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It's all about Shepherd's Bush!

It's all about Shepherd's Bush!

One of the highlights of studying at Escape Studios is of course its fantastic location in the heart of West London's Shepherd's Bush. Being just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from the tube, the train and all manner of buses means Students have easy access to Central London (including the VFX hub of Soho) as well as other famous London hotspots including Oxford Circus and Notting Hill.

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Thu 22 Aug 2013: 11:00am

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You think this is CG? Think again!

You think this is CG? Think again!

Seeing these stunning images and being surrounded by incredible CG artists here at Escape, I assumed that they were created in a Dynamic Simulation Software such as Houdini.

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Wed 14 Aug 2013: 11:56am

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Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Festival - Intrigued?

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Festival - Intrigued?

The imaginatively named ‘Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’ festival is an event taking place this September in Portugal for Producers, Animators, Game Developers, Concept Artists and 3D Generalists.

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Fri 9 Aug 2013: 12:20pm

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Tell us about 2D!

Tell us about 2D!

Now and then we like to call upon our wonderfully gifted tutors to dispatch their invaluable knowledge to potential VFX artists across the world, in the form of an online webinar

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Tue 6 Aug 2013: 4:56pm

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Star Wars Episode VII set to keep things old school.

Star Wars Episode VII set to keep things old school.

Star Wars Episode VII is on the horizon, and whether you are jumping in the air with excitement or recoiling every time the film's title is uttered – the creation of the motion picture is going to be one interesting venture.

1 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Tue 6 Aug 2013: 3:02pm

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Davi makes the grade!

Davi makes the grade!

Fan favourite film mag Empire recently released a list of cinema's greatest VFX shots as picked by industry experts and it certainly hit all the right notes. Classic scenes from Jurassic Park, Star Wars and The Abyss were all on there, but we were particularly proud to see number 1 being Davy Jones' face from POTC:DMC, which our very own Head of 2D and tutor Davi Stein worked on during her time at ILM! Congratulations Davi!

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Wed 31 Jul 2013: 11:43am

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Fluid sim software lovers, behold!

Here’s some amazing news for fans of the now defunct Naiad.

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Thu 25 Jul 2013: 9:51am

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Very cool, Very cool indeed...

Very cool, Very cool indeed...

It’s been a sweltering couple of weeks, and in the UK, it’s a well-known fact that we love to talk about the weather, what kind of London based establishment would we be if we didn’t blog about it?

0 Comments Robert Broadbent

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Fri 19 Jul 2013: 4:59pm

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Yet another killer update from Zbrush!

Yet another killer update from Zbrush!

Pixologic just last week released yet ANOTHER free update to Zbrush, it’s called ‘Zbrush4r6’, and to be honest It still amazes me that they are able to provide such innovative updates for free, especially as this one is nothing short of game changing!

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Tue 9 Jul 2013: 9:41am

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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.

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Mon 1 Jul 2013: 2:34pm

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MARI Mania!

MARI Mania!

For those of you out there who use MARI, some fantastic new additions to its functionality are now available for download and I highly recommend them!

0 Comments Simon Fenton

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Thu 27 Jun 2013: 10:30am

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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.

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Fri 7 Jun 2013: 10:00am

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FREE Kindle No1 bestseller (beating ‘Star Wars’) download for 32 hours

FREE Kindle No1 bestseller (beating ‘Star Wars’) download for 32 hours

How to get into and survive Film, Advertising and TV post-production is topping the charts on free Kindle downloads, out-doing Star Wars. Pretty epic! If this tells us anything, it’s that there are still a healthy number of talented people looking to break into the post side of production. The author of this very popular book is none other than Klaudija Cermak, a compositing tutor who previously taught here at Escape Studios, and she certainly knows her stuff!

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Mon 3 Jun 2013: 5:03pm

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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.

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Fri 24 May 2013: 4:49pm

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Creator of VFX Youtube channel 'deepfriedectoplasm' takes on Escape Taster Course!

Creator of VFX Youtube channel 'deepfriedectoplasm' takes on Escape Taster Course!

Acquiring some VFX skills is a natural path for most people who are currently using all the great tools we have today for video/film production and editing.  The technology has matured to the point where we (the average single graphics guy or gal) use it almost on a daily basis. 

1 Comments Stuart Christensen

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Fri 24 May 2013: 10:59am

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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.

0 Comments Davi Stein

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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...

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Wed 24 Apr 2013: 10:00am

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Getting a taste for VFX

After a busy day on reception yesterday with the Academy Tour I was certainly looking forward to a more tranquil start to my morning…

0 Comments Claire Vandenbroecke

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Thu 18 Apr 2013: 1:10pm

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GMUNK: Get Creative to Progress Your Career in VFX

It's very easy to lose creative motivation and it's something every artist will experience at some stage in their career. We all got into Visual Effects to work in a creative career, so why stop living the dream? To remain on the cutting edge of creativity, sometimes you need to take yourself out of your comfort zone and remind yourself of the things in VFX that speak to you the loudest - because ultimately that’s what will drive your best work.

0 Comments Ellen Payne

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Mon 8 Apr 2013: 3:06pm

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A woman's touch...

A woman's touch...

The role of Visual Effects Supervisor is hugely important on set as well as during the whole post production process.  This person works with both the Director and Clients to convert artistic concepts to stunning visual imagery.

0 Comments Davi Stein

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Wed 20 Feb 2013: 9:24am

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