sequences. I loved the design aspect, the story telling requirement and strong visuals used to captivate the audience right from the start.

0 Comments Davi Stein

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Fri 3 May 2013: 10:04am

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McLaren P1 Light Painting Video - Check it out!

McLaren P1 Light Painting Video - Check it out!

Feast your eyes on the behind the scenes footage of the McLaren P1 Light Painting video.

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Flora Ho
Thu 2 May 2013: 9:51am

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Monsters & Legends - Nothing like a bit of cryptozoology!

Monsters & Legends - Nothing like a bit of cryptozoology!

As every grown up kid knows, good children's books are a pleasure, and appeal as much to the adults reading it as they do to the kids.

0 Comments Dom Davenport

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Tue 30 Apr 2013: 9:51am

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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.

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Mon 29 Apr 2013: 4:30pm

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The Da Vinci of Dust: Works of Art on a Dirty Car Window

The Da Vinci of Dust: Works of Art on a Dirty Car Window

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!

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Mon 29 Apr 2013: 3:58pm

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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!

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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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.

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Claire Vandenbroecke
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.

0 Comments Dom Davenport

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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.

0 Comments Davi Stein

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Wed 24 Apr 2013: 3:04pm

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