Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Introducing "Flame"

Congratulations to our MA animation students who have recently completed their short film project: "Flame", which is now being entered into international film festival competitions.  On a dark night in the desert, Flame is born, but she soon realizes that the storm that brought her life is now a threat to her survival.  Flame was directed by Cherelle Owusu and produced by Carolina Xavier, under the supervision of MA supervising tutor Amedeo Beretta.

Flame was completed by our MA animation students as part of their fourth module, AN7004, a studio project.

Team work
The studio project focuses on team work, preparing students for the reality of work in the animation industry, in which artists rarely work alone, instead collaborating together on group projects.  Group project work is one of the main pillars of what we call The Escape Method, our unique blend of intensive classroom teaching, online tutorials, constructive feedback, industry engagement, and group project work.

Production statistics
Flame took 9 1/2 weeks to complete, used eight different software platforms, and used at least 40 computers to render.

Software and platforms used
  • Maya
  • Redshift
  • Substance Designer
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Syncsketch
  • Google Documents for planning
  • Procreate

Amedeo Beretta - Project Supervising Tutor
Carolina Xavier - Producer, Animator, Environment Artist
Cherelle Owusu - Director, Art Director, Animator and Character Designer
Luis David Marcillo-Coronado - Animation, Rigger, 2D Effects Designer
Joshua Thomas - Animator, Concept Artist, Modeling and Sound Design

Victor Andreas Lopez - Editor, Animator, Z Brush Modeler
Francesca Pesce - Lighting & Compositing Consultant
Mergim Gashi - Sound Designer
Paloma Zhu - Animator

Amedeo Beretta
Amedeo Beretta
Flame was supervised by our newest animation tutor, Amedeo Beretta, who joined the animation team at Escape Studios in 2018

Amedeo has worked on many major animation and VFX projects including Paul, John Carter and Planet 51, and combines extensive industry credits with plenty of teaching experience.

Amedeo studied the History of Cinema and Theatre at the University of Milan, and moved to London after graduation to work on animation and VFX projects for companies such as Double Negative, Scanline VFX, and Ilion Animation Studios.

Flame - Festivals
Cherelle, Carolina and Luis at CineShots
Flame is being entered into international film festivals, and has so far been selected for CineShots, Golden Nugget Festival, and the Streetside Film Festival.

Flame - Official Site

Flame - IMDB

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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