Thursday, 27 October 2016

Escape Studios at VIEW - Secrets of TV Animation

Dan Sarto, Byron Howard, Simone Giampaulo and Conrad Vernon
Escape Studios is in Italy this week participaing in VIEW, the 17th International VFX & Computer Graphics Conference.

VIEW takes place every year in the beautiful Italian town of Torino (Turin), and yesterday I was there running a one-day workshop in Maya, demonstrating some cool creature animation techniques.

Meanwhile, plenty of big hitters in the animation and VFX industries were giving talks and sitting on panels, including my old DreamWorks colleague Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) and Byron Howard (Zootopia).

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Games Showcase at BAFTA - Dishonored 2 - Saturday 22 October at 5.30pm

BAFTA is a great resource for all our students studying in central London. The BAFTA clubhouse is at 195 Piccadilly - a short walk from our Holborn campus.

On Saturday 22 October at 5.30pm BAFTA is hosting the creative team behind the game Dishonored 2 - an amazing chance for our games students to meet the creative team behind this blockbuster game, and get to know the talent that put it together. Tickets aren't free, but at £7.50 it's cheaper than a movie.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Careers Webinar with Framestore Tonight!

Escape Studios is hosting a free Careers Webinar with Framestore Tonight from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Framestore are a multi-awarding studio, one of London's leading centres for visual effects excellence. They will be joining us tonight for a webinar all about careers in the industry.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Introducing Escape Studios' 72 Hour Film Competition

Here at Escape Studios we are excited to be running our first ever virtual 72-Hour Film Project - #Escape72Hours.

All our students are invited to unleash their creativity and create a VFX-inspired short film, competing to be awarded a series of prizes by our industry-led panel. The competition begins at 12:00 noon on Friday 28th October 2016 and last three days.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Cartoon Movie: Deadline 25 November 2016

Do you have an idea for an animated feature film project you'd like to get off the ground?  If so, you should submit it to Cartoon Movie!

The Deadline to submit a feature film project to Cartoon Movie is 25 November 2016.  If your project gets selected, you will be able to pitch it to almost 1,000 animation and industry professionals from forty countries.

Present at Cartoon Movie will be around 200 buyers, including 120 distributors & sales agents.

But why should animation students want to pitch their feature film ideas? Because we think all our students should aim high - you could be the next Walt Disney or Jeffrey Katzenberg.  Most of'll never find out if you don't try.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

BlueGFX Expo 17 November 2016

Blue GFX Expo is taking place in London on 17th November 2016.

Last year speakers included Tom Box from Blue Zoo, one of the UK's biggest TV animation company, Stuart Penn from Framestore, and the folks from Autodesk showing the latest tools.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Escape Studios VFX Festival 7th - 9th February 2017

Save the date! The countdown to our 2017 VFX festival is now officially on.

The VFX Festival is coming back for 2017, and just like last year we'll be showcasing the best of VFX, Animation, Games and Motion Graphics.

There is no better way to find out about the latest trends in our industry and - of most importance for our recent Escapees - who is hiring and for what.