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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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Conference on VFX, Animation, Videogames and Digital Architecture seeks work from Animators!

Conference on VFX, Animation, Videogames and Digital Architecture seeks work from Animators!

One of the beautiful things about the internet is the ability to translate any language to your own with the click of a button. Meaning we get to find out about more awesome events like this...

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Fri 15 Mar 2013: 11:18am

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More more Jurassic Park 4!

More more Jurassic Park 4!

Those who follow our blog will have had their whistle whetted by our recent post about the progress of Jurassic Park 4, as well as last week’s ‘Lee’s App of the Week’, which we bet increased your thirst for Dinosaur action by a fair amount!

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Thu 14 Mar 2013: 11:29am

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'Masks' - The most fantastically bizarre animation you'll see all year!

'Masks' - The most fantastically bizarre animation you'll see all year!

We reckon that this is quite simply on of the most excellent (and unique) animated shorts you’ll have seen in a while!

An animation by Patrick Smith, created entirely on the back of a pre written score by musician Karl Von Kries. This short shows a mad scientist that perfects a cloning process of a small grey population of people. Who in turn are edible to  the larger, superior Masked folk. The little grey clones have a trick up their sleeve though, so make sure you watch until the end!


The animated short has won a number of awards in it’s time, and if you haven’t seen it yet – click away

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Tue 12 Mar 2013: 12:36pm

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PS4 commercial racks up 26 million views in February!

PS4 commercial racks up 26 million views in February!

February’s most watched video was Sony’s Playstation 4 spot; it has been unveiled by Youtube in an insight to last month’s video statistics.

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Tue 12 Mar 2013: 11:12am

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Every Young Girl’s Dream (well, quite a few…)

Every Young Girl’s Dream (well, quite a few…)

I’ll probably get in to trouble if I say that EVERY young girl dreamed of having their very own Prince Charming slip on the glass slipper and whisk her away from a life of boredom, ill-treatment and endless cleaning, but it would be fair to say that quite a few girls grew up getting lost in this particular fantasy, and it would appear that Emma Watson is one of them!

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Mon 11 Mar 2013: 4:34pm

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Who says you can't create in Microsoft Paint?

Who says you can't create in Microsoft Paint?

There was always one kid in school who, when it came to using computers - was a wizard with the mouse, and would create pictures on ‘Paint’ as soon as your Business Studies teacher had his back turned. Well, some school out there was graced with the presence of this chap ‘Jim’.

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Mon 11 Mar 2013: 10:26am

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Girl Power!

Girl Power!

Happy International Women’s Day!

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Fri 8 Mar 2013: 5:03pm

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Black Phoenix 3D Project (it's as cool as it sounds!)

Black Phoenix 3D Project (it's as cool as it sounds!)

You may have read our blog a few weeks back about the robot dog/drone/potential death machine that was created by the US military, if you did catch it, you’ll know that this ‘Black Phoenix’ from 3D artist Vitaly Bulgarov project is not far away from being very much a spot on prediction of the near future.

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Fri 8 Mar 2013: 10:36am

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Have you seen James' Face?

Have you seen James' Face?

So we may be a bit slow on the uptake on this one, but we’ve recently come across a page called James’ Face, and I for one, haven’t laughed this hard at something on the internet for a while. Here’s the description of the ‘project’ straight from the site…

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Wed 6 Mar 2013: 12:24pm

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Escape Academy Tours, an Open Day for Open Minds…

Escape Academy Tours, an Open Day for Open Minds…

So it’s that time again… time to tempt, entice and hopefully ensnare a fresh batch of enthusiasts to come tame the beast that is VFX, here at Escape Studios. Hosted by recruitment and training team Flora and Nick, today is all about giving our potential Escapees a feel for what life at Escape has to offer, from our accelerated Classroom courses to the oh-so important free tea/coffee and, of course, the after hours bar downstairs!

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