Escape Studios VFX Festival. The Festival takes place from February 23rd - 25th next year, and brings you the latest in VFX, games, animation and motion graphics.
This year we've got tons of great speakers, including MPC - talking about their work on The Martian, and The Mill talking about augmented - and virtual - reality. Come along and find out what the Next Big Thing is in animation, Games and VFX.
The VFX Festival 2016 is spread over three days of events.
Tuesday 23rd February 2016
Day One welcomes newcomers to the world of animation, games and visual effects. VFX Specialists The Mill will be presenting on the subject of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the Google ATAP Project, with Hamilton & Kidd providing a supporting feature presentation on Virtual Reality and 360 technologies.
Wednesday 24th February 2016
Day Two is all about the enthusiasts. MPC will be speaking about their work
on The Martian, and Rushes will be discussing their Motion Graphics work on the new James Bond film Spectre.
Thursday 25th February 2016
The final day sees professionals from all over the world come together and share their experiences and the lessons they have learned. There is a chance to discuss career opportunities with industry experts from Framestore, Cinesite, MPC and others.
To see more detail about the schedule, follow this link.
And to give you a flavour of what the Festival will be like, below is a panel talk on careers in VFX from the 2015 Festival, featuring a discussion of what it takes to break into the industry.
VFX is a constantly changing landscape. Last year's "big thing" is this year's old news. So come along, and find out about the latest trends in our industry.
And book early - last year's festival sold out fast!
To see some of the recent work done by students at Escape studios, watch the video below. My personal favourite is the shot of London's BT Tower coming down, made by Escapee Michael Battcock - it's the last shot on the reel. Skip forward if you're in a hurry!