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Saturday, 16 October 2021
We've added a new tutorial to our list of animal and creature tutorials at our Vimeo channel - how to animate a bird in flight. The tutorial shows students how first to animate one wing in motion - and then cut and paste the rest. The video was recorded by veteran animator and Escape Studios' tutor Marc Stevenson, and you can find it here.
Friday, 15 October 2021
|Amarok Hon Mention for Best Trailer at RFA Fest|
Thursday, 14 October 2021
|Leopard animation by Daniel Amor|
This online class runs for 20 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7-10pm, and is taught by veteran animator Matteo Sanna, currently working at WETA digital.
The course starts with animation fundamentals and builds up to complex actions and performances, and a professional level demo reel.
Studio assistants help our students to progress their work, help to solve technical problems and also offer practical advice on animation techniques.
Studio assistants form an essential part of the feedback process at Escape Studios, part of what we call The Escape Method.
While at Escape Studios, Austin wrote, storyboarded and directed the award-winning short "Street Ratz", and also contributed boards and sound design to "Alma" and "Moon Rockz".
Wednesday, 13 October 2021
|Escape Studios Ranked No 1 in the UK|
The MArt in the Art of Video Games at Escape Studios has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with Escapees being recruited by top games companies both in the UK and overseas.
Team work is something we take very seriously at Escape Studios, one of the five pillars of "The Escape Method".
Animation is collaborative, and well-organised teamwork helps to prepare our students for the realities of life in the industry.
|Potguins wins Best Micro Anim at Discover Fest|
March of the Potguins is about two penguin salt & pepper pots who embark on an epic journey across the kitchen counter top.
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
|Best Micro Animation in Berlin|
"Animal Lover" is a one-minute animated short written and directed by Anastasia Gurova, produced by Priya Shah, and edited by Daniel Brand-Sinyinza.
This is the latest award for "Animal Lover", which also won "Best Animation" at the Flicks Film Festival in London.
We've uploaded a new path animation locomotion tutorial to our Vimeo channel. The tutorial shows how to put animals and creatures on a path, and was recorded by veteran animator and Escape Studios' tutor Marc Stevenson. Path animation is a great way to add believability and appeal to your creature animations. Animals, unless trained, tend not to walk in straight lines. So, by learning to animate using paths, your creature locomotion will feel more fluid, natural and organic. You can find the tutorial here.
Monday, 11 October 2021
|BAA - British Animation Awards|
This year the BAAs have offered our students a unique opportunity - the chance to animate a "sting/ident" for the Awards Ceremony.
Our second year undergraduate students are currently working an "animals and creatures" animation module, so this brief is a perfect opportunity to help out one of the UK's biggest animation festivals with some fun animation.
|Offcut Hon. Mention for Best VFX at LIMFF|
Offcut is a short film directed by Petroc Menuhin, produced by Tosin Ogunleye and Ethen Dent, which follows the adventures of a discarded scrap of wood who comes to life and finds meaning in music. "Offcut" has won many festival awards.
Sunday, 10 October 2021
|Bear animation by Amanda Costa with live-action reference|
Animal and creature animation involves creating believable animation - usually based on live-action reference.
How should students plan animal and creature animation? Start by watching the 10 minute video below.
Saturday, 9 October 2021
|BoxBots wins Hon Mention for Best VFX in Tokyo|
Friday, 8 October 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021, and again on Saturday 6 November 2021.
Escape Studios' Open Days are a chance to find out about our undergraduate degrees in Animation, The Art of Games and Visual Effects. An Open Day is an opportunity for potential students to find out how they can follow in the footsteps of our award-winning alumni.
|Adam & Eve Mk II "Best SciFi" at Discover Film Fest|
Thursday, 7 October 2021
|Work Fitness Week 10-15 October 2021|
Meet the team from Creative Assembly, Axis director Simone Giampaolo, and many other industry leaders. Note that WFW is exclusively for our currently enrolled students.
This year, AN5001 is the second animation module that our undergraduate students encounter in their second year of studies, in which our students study the art and craft of character animation.
In AN5001 our animation students tackle character actions, pantomime, acting, performance and dialogue, and enter the monthly 11 Second Club competition.
Wednesday, 6 October 2021
|Minuet wins Hon Mention for Best Score in Tokyo|
|Horse Rearing Tutorial with Live Action Reference|
The purpose of the tutorial is to learn how to import live action reference footage into Maya and use it to create believable animal animation.
You can find the tutorial, which is free for all our students, at our Vimeo Channel.
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
|Jerich0 wins Best Super Short at UK Film Fest|
Monday, 4 October 2021
Simone Giampaolo about his new short film "Only a Child", which he describes as a "visual poem" created by over 20 animation directors.
"Only a Child" is a short film based on the original words spoken by the then 12 year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki at the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, in which she made a poetic plea from a child's perspective for better environmental protection.
Simone spent twelve months working with twenty studios to create the award winning film. In this webinar, Simone will talk about how he made the film, and how he led an international team working remotely to celebrate the environmental youth movement.
This event is open to our currently enrolled students only; there will be a Q&A to follow.