Thursday, 29 August 2019

Steven Sole To Teach Movement & Narrative

Steven Sole
We're delighted to welcome a new animation tutor at Escape Studios, character designer & visual development artist Steven Sole.

Steven will teach our first year undergraduate students Movement & Narrative, a mini-module in which students are invited to think about creativity, design, and visual narrative.

Steven Sole comes to us from Framestore and also from Tiger Aspect Productions, where he was Art Director on Mr Bean.

To see some of Steven's amazing work, visit his official site.

Steven Sole 
Mr Bean
Steven Sole has over a dozen years of studio experience across various positions in both broadcast and web animation. Recent work includes Art Director and Designer on Mr Bean at Tiger Aspect Productions. Steven specialises in Concept Art, Character Design and Illustration.

Steven also develops on short film ideas, music videos and is skilled with Zbrush and Mud Box. To see more of Steven's work, visit his official site.

Mr Bean is one of many successful productions to emerge from Tiger Aspect, a show with its own distinctive style. One of the many skills that Steve brings to Escape Studios is the ability to steer our animation students towards practical outcomes, understanding that a successful career in the animation industry requires the ability to balance creativity and creative thinking with working to a specific brief, with clear parameters.

Movement & Narrative
Movement & Narrative is a two-week mini-module at Level 4 (ie the first year of undergraduate studies) exploring the basics of creativity, storytelling, design and acting.

First year artwork by Ronnie Kaye
Movement & Narrative forms a part of CR4002, the Creative Foundations Craft Module, which is a foundation course in creativity and creative thinking, taken by all our first year students, whether they are studying games, animation or VFX.

Some software, such as Photoshop, is taught in this module; but students are mainly encouraged to explore creative ideas and creative ways of thinking. 

In their first year of studies, all our undergraduate students study a broad art and design curriculum, enabling them to understand the whole animation, games and VFX pipeline before committing to a single specialism in their second year.

1st year at Escape Studios
To see what's in the first year of undergraduate studies at Escape Studios in more detail, read this post. To find out about the second year at Escape, follow this link. To see more about the third year, click here. And to find out more about our 4th and final year, read this post.

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 2020, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here.

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