Friday, 27 December 2019

3D Online VFX Taster Now Live

Online 3D VFX Taster Course
Escape Studios is proud to launch our new online 3D VFX taster course.

This online taster has been developed by our Head of 3D, Mark Spevick.

The course is delivered through the Smashcut platform, costs just £25, and takes under 6 hours to complete. What are you doing between now and New Year's Eve? Watching movies? Why not spend a day learning the fundamentals of VFX instead?

Course content
Mark Spevick
The course lessons have been curated by our veteran Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, who has over 20 years experience in the industry. Mark's movie credits include Angels & Demons, Casino Royale and The Golden Compass.  

It was developed in association with our industry partners, such as Framestore, and with support from the Online Programme Management department (OPM) at Pearson.

  • Overview to the CGI industry - roles, studios, departments
  • Creating simple geometry 
  • UVs
  • Texturing
  • Bump maps
  • Lighting
  • Animation
  • Basic compositing
  • Learn the basics of CG lighting
  • Rendering

Project and feedback
Students will be able to work on a project throughout the course, and then have the opportunity to upload their work at the end of the course, and receive feedback from an Escape Studios tutor.

Autodesk Maya (see here for technical requirements on using Maya)
3D VFX Online Taster Course
Our 3D VFX Taster Course is hosted online at the Smashcut platform, an online learning environment built for collaborative media creation.

Learn the basics
The course is aimed at students who want to study online, and start working on the skills needed to break into the visual effects industry.

VFX Fundamentals
The 3D Online VFX Taster is designed for beginners. The course teaches basi skills including the fundamentals of industry-standard software Autodesk Maya, as well as basic techniques in modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering. The course is hosted and delivered in conjunction with Smashcut, an online learning platform. Students are given an introduction on how to use Smashcut, and technical support is available through the platform throughout the course.
  • Location: online
  • Start dates: begin anytime before the 20th April 2020
  • Price: £25
  • Programme duration: 5-6 hours 
  • How to buy: follow this link
Relevance to industry
The Online 3D VFX taster course was designed in conjunction with the VFX industry; watch the video below to hear Andrew Schlussel, Director of Global Talent Development at Framestore, explain how this taster teaches relevant skills needed for working in the VFX industry.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our BA/MArt, follow this link.  To apply, visit the official page here.

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