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An evening with two CG masters

An evening with two CG masters

Last Thursday, 11 December we hosted our last event of the year, and it just so happened to be an evening with two CG masters; an event for current students, our very own graduates and VFX enthusiasts to gain an insight into the industry from professionals themselves. If you missed out, don’t worry, we hope to be running more in the New Year so make sure you sign up to avoid disappointment!

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Thu 18 Dec 2014: 4:33pm

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Merry Motion Graphics Christmas!

Merry Motion Graphics Christmas!

Ash here from Escape, wishing a Merry Motion Graphics Christmas to you all!

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Thu 18 Dec 2014: 12:14pm

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DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS

DRAGONS DRAGONS DRAGONS

If you managed to get a VFX Festival ticket before they sold out, then you'll more than likely be aware that we've got Jan Fiedler of Pixomondo flying to London to speak at the event, and it's going to be totally awesome.

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Tue 9 Dec 2014: 4:15pm

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Actors and filmmakers: Have a project you’d like to kick-start in the New Year? Apply for funding today!

Actors and filmmakers: Have a project you’d like to kick-start in the New Year? Apply for funding today!

If you’ve always been interested in starring in a film or in the process of making one, this is your opportunity. The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based charity supporting filmmakers, actors and young people with an interest in arts through training grants and bursaries.

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Tue 2 Dec 2014: 9:43am

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The VFX Festival is on the horizon!

The VFX Festival is on the horizon!

You’ve seen the poster, watched the teaser videos and heard the chit chat, and you’re not mistaken, the VFX Festival is very much on the horizon. In January 2015 we’ll be hitting London’s Leicester Square armed with some of the most talented VFX artists on the planet, and I thought I’d put together a brief rundown of what’s in store, for those who haven’t had a chance to check out our brand new festival site yet.

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Mon 24 Nov 2014: 3:02pm

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WANTED: The next generation of animated film talent. Writers, directors & producers!

WANTED: The next generation of animated film talent. Writers, directors & producers!

If you’re an emerging writer or filmmaker with a passion for creating animated family films, the following message is for you!

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Wed 19 Nov 2014: 11:32am

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13th Annual VES Awards: Think you’ve got what it takes?

13th Annual VES Awards: Think you’ve got what it takes?

Are you a budding Visual Effects student? Do you have a student project to show to the world? Then look further!

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Mon 10 Nov 2014: 5:13pm

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VFX Festival 2015: Are you ready?

VFX Festival 2015: Are you ready?

You’ve been talking about it, your friends have been talking about it, your friends’ friends have been talking about it, hell I even heard the milkman talking about it the other day, and now the date is finally here. That’s right, it’s time for you to start preparing for the VFX Festival 2015.

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Thu 30 Oct 2014: 4:10pm

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VFX & the Creative Workforce Survey - get involved! (and win an iPad!)

VFX & the Creative Workforce Survey - get involved! (and win an iPad!)

If you’re in the business of creative careers, then it’s likely you’ll be aware of Creative Skillset, an organisation that aims to plug skills gaps, identify funding needs, and train, develop and nurture people within creative industries.

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Tue 28 Oct 2014: 3:45pm

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Open day 29th October: Hosted by VFX legend John Swinnerton

Open day 29th October: Hosted by VFX legend John Swinnerton

Our next open day is going to be hosted by John Swinnerton of the legendary Peerless Camera Company. John has been working at Peerless since the days of Terry Gillam of Monty Python, having started off as a camera operator and working his way up to Compositor and VFX Supervisor.

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Wed 22 Oct 2014: 11:51am

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The annual MOCHA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTEST is here!

The annual MOCHA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTEST is here!

The lovely folks over at Imagineer Systems have donated licenses for mocha Pro 4 to Escape Studios and just in time for their annual Mocha Halloween Video Contest! Imagineer Systems is the Academy Award-winning developer of mocha: Planar Tracking based visual effects solutions for film and video post production.

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Mon 20 Oct 2014: 4:58pm

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Escape Studios @ The View Conference 2014

Escape Studios @ The View Conference 2014

Anita, Vania and I were at VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy last week, and on Wednesday I hosted a NUKE Taster day style workshop for a packed house of 35 students. Most attendees came from 3 surrounding animation art schools within the arts centre in central Turin. After the session I had lunch with some of them and discovered that in their foundation year they are learning traditional animation, 3D and filmmaking, then specialising afterwards in 2D or 3D animation for their final project.

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Thu 9 Oct 2014: 10:48am

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VFX Supervisor on Inception & the Batman trilogy Paul Franklin @ Escape Studios

VFX Supervisor on Inception & the Batman trilogy Paul Franklin @ Escape Studios

Whether you’re a seasoned VFX pro or just entering the industry, it’s highly likely that you would’ve seen and enjoyed the work of Paul Franklin, in fact considering the insane projects he’s been involved with, this blog doesn’t take much writing, so I’ll keep things short and sweet.

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Mon 6 Oct 2014: 4:14pm

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Film Directing Debut on the Horizon for Compositing Master

Film Directing Debut on the Horizon for Compositing Master

Compositing Master and long-time friend of Escape Victor Perez, has recently taken a new direction within his artistic career, and after years in the VFX biz, is taking the skills that he has accrued supervising on some huge projects (you may have seen his story on our Escape & Enter site) into the field of film Directing, and at the moment is embroiled in some pretty exciting projects.

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Thu 2 Oct 2014: 12:17pm

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Inside the Escape Studios online taster course

Inside the Escape Studios online taster course

David Han studied our 3D for VFX Online taster course earlier this year, and he answered a few questions about the experience!

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Thu 25 Sep 2014: 1:26pm

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Student in London? Here's Autumn sorted!

Student in London? Here's Autumn sorted!

First of all, I’d like to introduce myself; I’m Lola, and you can find me at Front of House at Escape Studios. I’ve recently joined the team and have been lucky enough to meet some of our lovely students and Escapees; feel free to pop by reception and say hi!

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Mon 22 Sep 2014: 3:23pm

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Escapee @ MPC: How he got the job.

Escapee @ MPC: How he got the job.

When we found out that 3D for VFX Escape graduate Joao Pires had bagged himself a job at MPC as a result of our Summer networking event, we grabbed hold of both parties to find out exactly what clicked!

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Fri 19 Sep 2014: 12:11pm

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Motion Graphics training with an Internship at CAKE

Motion Graphics training with an Internship at CAKE

At the end of this month (29th September to be exact), starts Escape’s very first dedicated Motion Graphics course – a 12 week (part time) evening course for creative folk who want to take their digital designs to new heights. And with an internship at CAKE up for grabs, this course is launching its graduates into the industry, firing on all cylinders!

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Wed 17 Sep 2014: 12:54pm

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Writer/Director Spotlight: Haz Dulull

Writer/Director Spotlight: Haz Dulull

I spoke to Writer/Director and VFX Artist Haz Dulull this week, the topic of conversation; Project Kronos, 3D World Magazine Awards, and his latest short film SYNC...

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Mon 15 Sep 2014: 1:45pm

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BBC World Cup 2014 Title Sequence: Behind the VFX

BBC World Cup 2014 Title Sequence: Behind the VFX

"Filmed on location within Tavares Bastos favela, Santa Teresa and The Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The BBC World Cup 2014 titles visual effects were created by GeeFX Studios. The entire piece was done at 6k resolution, filmed with a Red Epic Dragon. Although only broadcast by the BBC in HD, you can view a 4K version on the RED youtube channel above. In conjunction with The Sex Pixels, Unlimited VFX Limited brought to life the statue of Brazil’s 1958 world cup winning captain, Hilderaldo Luiz Bellini, The Macarana stadium entrance and Brazillian sky were also augmented for dramatic effect.

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Fri 12 Sep 2014: 1:01pm

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