Webinars & Events
Our regular monthly webinars are your opportunity to get a feel for the different disciplines of CG training we specialise in, Maya tutorials for example, and ask questions to our expert tutors. Each month we cover a different subject and all sessions are free to listen to.
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Invisible visual effects
Invisible visual effects are a primary goal for any VFX artist. On this free webinar, discover how to create the illusion of reality with NUKE software and how you can learn these techniques on our online compositing course.
The Art of Oscar-Winning 3D Modeling
Get a glimpse into the world of a professional 3D department with Oscar winning Escapee; Adam Dewhirst, for an insight into what’s expected of a 3D Artist on a project limited by time and budget.
Discover the depth of Maya as a 3D software program. Join us for a visual effects workshop with Maya master Lee Danskin, and see how he developed one of the best online VFX courses out there.
Your Career in VFX: Securing Your First Job in the Industry
Join us for an exclusive webcast with Thomas Knight who will discuss recruitment, the VFX industry and his tips when applying for an artist's role.
What is Compositing?
What is Compositing? Join us for an essential webinar where Davi Stein gives a detailed account for the role of a Compositor; explaining exactly what Compositing entails, the tools used on the job, the range of career opportunities available for skilled artists and how compositing is one of the best routes into a career in VFX.
The Art and Science of Visual Effects
What are visual effects? The Mill’s Head of Maya Development, joins us for an introductory webinar on the art and science of rendering 3d images, an important stage in creating breath-taking effects.
What Is VFX?
Join us for a free webinar with our Head of 3D here at Escape Studios, Mark Spevick. An expert in his field, Mark will explain exactly what VFX entails, the tools used by the professionals, the range of job roles available within the sector and how a career in this area is more accessible than you think
There is More to VFX than Hollywood!
Although film and TV can stand out as the more traditionally “exciting” side of VFX, we invite you to discover the range of opportunities out there for a skilled CG artist, and how diverse and exciting those opportunities can be. Join Alastair Cross on Wednesday, 29th May 2013, for an insightful look into his career since graduating from Escape Studios. Learn how he went from the classroom to being an onset VFX Supervisor for a live action shoot at a BP lab; and how working with boutique VFX facility, Polar Media, led him to collaborate on a project with the creative team at MPC.
Speaking as one motion graphics artist to another, Bradley G. ‘GMUNK’ Munkowitz opens the door to a wonderful world of visual adrenaline, exhibiting an awesomely epic range of work from his back catalogue. Collaborator and creative lead, GMUNK's work will not fail to entertain, and his insight into design, concept, character design, form, function, practical effects, light projections and motion graphics will certainly leave you with something to think about.
When it comes to understanding the art of compositing in visual effects, we’re convinced there’s only one way to really get to grips with it, and that’s seeing the process in action for yourself. To help illustrate this process, we’ve invited NUKE Artist, Simon Richardson, to show you the fundamentals of compositing a shot with live action and 3D assets. Join us for this live online event on Thursday 18th April, 2013.
Dreamworks VFX Legend Paul Chung @ Escape Studios.
Escape Studios welcomes VFX legend Paul Chung, formerly of Dreamworks & Framestore as a guest speaker at another Academy Tour.
Careers Day at Escape Studios
Would it interest you to know that with the right training behind you, you too could work and succeed in the CG industry?
A Framestore Special
If you've ever wanted to find out more about the Visual Effects industry – then now is the time to do it. We're hosting an open day on Wednesday 6th March to show you what it takes to be pro in the visual effects industry. We'll be joined by a very special guest from Framestore, who'll be letting you into some of the secrets behind their work on films such as Lincoln, Wrath of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and War Horse. This is also a great opportunity to find out how this special guest started out in the industry and how he got to where he is today!
Rigging in Total Recall
Looking to understand the role of a professional Rigger in the Visual Effects industry in more detail? Get some career inspiration for 2013 and join us for an exclusive webinar on rigging the Synths in 2012’s remake of Total Recall. Joining us for this in-depth discussion is Head of Rigging at Prime Focus World London, Jakub Krompolc. Reserve your place today.
VFX Career Talk
Want to succeed as a CG artist in an already highly competitive industry? Lucky for you, we’re holding an industry career talk in January to discuss this very issue. To get 2013 off to a flying start, we’ve invited our Relationship Manager, Anita Gribble, and Recruitment Manager, Garreth Gaydon, to walk you through some important tools to help get you noticed by recruiters, and help get your career on track.
Skyfall Titles Interview
On Thursday 17th January we’ll be joined by escapee and Head of 3D at Framestore Commercials, Diarmid Harrison-Murray, for an insight into what it was to create the visually stunning title sequence on Skyfall. And for all you budding VFX artists out there, this is a great opportunity to hear how Diarmid got to where he is today.
The 2D - 3D Showdown
To help you discover the artist inside you, we’re bringing together two CG masters to debate the role they play in creating outstanding VFX. On Tuesday 11th December, Head of 2D Davi Stein and Head of 3D Mark Spevick will lead a live discussion, shinning a light on the role of a Compositing and 3D VFX artist. For an insight into what makes a VFX artist, join us for this live debate, a showdown between two CG wizards.
Python Tips and Tricks from a NUKE Master
Join Victor Perez for an insightful free webinar as he reveals his top tips and tricks when using Python in NUKE. To bring your NUKE fluency to the next level, don’t miss this webinar.
Compositing with Davi Stein
What is compositing? Join us for an essential webinar where Davi Stein will get to the heart of compositing; explaining exactly what this process entails, the tools used on the job, the range of jobs...
Tracking the gorgeous gilded mirror
BAFTA winning escapee Amy Cuthbertson unveils VFX secrets in an exclusive Webinar, based around her work on the ‘gilded mirror’ scene in hit film ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’.
The Art of 3D Painting
Take a look at this webinar recording with Alexander Swann whose career in VFX has taken him to Framestore where he is now a full-time Digital Paint & Roto Artist.