Thursday, 12 November 2015

Our Brand New Animation Course Starts on 15 February 2016!

Come and learn the art of 3D Animation!
We're delighted to announce that our awesome new animation course is launching in February 2016!

Starting on 15th February, this brand-new 3D animation course includes twelve weeks intensive classroom tuition plus a further three months on-line mentoring, so that our students can practice in their own time and polish their skills.

So, what exactly can our new animation students expect?

Bring characters to life!
What is this new course all about?
This brand-new 3D animation course includes 12 weeks intensive classroom tuition plus 3 months on-line feedback and mentoring. After completing the classroom study, students are set a series of projects and submit weekly progress updates for feedback during a three month period.

You'll study in an environment that mirrors a standard industry animation studio, and will begin your introduction to the digital animation pipeline and will work with tools such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop.

Who is teaching it?
I am.  I have worked on almost 40 animated films in the last 25 years, including The Lion King, The Iron Giant, The last three Harry Potter Films and, most recently, Paddington.

You can see some of my visual effects animation below:

What specifically will students learn?
You will get a hands-on experience with 3D Animation techniques, culminating in the creation of a first-class demo reel to show to prospective employers. Some of the skills you will learn include:
  • Character Locomotion and Body Mechanics
  • Character Performance - Acting, Mime and Pantomime
  • Creature Locomotion and Mechanics
  • Bringing 3D Animated Characters to life
  • Creature Performance
What kind of work are students being trained to do?
Animation has grown from a small cottage craft industry into a global business. Animation is everywhere; in movies, TV shows, phone apps, and the web. Our animators go on to work in all parts of the business, especially VFX work here in London. 

What have other animation students at Escape Studios done?
To see some of our students' excellent work, check out the demo reel below.

What have Escape Studios students gone on to do?
Tons of cool stuff! We pride ourselves on prioritising the employability of our students and focusing on making them job-ready.  At the latest count, we have around 4,000 Escapees working in the animation and VFX industry - a record of which we are very proud.  To see some of our students' Success Stories, follow this link.

What if I want to try it out for a day before signing up for the whole course?
You're in luck! We are running a one-day animation taster session on December 2nd, and we still have a few spots left. You can apply here.  It's only £25 and it going to be awesome!

Where can I find out more about the 3D Animation course?
To see the official page, follow this link.  You can also email me directly at alexwilliams1(at) I'm always glad to answer questions about our courses.


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