Thursday, 24 January 2019

Industry Feedback Today at Escape Studios

"Ardi", directed by Sebastian Kuder
Our third year animation and VFX students have put the finishing touches to their first VFX group project, and all the short films have been finalled and submitted for marking.

The next stage is to get industry feedback. How well did they do? Does their work live up to industry standards?  What could they do better next time?

Today Thursday 24 January we welcome industry guests to come and give our students a professional critique, and also give credit where it's due.

What's this all about?
"Jericho" - integrating cgi and live action plates
Industry feedback. Getting feedback for our students from industry is very much at the heart of what we do at Escape Studios, and there is no better way to get our students up to industry standard than to bring in professionals to critique their work.

Industry marking is also part of our assessment process, so the students' final mark will include the results of the industry critique. 

And, finally, it's a chance to celebrate the culmination of a lot of hard work.

VFX project
This is the first time we have run the third undergraduate year at Escape Studios, and the first time we have run the VFX project, where animators collaborate with both 2D and 3D artists to create a short film project from start to finish.

Students wrote their own stories, designed their own characters, modeled and rigged the assets, and finally brought them to life with animation, all in the space of just a few months.

The students also had to grapple with a live photography shoot, working with cinematographer Clement Gharini, capturing original footage and integrating the 3D elements with the photographic plates.

Simone Giampaolo, director at Aardman
The results so far have been stellar; as well as developing a full understanding of the VFX pipeline, our students will have some superb work to put on their demo reels. One recent industry guest described the short films as "the best thing I've seen come out of Escape Studios, ever".

Industry guests
We're proud to welcome a number of industry guests including:
Where and when
Thursday January 24th 2019 9:30am – 1:30pm, 190 High Holborn WC1, 3rd floor, in "Rapture".

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our BA/MArt in 3D Animation, follow this link.  To apply for our storyboarding evening class, visit this page here.  For the next 12 week animation course, click here.

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