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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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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.

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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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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.

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Fri 3 May 2013: 10:04am

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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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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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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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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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Mistaken For Strangers

Mistaken For Strangers

Tribeca Film Festival to air the premiere of Mistaken For Strangers.

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Tue 16 Apr 2013: 12:42pm

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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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