Tuesday, 21 May 2019

VFX Games & Animation Festival: June 4-6

VFX Festival - presentation by Jellyfish Animation
The VFX, Games and Animation Festival 2019 is back - this time at our Central London campus at 190 High Holborn WC1, from June 5-6.

There are three events taking place in June. The first is the VFX Festival: The Future - a one day event which takes place on Thursday 6th June. Our doors will be open for professionals and students looking to find out about the latest changes in the creative industries.

The second event is The VFX Festival: After Hours, consisting of two days of talks from Wednesday 5th June until Thursday 6th June on projects delivered by leading studios, and panel discussions focusing on skills and technology of the future. The third event is VFX - Edu, which takes place on Wednesday 5th June and Thursday 6th June, and is aimed at students.

VFX Festival - After Hours
This 2-day event will take place from Wednesday 5th June until Thursday 6 June. Hosted at Escape Studios's central London campus at 190 High Holborn WC1, these late afternoon technical talks and advanced workshops are dedicated to experienced industry professionals looking for knowledge-building and networking opportunities and young professional looking to progress their career in the creative industries.

To find out more about the VFX Festival After Hours, including the schedule and how to book tickets, follow this link.

The VFX Festival - The Future - Thursday 6 June
O​n Thursday 6 June 2019 VFX Festival ​- The Future will open doors for professionals and students looking for knowledge about changes taking place in the creative industries.

VFX Festival - The Future - 6 June Programme
9:30am Doors Open / Check in
10:30 - 11:15 Technology - Beyond The Hype with Jay Short from Inition
It is said that we will experience more change in the next ten years than in the previous 200. We are living in a time of unrivalled innovation. However we need to proceed with caution and understand where true value lies and how much of the talk is either hype or irrelevant to our industries.

11:30am - 12:15pm A look Inside the Lab: the Weird and Wonderful World of Unexpected Results with Sander van der Vegte, MediaMonks
The beauty of research is stumbling upon unexpected results — and seeing where they can lead you. Head of R&D and innovation group MediaMonks Labs, Sander van der Vegte in his talk opens the doors to the lab to show which cutting-edge technologies will change the creative industries, and how emerging technologies can add value to a wide variety of industries.

VFX Festival - Edu, 4-5 June
1:15pm - 2:00pm Immersive Interactive Experiences and Trends in VR with a Guest Speaker from Framestore's Immersive Team.
Framestore VR Studio combines highly immersive interactive experiences with Oscar-winning visuals. The studio is uniquely placed as the first and most awarded Virtual Reality studio in the world, bringing Hollywood calibre visuals to the theatre of immersion.

2:15pm - 3:15pm The Future of Skills and Technology: Panel Discussion
Our guest speakers will focus their discussion on the future of skills and technology in VFX, Animation, Games and Immersive Media.

Tickets for VFX - The Future
You can buy tickets for VFX - The Future - at EventBrite here.

VFX - Edu 4-5 June
From Tuesday, 4 June - Wednesday, 5 June The VFX Festival EDU will open its doors for school and college students who would like to learn more about the world of VFX, Games and Animation.
To find out more about VFX Edu - follow this link

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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