Monday, 2 October 2017

2018 VFX Festival 6-8 Feb - Save the Date!

The countdown to Escape Studios' 2018 VFX Festival is on.  Just like last year, we'll be showcasing the best of VFX, Animation, Games and Motion Graphics.

There is no better way to find out about the latest trends in our industry, who is hiring, and what skills are in demand.  We strongly encourage all our current, past and future students to attend. Come and find out what the future holds for our industry.

Where and when is the VFX Festival?
The 2018 VFX Festival will run in association with arts and cultural hub, Rich Mix in Shoreditch, from 6th - 8th February 2018.

What's on display?
Spanning four floors over two days, the festival will feature three dedicated exhibition hubs, covering Education, Technology and Industry. The schedule will be packed with a series of leading industry talks and showcases from across the VFX, Animation, Games and Motion Graphics sectors.  VFX is a constantly changing landscape. Last year's "big thing" is this year's old news. So come along, and find out about the latest trends in our industry.

Where is it?
Rich Mix in Shoreditch, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA. Nearest overground train station is Shoreditch High St. Nearest Tube is Liverpool St - and then a 12 minute walk.

Who's coming?
Speakers are still being confirmed, but we can promise an excellent line-up. Last year, speakers include Framestore - who presented their work on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". To see some of last year's highlights, follow this link.

Recruitment
For many Escapees and recent graduates, the most important part of the Festival is probably the recruiters, who come from all the big VFX houses hunting for talent. If you'd like to meet in person the people who could help you get a job (and why wouldn't you?) - this is the place to be.

Where can you book tickets?
Tickets will be on sale at the EvenBrite page here - but they aren't on sale yet. When they go on sale, make sure you book early. Last year tickets sold out fast, as they did in 2015 and 2014.

---Alex

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2018, follow this link.  To apply, visit the offical page here.

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