Friday, 15 May 2020

We Have Lift-Off! VFX Festival Goes Online

The VFX Festival is back. Hosted by Escape Studios, the VFX festival is a celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics.

For the last seven years the festival has been hosted in London, most recently at the South Bank Centre, but now, for the first time, the VFX festival is going virtual, with online talks and panel discussions.

Next week we're hosting two free events, part of the Virtual Series for Schools and Colleges. First up is We Have Lift-Off!: Your first steps to a career in VFX, Animation and Games, which takes place on Tuesday, 19th May at 2pm.  To sign up for the event, follow this link.

Host: Saint Walker
The VFX Festival Virtual Series
This year, for the first time, the VFX Festival is being transformed into a virtual series to support emerging talent from all over the world.  Professional artists will share their insights and experience working on award-winning productions with students and aspiring artists.

Tuesday, 19th May
Panel Discussion: We have Lift-Off!: Your first steps to a career in VFX, Animation and Games.  Hosted by Escape Studios' Deputy Dean Saint John Walker, this event is aimed at students under 18 years old, their parents and teachers.

Panelists include:
  • Mark Flanagan, EMEA Education Partner Manager at Epic Games
  • Paul Wilkes, Head of Advertising Talent Acquisition at MPC
  • Paul Wilkes
  • Simon Devereux , Founder Access: VFX

How to sign up
Sign up link at Zoom.  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nDKIR95gQrK9h1CiFi-Dlg

Thursday 21st May 2pm - Launching the Sea Dragon
Our second event is Launching the Sea Dragon - The relationship between FX and Compositing. This event is aimed at students under 18 years old, their parents and teachers.

Speakers include:
  • Marcelo Sousa, FX TD
  • Tiago Faria, Senior/Lead Compositor at Union VFX
Launching the Sea Dragon required numerous simulations and an intimate relationship between compositing and FX. This involved bouncing ideas and solutions of each other to solve problems and technical obstacles. In this talk Marcelo and Tiago will go into how doing such ensured they could focus on pushing the shot creatively while limiting the technical hurdles.

Here is the Link for Thursdays session https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2gnBrAPoRN-nM_AF-b62Ig

How to sign up.
Follow the Sign up link here.

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 offical page here.  

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