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Awards galore for Discovery Channel's Maya Animated Idents!

Awards galore for Discovery Channel's Maya Animated Idents!

Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet idents won a Cannes Lion: Bronze in the design category for Animal Planet. I’m also proud to say our Animal Planet ident has won Gold at PromaxBDA US as well!

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Mon 24 Jun 2013: 3:20pm

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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.

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Fri 3 May 2013: 10:04am

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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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Escapee Ayesha Garrett has work exhibited on NASA site!

Escapee Ayesha Garrett has work exhibited on NASA site!

I studied at Escape Studios (Maya Core and Visual Effects) in 2008, rather than a career change, my partner and I were escaping a massive house renovation, so we decided to take a fun break and study VFX as we've always wanted to!

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Mon 22 Apr 2013: 10:15am

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Spartacus: War of the Damned has been brought to life by some serious green screen action!

Spartacus: War of the Damned has been brought to life by some serious green screen action!

If like me you’ve been eagerly anticipating every weekend for the time when you can stream the latest episode of Spartacus: War of the Damned,  you’ll know that this weekend was the penultimate episode of arguably the most fantastically gory series ever to hit television screens.

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Mon 8 Apr 2013: 10:17am

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Jurassic Park 4 favours continuity over science!

Jurassic Park 4 favours continuity over science!

Are you familiar with the phrase ‘never let the truth get in the way of a good story’? Well it seems the Jurassic Park universe is adhering to this rule for its 4th instalment.

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Thu 4 Apr 2013: 10:30am

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Aw, Here it goes!

Aw, Here it goes!

Nickelodeon has come a long way from the days of Kenan and Kel, Saved by the Bell, Rocket Power, Doug, and Hey Arnold! (just a handful of my personal favourites) and it’s fair to say that considering this most recent announcement, the level of broadcast on kids television is becoming ever more sophisticated.

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Tue 2 Apr 2013: 9:19am

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Kamehameha goes Viral!

Kamehameha goes Viral!

I do love a good online viral, and this one is particularly excellent.

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Wed 27 Mar 2013: 10:40am

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Davi Stein meets Davy Jones!

Davi Stein meets Davy Jones!

This morning, Escape Relationship Manager Anita Gribble and Head of 2D Davi Stein, took students on a trip to the heart of the West End – to see the newly opened Double Negative facility in Great Portland Street, which opened just 3 months ago! As is always the case with our studio visits, everyone set off early with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a hunger for adventure.

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Tue 26 Mar 2013: 3:47pm

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Project Green Screen!

Project Green Screen!

Most film lovers out there will be well vested in the work of legendary director and writer, Robert Rodriguez, and especially if you’re a fan of the grindhouse double bill, then it’s fair to assume that you are probably an owner of at least one Rodriguez DVD.

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Mon 25 Mar 2013: 4:04pm

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Check out this Stash!

Check out this Stash!

A great mash up of some amazing VFX, motion and animation work collated by the guys at Stash. Titled ‘Stash 98: Another 100 minutes of motion brilliance’ this one and a half minutes of footage is a showcase collaboration of clips that are tantalising for the eyes.

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Mon 25 Mar 2013: 11:59am

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Getting Wavey!

Getting Wavey!

With my on-going love of all things oceanic and particularly wave related, I really loved this sculpture created by David Bowen, shown in Poland’s National Museum. It uses data accrued by a buoy in real time to mimic the ocean surface.

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Thu 21 Mar 2013: 5:10pm

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90 years of the BBC in 60 seconds.

90 years of the BBC in 60 seconds.

If you live in the UK and watch television from time to time, you might find yourself familiar with the BBC… well to be honest, unless you live in a cave and aren’t aware of the technological progression of the western world over the last 100 years, you will definitely have heard of the BBC.

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Mon 18 Mar 2013: 12:17pm

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