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The Escape Studios Advisory Board – Supporting Aspiring VFX Talent

The Escape Studios Advisory Board – Supporting Aspiring VFX Talent

Delivering the most up-to-date curriculum to our students is always at the heart of Escape Studios’ training. To achieve this we rely heavily on our industry connections to keep us tuned into the latest trends, technologies and processes at use in the current VFX climate, helping us develop and deliver the most relevant training for those looking to forge a career in VFX. To help us with this, we’ve appointed an Advisory Board of top industry figures who share their thoughts on what’s happening in the industry, where it’s headed and what’s required from VFX artists at this time.

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Fri 12 Jul 2013: 4:51pm

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Congrats to all our Escapees who helped make ‘Man of Steel’ possible

Congrats to all our Escapees who helped make ‘Man of Steel’ possible

By now, we’re guessing, many of you VFX fans out there will have seen Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. If you haven’t, we’re sure you have a valid excuse. And for those of you who have, you may have noticed the epic credits list for the VFX department in particular. As we respectfully stay at the end of the movie to watch the credits roll, we’re always proud to spot names we recognise among the list – the names of our graduates.

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Thu 11 Jul 2013: 5:12pm

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NEW Webinar: The Role Of A Compositor With Davi Stein

NEW Webinar: The Role Of A Compositor With Davi Stein

When it comes to VFX, Compositors are the masters of make-believe. They're the magicians who create the illusion of reality in every CG shot. They can look at a shot and tell you exactly what's wrong with it and the best way to correct it. In essence, they are true artists with an eye for beauty and their devotion to it means we get to watch something stunning every time.

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Mon 1 Jul 2013: 2:34pm

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VFX Supervisor Steve Begg speaks at our next open day

VFX Supervisor Steve Begg speaks at our next open day

Like all our Open Days here at Escape, the next is set to be even more epic than the last. On July 10th we’ll be joined by industry legend Steve Begg, who’s 27 years' of experience in the industry is quite intimidating. VFX Supervisor on titles such as Skyfall, Batman Begins, Casino Royale, The Golden Compass, Red Dwarf, Aliens... the list goes on… Steve has a great many anecdotes to share, as well as some golden nuggets of wisdom!

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Mon 1 Jul 2013: 11:06am

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What is VFX? Dig a little deeper with Mark Spevick

What is VFX? Dig a little deeper with Mark Spevick

Ever found yourself watching something with really cool effects and were left wanting to know how on earth they made that? If the answer is yes, then you’re not alone. We meet people like you every day here at Escape, and it’s your curiosity in the mechanics of VFX that shows you have the right aptitude to take it in and understand the technology behind it. VFX artists are curious beings by nature, who love experimenting with new technologies and ideas. It’s why they have so much fun in their day jobs.

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Fri 28 Jun 2013: 12:17pm

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Photoshop Prank!

Photoshop Prank!

I do love a practical joke, and this one – played on unsuspecting people at a bus stop, is just downright awesome!

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Mon 17 Jun 2013: 11:58am

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"Two years from now, it's going to be one of the most badass things you've ever seen in your life"

"Two years from now, it's going to be one of the most badass things you've ever seen in your life"

The role of VFX in modern blockbusters has for a long time gone unnoticed, but since the recent furore at the Oscars it seems more and more people are speaking out about the importance of VFX and henceforth, the artists that create the magic.

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Wed 12 Jun 2013: 11:12am

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Castling: A journey into folklore

Castling: A journey into folklore

Artist and friend of Escape, Tammy Lu, recently got in touch with regards to her latest project, titled ‘Castling’.

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Tue 11 Jun 2013: 11:47am

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Beyond: Two Souls brings the game and film world one step closer together.

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Mon 10 Jun 2013: 3:22pm

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Webinar Recording: More to VFX than just Hollywood!

Webinar Recording: More to VFX than just Hollywood!

Last week we were joined by Junior Lighting TD and Escape graduate Alastair Cross for a webinar that shows another side to VFX. The Hollywood side of VFX is probably why most of us want to work in the CG industry, but CG artists are putting their skills and knowledge to good use in lots of different areas. If you missed this webinar, the great news is we recorded it and the recording is now available to watch on our YouTube channel.

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Fri 7 Jun 2013: 10:00am

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Equity investment for Prime Focus World values company at $250 million

Equity investment for Prime Focus World values company at $250 million

On March 20th 2013, Prime Focus World N.V. gained equity investment from AID Partners (a private equity firm focused on expansion capital and buyout opportunities specifically in the media and entertainment sector). Investing USD 10 million, this venture has contributed significant value to Prime Focus Limited as a whole, valuing the company at a total of USD 250 million.

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Wed 5 Jun 2013: 9:30am

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Alessio Bertotti @ Pixomondo Hamburg

Alessio Bertotti @ Pixomondo Hamburg

Escapee Alessio Bertotti answers some questions on VFX and tells us about his time at Pixomondo Hamburg.

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Thu 30 May 2013: 10:18am

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Let’s all go to the Zoo!

Let’s all go to the Zoo!

Or maybe the Zoo will come to Escape Studios instead…       

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Tue 28 May 2013: 3:28pm

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A Career in VFX… a world of possibility!

A Career in VFX… a world of possibility!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a career in Visual Effects is far from boring. As far as careers go, this is an industry that keeps us on our toes, offering us a never ending number of new creative project ideas to be realised, fun new problems to be solved and new technologies to be developed. This is an industry that constantly pushes us to learn and discover more.

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Fri 24 May 2013: 4:49pm

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Saddington Baynes heads to L.A.

Saddington Baynes heads to L.A.

Taking newly appointed MD, Jigisha Bouverat along for the ride…

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Mon 13 May 2013: 12:37pm

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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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