Thursday, 10 May 2018

Mike Davies Rigging Class Starts on 14 May

Michael Davies
3D Artist and rigging specialist Michael Davies starts a new evening class in rigging at our Shepherd's Bush campus.

Mike has worked on many VFX blockbusters such as Batman vs Superman, Doctor Strange and Thor Ragnarok.

There are still a couple of seats available, and you can sign up by following the link here.

Learn from the man who rigged Smaug

Mike's rigging credits are pretty impressive: he rigged Smaug (for The Hobbit) and also The Minions for the Illumination-McGuff studio.

You’ll learn all the basics of rigging in Autodesk Maya (an understanding of Maya basics will be helpful) and what character riggers do in the animation and VFX industry.

What's this course all about?
It's all about how characters and creatures get put together.  Rigging is the art and craft of taking a 3D model and making a skeleton structure that makes it work, so that animators can breathe life into it and create a performance.

Like all of our courses at Escape Studios, this course is designed, developed and delivered by industry professionals.

This class will be held at Escape Studios Shepherds Bush campus.   
Address: The Shepherd's West Building, Rockley Rd, London W14 0DA. T: 020 7348 1920

Start date 
Monday 14th May. Duration: eight weeks.

Mode of study
Part-time. Tuesday Evening: 7pm - 10pm, plus additional 8 weeks of online mentoring

Michael's main areas of expertise are rigging and modelling, but he has also worked as a generalist and supervisor. Michael is also an Accredited Trainer for Maya at Autodesk.

What's inside the course
  • Learn how to rig characters for animation
  • understand automated rigging systems
  • 8 weeks of classroom study 
  • 8 weeks of online mentoring.
Any Questions?

To see an interview with Mike Davies, and find out more about his work, follow this link. And to find more detail about what's in the course, read this blog post.

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 2018, follow this link.  To apply, visit the offical page here.

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