• Producing for visual effects part-time evening course

Producing for Visual Effects – Evening Course

Why take this short course?

  • Gain a fast-track introduction to producing for visual effects
  • A part time evening course where you can learn the tools used to project manage VFX production jobs
  • Gain a strong knowledge of 2D and 3D VFX pipelines
  • Become a confident member of the VFX production team
  • Learn how to interpret scripts to create VFX breakdowns and budgets
  • VFX production training from a seasoned industry professional

Who is this course for?

  • Those currently working in the industry wanting to step up to VFX Producer
  • Professionals too busy to gain these essential skills on the job
  • Juniors looking to learn the skills needed to progress in the VFX production team
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about the VFX Pipeline and how to produce for VFX
  • Still have questions? Get an advisor to call you back!

Course details

Location:
London, UK
Format:
Tues and Thurs: 7pm - 9pm
Duration:
4 Weeks
Start Dates:
  • June 24th 2014
Software:
FTrack, Microsoft Excel, Word
Price:
£800
Course Tutor:
Hasraf Dulull

Essential skills for VFX producers and co-ordinators

With very few courses of this kind, we’re bringing visual effects producing to the classroom equipping you with the skills to become an influential member of the VFX production team. Often the unsung heroes of the VFX industry, the production team play the essential role of holding the entire production together, responsible for delivering projects on time and on budget.

Course Includes...

  • Intensive vocational learning from industry professionals
  • Access to Ftrack and Assimilate Scratch licenses
  • Example documents used on professional industry projects

This course is perfect…

  • For anyone with a keen interest in visual effects and film making
  • For people fluent in written and spoken English
  • If you are confident working with new technology
  • If you understand the basics of filmmaking
  • For highly motivated people with strong organisation and communication skills
  • If you enjoy motivating, leading and working closely with a creative team

Want to know more?
Get in touch with our Admissions Team

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Success stories

Finola O'Brien

Producing for Visual Effects – Evening Course

Finola O'Brien

Starting out as a Research and Planning Executive at a creative branding consultancy, Finola had always longed to work in the film industry, having originally studied the subject at university.

COMPANY: The Mill

FAVOURITE YOUTUBE CLIP: Christian The Lion

FAVOURITE PROJECTS: Three little pigs - The Guardian

WHY VFX? Finola saw Escape Studios compositing course as an opportunity to build her knowledge of 2D and 3D techniques, and ultimately as her route into the VFX industry. She believed that given the nature of Compositing—the combination of all VFX elements into a final piece—Escape’s Compositing for Production would be "the best route to understand the VFX pipeline for a future career in production." 

ABOUT: After leaving Escape, Finola gained experience as a runner and then a Games Production Assistant at The Mill, before taking up the role of Production Assistant at Pixomondo. Finola’s experience and knowledge of the industry has led her to understand that her strengths and interests lie more in the coordination and production side of VFX, rather than necessarily working as a VFX artist, and she has since returned to The Mill, where she has taken on the role of Production Assistant. 

ADVICE:  Finola’s words of wisdom to all of those aspiring Compositors out there are: “you only get out of it what you are prepared put in. The success stories you hear are from people who worked extremely hard, and you will be expected to work extremely hard in the industry—it’s not something to pick up on a whim, nor is it for the faint-hearted!”

Open Days

Open days

Our open days often feature guest industry speakers, so you can get a real insight into what life is like as a VFX Artist. Watch this space for more information on when our next industry guest will be joining us and also when our next Open Days will be taking place.

Join us at our London campus to:

  • Learn about the specialised jobs in VFX and Compositing
  • Understand the course options which suit you
  • Be a fly-on-the-wall in one of our classroom courses
  • Review successful student reels
  • Understand what skills you need to become studio-ready
  • Learn about student perks and soak up the atmosphere

 

The next open day is Wednesday 30th of April

We will welcome 2 speakers from Prime Focus World, VFX Co-Ordinator Julie Nixon and VFX Researcher/Co-ordinator Danny Khan, they will be discussing their experiences within the industry across the spectrum, and answering any questions attendees may have.

 

Online Virtual Learning Enviroment Tour

 

If you are thinking about studying Visual Effects online, then why not arrange for an Online VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) Tour?

 

The purpose of the Online VLE Tour is to demonstrate how students use our Unique VLE system to study 3D or Compositing for VFX online. If this is something you're interested in, fill out the form to the right or call us on +44 (0) 207 348 1920 to schedule your Online Tour today. When selecting your dates and times please note we usually conduct tours Monday - Friday, from 10:00am - 5:00pm UK time (GMT).

 

Please email admissions@escapestudios.com if you need more information about our Open Day/Online Tours.