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Riding the storm

Riding the storm

Helen Hunt ain’t got nothin’ on me…

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Tue 21 May 2013: 9:25am

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How's your trivia?

How's your trivia?

Everyone loves a bit of trivia, and for fans of US TV series, here’s a fun trivia site if you want to go above and beyond when it comes to televised entertainment, and learn more about the creators of your favourite shows.

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Mon 13 May 2013: 3:58pm

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Iron Man 3 - VFX Straight out of London

Iron Man 3 - VFX Straight out of London

It’s a delight to say that a sizeable chunk of the VFX for Iron Man 3 were produced right here in London, and many of them by our friends at Framestore. Their contribution to the project undeniably creates the all-round key look for the movie.

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Fri 10 May 2013: 12:22pm

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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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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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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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Monsters & Legends - Nothing like a bit of cryptozoology!

Monsters & Legends - Nothing like a bit of cryptozoology!

As every grown up kid knows, good children's books are a pleasure, and appeal as much to the adults reading it as they do to the kids.

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Tue 30 Apr 2013: 9:51am

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Step-By-Step

Each time I watch a student show reel I am always blown away by how professional they look and this one (above) by Escapee Alastair Cross has impressed me in particular. Being a novice to the world of visual effects I’m always interested in getting to know how it all comes together and the ‘step-by-step’ breakdown he includes is extremely insightful.

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Mon 29 Apr 2013: 4:30pm

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Summer’s here?

Summer’s here?

With temperatures managing to, ahem, ‘soar’ into the low 20s this week I’ve become accustomed to spending my lunch break basking in the sun on Shepherd’s Bush Green and even dared to dig out the sun cream at one point!

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Fri 26 Apr 2013: 5:44pm

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My Dream Home?

My Dream Home?

I’ve always said that when I grow up I want to live in a tree house. I’m really drawn to the idea of being raised high up off the ground in a home built among the trees, preferably with a natural spring or waterfall running nearby. Well, the Sky Tower in Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Oblivion has certainly given that idea a run for its money.

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Thu 25 Apr 2013: 2:24pm

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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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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.

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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...

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Wed 24 Apr 2013: 10:00am

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That’s not in the script!

That’s not in the script!

We all have a movie that contains a memorable line which we can quote verbatim. Famous ones that spring to mind are Arnie’s “I’ll be back” in ‘The Terminator’; Terry Jones “He’s not the Messiah” in Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ and one of my favourites, “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” as quoted by Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in The Godfather.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 5:30pm

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Tuesday Tips & Tricks!

Tuesday Tips & Tricks!

What’s up guys, Ash here, welcome to the first episode of Escape Studios Tips' and Tricks video series!

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 4:57pm

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A positive move for a not-so-negative company.

A positive move for a not-so-negative company.

With a plethora of articles lamenting the VFX industry in the western world right now, it’s always a refreshing change to read a story with a more promising outcome.

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Tue 23 Apr 2013: 2:48pm

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Check out this selection of Innovative digital art from 'Polynoid'

Check out this selection of Innovative digital art from 'Polynoid'

I met these guys a few years ago when they were all students at FilmAkademie in Germany, and check them out now! Their company ‘Polynoid’ indulge in a great mix of 3D, art and a commercial application, check them out here.

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Mon 22 Apr 2013: 3:15pm

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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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Escape's Industry Relationship Manger visits UWE

Escape's Industry Relationship Manger visits UWE

A few weeks back, Escape’s Relationship Manager, Anita Gribble, was invited to speak with students at the University of Western England in Bristol, and on Friday 12th April she made the trip westbound.  Undergrads, MA. and graphic design students were invited to come and meet with her to learn more about Escape Studios and the VFX industry in the UK, via a presentation followed by some Q & A.

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Fri 19 Apr 2013: 9:26am

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