Monday, 1 July 2019

Escape Studios Rocks "The Rookies"

Our Games, VFX and Animation students have made a stellar showing in this years' Rookies contest, with a multiple projects reaching the finals in all three disciplines.

BAFTA Short-listed Short film Jerich0, directed by animator Sarah Andrews and produced by VFX artist Matt Wight, made it to the finals for VFX Film of the Year.

And 3rd year undergraduate animation student Maria Roberton's animation reel is a finalist for 3D Animator Rookie of the Year.

Jerich0
Escape Studios Entries
Four undergraduate games projects - every project, in fact, submitted by our third year games artists - made it to the Games finals.

In the category of Game of the Year - Console and PC, was The Last of London, a game set in a post-apocalyptic Piccadilly Circus.  In the Category of Immersive Media, was The Order of Quadrivium - VR Escape Room

About the Rookies
The Rookie Awards 2019 received 3,548 entries from aspiring digital artists around the world. Finalists will now compete for awards for Rookie of the Year, Game of the Year, and Film of the Year. Also up for grabs are Studio Internships and Educational Scholarships. Finalists were scored on creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent, and employment potential.  Winners in each category will be announced on July 16th.

For all our students, Escapees and Friends of Escape Studios - don't forget to vote for your favourite entries. Below is a helpful list of links to make it easy.

Maria Robertson: Finalist
Finalists from Escape Studios

VFX Film of the Year
https://www.therookies.co/entries/1722 - Jerich0

Individual showreels
3D Animation
https://www.therookies.co/entries/2725  - Maria Robertson

Environmental Art
https://www.therookies.co/entries/393 - Thomas Djalloul 
https://www.therookies.co/entries/3805 - Covent Garden Culture Chambers - a Bioshock London Project

Games Finalists

Games: Immersive Media
https://www.therookies.co/entries/2897 - The Lost City by Fabrizio Bergamo  
https://www.therookies.co/entries/241 - The Order of Quadrivium - VR Escape Room 
https://www.therookies.co/entries/3528 - "Brynjars" - Viking Mead Hall

The Order of Quadrivium
Games: Console & PC
https://www.therookies.co/entries/2535 - The Last of London: Piccadilly Circus

How to Vote
To vote in The Rookies, find your favourite link and then click on the button marked "Cast Your People’s Choice Vote".

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 2019, follow this link. To apply, visit the official page here.

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