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November’s Free Tutorial: Confessions of a Junior Compositor

November’s Free Tutorial: Confessions of a Junior Compositor

How does someone go about getting a Junior Compositor role at an international VFX studio like The Mill? Well in this month’s tutorial Simon Richardson reveals how it all started for him. From experimenting with Adobe’s After Effects at University, Simon was introduced to basic keying techniques in a layer based system. And this was when the seed was planted that would flourish into him conquering NUKE, and working at one of the top VFX studios in the world.

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Fri 23 Nov 2012: 12:00pm

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Take a look around!

Take a look around!

January is fast approaching, and with that brings new year resolutions and ambitions. Looking to the future, you may be keen to find out what you want to do following the end of your studies. Or perhaps you’re keen to change careers or simply enhance the computer graphics skills you already have. With this in mind, it seems there’s no better time to visit our facilities and discover how doing a course at Escape Studios will help you get to where you want to be.

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Wed 21 Nov 2012: 5:38pm

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Last Call To All Pixel Farm Fanatics...

Last Call To All Pixel Farm Fanatics...

This is your last chance to get your name down on the guest list for our private event “A Pint With The Pixel Farm” on the 21st of November at The Sun and 13 Cantons, Soho.

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Tue 20 Nov 2012: 1:00pm

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Not to be missed… Python Tips and Tricks from a NUKE Master!

Not to be missed… Python Tips and Tricks from a NUKE Master!

Next Monday, November 19th, we welcome Victor Perez back to our studio for a demonstration on his top tips and tricks when working with Python in NUKE.

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Fri 16 Nov 2012: 4:52pm

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Adam Gascoyne: Among London’s 1000 Most Influential People 2012

Adam Gascoyne: Among London’s 1000 Most Influential People 2012

Earlier this month the Evening Standard compiled a list celebrating some of the top most influential creative figures in London. Inspired by the opening ceremony for this year’s London Olympics, which brought together an incredible pool of talent for a spectacular event, the Evening Standard took this opportunity to acknowledge the “fantastic cauldron of creativity” that exists in England's capital.

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Fri 16 Nov 2012: 12:30pm

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The Foundry Demos November

The Foundry Demos November

In August we let you know that The Foundry would be holding a selection of online demos for NUKE, MARI, KATANA and HIERO, which were so darn successful that we are pleased to announce their return.

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Thu 15 Nov 2012: 1:00pm

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Bjorks' Mutual Core Pushes the Limits

Bjorks' Mutual Core Pushes the Limits

Bjork never seems to miss the creative mark.  In her newest video for the song, Mutual Core, Bjork and Director Andrew Thomas-Huang present a fantastic dreamscape that is like no other.  A strangley geologic themed expression really does show the power of well thought out VFX.  Who new geology was so sexy?  

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Thu 15 Nov 2012: 9:00am

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'Beauty is Embarrassing' serves to Inspire.

'Beauty is Embarrassing' serves to Inspire.

When you're just having one of those days in front of your computer, it's always good to take a step back, and gain some perspective. Get some inspiration!

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Wed 14 Nov 2012: 9:30am

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Musical Breakdown

Musical Breakdown

Do you remember when The Buggles were the first video on MTV? Me neither. I wasn’t born!

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Tue 13 Nov 2012: 5:00pm

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Robin Squires VFX Course Diary: WEEK 3

Robin Squires VFX Course Diary: WEEK 3

Having just started a VFX course here at Escape Studios, I've been keeping a diary to share how I’m getting on so far. And here's an update on week three.

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Tue 13 Nov 2012: 1:00pm

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Digging For Bones with Christian Cardona

Digging For Bones with Christian Cardona

I will happily admit that my taste in what I watch on television has always been teetering on the edge of strange.

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Mon 12 Nov 2012: 5:30pm

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Catching Up With Hoxton Redsox

Catching Up With Hoxton Redsox

We have been catching up with the team over at Hoxton Redsox after the completion of "Transmission", the final video in a series of viral films as a part of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus BluRay release.

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Mon 12 Nov 2012: 1:30pm

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All-change at Escape Studios!

All-change at Escape Studios!

Another month and a half has flown by, and this afternoon we hosted the end-of-course presentation for our latest round of escapees. Gathered in our breakout space, the afternoon has been filled with laughter and applause. The quality of work on show has been, as ever, astonishing—it never ceases to amaze just how far our students progress in such a short period of time; and we feel confident these bright young things now stand in good stead to polish up those all-important industry-cracking showreels.

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Fri 9 Nov 2012: 6:00pm

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I Need A Hiero...1.5

I Need A Hiero...1.5

We are pleased to announce that the download for HIERO 1.5 is now available.

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Fri 9 Nov 2012: 2:30pm

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It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...Maybe Not?

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year...Maybe Not?

We are coming up to that time of year, the time of year that fills single people with dread, fills kids with joy and will empty out most people's wallets. Yes we are in the run up to Christmas...in fact you only have 45 days to prepare yourself.

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Fri 9 Nov 2012: 9:00am

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Robin Squires VFX Course Diary - WEEK 2

Robin Squires VFX Course Diary - WEEK 2

Having just started the VFX for Production course here at Escape Studios, I've been keeping a diary to share how the course is going for me so far. And here's an update on week two. The class is truly in full swing, and when it came to writing my diary, it seemed to be over before I knew it had started. Time flies when you're having fun!

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Thu 8 Nov 2012: 2:48pm

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Getting the pints in with The Pixel Farm

Getting the pints in with The Pixel Farm

Just over a week ago we let you know that we are hosting “A Pint With The Pixel Farm” an exclusive event in Soho.

The evening of the 21st of November will be the first chance since IBC for the UK users to get up close and personal with The Pixel Farm's new 2d to 3d conversion and depth map creation software, PFDepth. The above video is a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see at The Sun & 13 Cantons, Great Pultney St.

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Thu 8 Nov 2012: 9:30am

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Welcome to the family...Phoenix FD for Maya!

Welcome to the family...Phoenix FD for Maya!

It has been well known that The Chaos Group would be releasing Phoenix FD, their grid based fluid dynamics simulation tool for 3ds Max, for Autodesk Maya.  

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Wed 7 Nov 2012: 5:40pm

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A career in VFX… What’s stopping you?

A career in VFX… What’s stopping you?

As Training Advisor here at Escape Studios, I speak with a lot of people looking to take the leap into VFX. Although everyone’s situation differs considerably, I do find that many have the same concerns. So after speaking with past student Ashley Miles about his experience on the VFX for Production course, I thought I should share some pearls of wisdom, to help clear up any concerns you have about embarking on this new career path.

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Mon 5 Nov 2012: 5:40pm

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The Hobbit ‘lands’ in ‘Orcland’ - New Zealand!

The Hobbit ‘lands’ in ‘Orcland’ - New Zealand!

We’ve all been on-board an aeroplane watching with little interest, the safety demonstration given by the air stewardesses. Or if you have a sense of humour like mine, you try and make them laugh during their demonstrations by any means necessary.

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Fri 2 Nov 2012: 4:00pm

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