Wednesday, 30 December 2020

"Golden Acorn" Best Trailer at Vesuvius Fest

Many congratulations to the makers of "The Golden Acorn", which has just won Best Teaser/Trailer at the Vesuvius Film Festival in Naples, Italy.

This is the second award for The Golden Acorn, which also won Best Teaser/Trailer at the Golden Nugget International Film Festival in 2019. 

"The Golden Acorn" is a movie trailer completed by 2nd year undergraduate Escape Studios Animation students, as part of their Studio Project module, written and directed by Maciej Osuch and Produced by Miguel Teixeira

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

Merry Christmas from Escape Studios!

Merry Christmas from everyone in the Animation Dept. at Escape Studios! Check out our animated Christmas Card "A Buck For Christmas" above, written, directed and animated by undergraduate animation student Shenaaz Suliman, who worked on this project even as she completed all her academic deadlines. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our students, staff and Escapees a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year; despite everything, this past year has been a year of successes for us at Escape Studios, with dozens of our student films winning awards at film festivals, and many of our students and Escapees successfully breaking into the animation industry.  

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Street Ratz Best Trailer at Golden Nugget Fest

"Street Ratz" Best Trailer at Golden Nugget
Many congratulations to the makers of "Street Ratz", which has won "Best Trailer" at the Golden Nugget Film Festival.

This is the third festival award for "Street Ratz", which recently won Best Trailer at the Vesuvius Film Festival, "Best Trailer" at the Changing Face International Film Festival in Australia, and was also nominated for "Best Trailer" at the Assurdo Film Festival in Milan in July.  

Street Ratz" is a teaser/trailer written and directed by Austin Hill, produced by Jack Wright, and supervised by Amedeo Beretta. 

Monday, 21 December 2020

Introducing "Palindromo"

We are proud to present "Palindromo", the latest animated short film created at Escape Studios, written and directed by Paolo Amadini, and overseen by Supervising Tutor Amedeo Beretta

"Palindromo" is a science-fiction short exploring the logical conundrum behind time travel. 

"Palindromo" translates into English as "palindrome", meaning a short sentence which is spelled the same forwards and backwards (a famous example of a palindrome is: "a man, a plan, a canal, panama").

Why is Paolo's film called Palindrome? Watch the short to find out - it is just two minutes long.

Paolo Amadini is a student at Escape Studios, studying for his MA in the Art of Computer Animation. 

"Palindromo" was completed as part of the final animation module, in which students must complete a short film project of their own.

Friday, 18 December 2020

Animal Lover "Best Animation" at Flicks Fest

Animal Lover - Best Animation at Flicks
Many congratulations to the makers of the short film "Animal Lover", which has won "Best Animation" at the Flicks Film Festival in London

"Animal Lover" is a one-minute animated short written and directed by Anastasia Gurova, produced by Priya Shah, and edited by Daniel Brand-Sinyinza.  

This is the first festival award for "Animal Lover", which was a collaboration between students on our MA in Storyboarding and Previsualisation, and undergraduate students studying the art of computer animation. The film has also been a finalist in four festivals, and a semi-finalist in two. 

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Character Creation is Back on 26 April 2021

Character Creation by Max Brazier Jones
Our 18 week evening class in Character Creation returns to Escape Studios on Monday 26th April 2021.

This evening course teaches students how to design and create their own character designs, and bring them to life. Over 18 weeks you will design, model, texture, rig and animate your own character.

The Character Creation course is taught by Jonathan McFall, an experienced 3D artist and veteran of many VFX hits including the Harry Potter series, Men in Black 3, and Immortals.

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

AN4001 Starts 4th January 2021

Robot Bug by Edoardo Sartori
For our first year undergraduates, our core animation module - Animation 1 - starts on Monday 4th January 2021.

AN4001 is a 15 Credit module that teaches the fundamentals of character and creature animation. 

The module, which is taught by veteran animation Marc Stevenson, lasts for four weeks, and covers all the basic principles of animation.

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Scholarship Deadline 4 January 2021

The clock is ticking to apply for a scholarship to study on one of our postgraduate degrees in 3D Animation, Game Art, 3D VFX, 2D VFX, and Storyboarding & Previsualisation.

At Escape Studios we offer a £8,000 scholarship to one successful applicant for each postgraduate degree, significantly reducing the cost of study.

Don't wait! Apply now. The deadline is 4th January 2021.

Monday, 14 December 2020

Marc Stevenson To Teach Anim 1 on 4 January

Marc Stevenson
We're delighted to welcome back veteran animator Marc Stevenson, who will be joining us at Escape Studios early on 4th January to teach animation basics - AN4001 - to our first year undergraduate students.

Marc has credits on many Hollywood hit films including Fast & Furious 6, Avengers, Age of Ultron, Moon, and Victor Frankenstein.

Marc has also taught a number of classes to our short course animators, and is very familiar with Escape Studios and our systems. He has also created many online tutorials for our students, which you can find at our Animation Vimeo Channel.

Friday, 11 December 2020

CR5001 Specialism Anim Starts 4 January 2021

Leopard animation by Daniel Amor
Module CR5001 "Animation Specialism" starts on January 4th 2021. 

The second year of animation studies at Escape Studios is where our students begin to focus on individual proficiency in the craft of animation.

The Specialism Module (Module Code CR5001) is a self-study module in which students must select an area of specialism and develop their proficiency in that area. CR5001 is worth 15 credits and runs for five weeks, culminating in a portfolio presentation.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

"Vivi Ossa" Wins "Best Trailer" at Prague Fest

Many congratulations to the makers of "Vivi Ossa", which has won the award for "Best Trailer" at the Prague Monthly Film Festival.

Vivi Ossa (Latin for "living bones") is a short film about a museum visitor who brings ancient bones to life through the power of music.

This is the fifth festival award for Vivi Ossa, which has already won "Best One Minute Film" at the Varese Film FestivalBest Microfilm at the Golden Nugget Film Festival, the Zero Budget Film Festival, and a "Special Mention" at the London Seasonal Short Film Festival.

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

MoCap Comes to Escape Studios

Last week Motion Capture came to Escape Studios, as cinematographer and film-maker Clement Gharini tested out his new XSens MoCap suit on our student projects. We're delighted to be working with Clem  - the XSens system is one of the best on the market, and offers a user-friendly solution to the challenges of motion capture hardware.  MoCap expert and Escape Studios tutor Amedeo Beretta was on hand to process the data - a "soup to nuts" pipeline in which the MoCap performance was successfully captured and then re-targeted onto the students' animation rigs.

Monday, 7 December 2020

"Over Under" Wins "Most Fabulous Animation"

Over Under - "Most Fabulous Animation"
Many congratulations to the makers of "Over Under" , which has won an award for "Most Fabulous Animation" at the Animafantasia Film Festival 2020. 

This is the second award for Over Under, which recently won an award for "Best Sci-Fi" at the Flicks Monthly Film Festival.  "Over Under" is a short fantasy sci-fi film directed by Lucy Harris and produced by Aidan Lonergan.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Hat Shop Wins Best Super Short at UK Fest

"Hat Shop": "Best Super Short"
Congratulations to the makers of "Hat Shop", which has won "Best Super Short" at the UK Monthly Film Festival

"Hat Shop" is a short film set in a futuristic robot world, written and directed by Stevie Stedman, produced by Jess Hiles, animation directed by Ross Green.  

This the fourth award for Hat Shopwhich recently won "Best Animation" and "Best Sci-Fi" at the Flicks Film Festival, and "Most Awesome Animation" at the International Student Animafantasia Film Festival. 

Saturday, 5 December 2020

Blend Shapes Tutorial at Vimeo


We've uploaded a new tutorial to our expanding Vimeo Tutorial Channel.  This latest tutorial demonstrates how to animate Blend Shapes (also known as Morph Targets) in Maya; you can find the tutorial here at our Vimeo channel.  The idea is to take a simple object (a cube) and turn it into a shape-shifting UFO - as in the example by Escapee Gabriel Munn above.  Blend Shapes, which are used extensively in facial rigging, are a simple animation technique that can yield impressive results. 

Friday, 4 December 2020

Quarantine Chorus Wins "Most Heartwarming"

Quarantine Chorus: "Most Heartwarming Animation"
Many congratulations to the makers of "Quarantine Chorus", which has won an award for "Most Heartwarming Animation" at the Animafantasia Film Festival.

Quarantine Chorus, which has now won seven festival awards, is a short animated film about life under Lockdown, and a celebration of the human spirit. It was based on an original idea by Tequila Mason, directed by Edoardo Sartori, edited by Paloma Zhu, and produced by Nickoel Izharudin

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Michael Gandham on Animation Startups 7 Dec

Michael Gandham
This week on Monday 7 December at 10am Escape Studios welcomes animator and producer Michael Gandham, who founded his own Animation Studio, Arcus Animation, based in Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Arcus Animation are a 2D animation studio that creates broadcast animation, promotional videos, video installations, in-house original content and also develops new IP.  Their clients include CBBC and E4.

This event is for current students at Escape Studios, who are invited to find out how Michael built his company, how Arcus works, and what it takes to land a job as an animator with Arcus. 

At the end of the webinar there will be a Q&A, when Michael will take questions from our students.

Draw Wins "Best Director" at Hell Chess Fest

Escape Studios is proud to announce that the short film "Draw", directed by Martin Kamminga, and produced by Conway Dobbs, has won "Best Director" at the Hell Chess festival.  

The Hell Chess Festival takes place annually in Campo de Gibraltar, Spain.

This is the fifth festival award for Drawa short animated film in which two kings battle for mastery of the chessboard. 

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Charlotte Gimbird QC Animations at YouTube

QC Animations
QC Animations is a YouTube Channel created by Charlotte Ann Gimbird, a second year undergraduate student at Escape Studios, studying the Art of Computer Animation. 

QC Animations has over 80,000 subscribers, with hundreds of thousands of views every month. 

Charlotte has found critical and commercial success in one of the biggest-growing parts of the animation industry - YouTube video animation.  In the case of QC Animations, Charlotte's universe is built about the world of Minecraft - the world's most popular video game.  

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Escape Studios' Free Software Handbook

Escape Studios' first ever Software Handbook is now live, and ready to download.

The Software Handbook, which is completely free, is designed to help our students learn more about the key software that is currently used in the creative industries.

The Software Handbook also helps identify the free software that our students can download at no cost, and use to start polishing their skills.

"Hat Shop" Wins Two Awards At Flicks Fest

"Hat Shop": Best Anim & Best Sci-Fi at Flicks
Congratulations to the makers of "Hat Shop", which has won two more awards: "Best Animation" and "Best Sci-Fi" at the Flicks Film Festival.

"Hat Shop" is a short film set in a futuristic robot world, written and directed by Stevie Stedman, produced by Jess Hiles, animation directed by Ross Green.  

These are the second and third awards for Hat Shopwhich recently won "Most Awesome Animation" at the International Student Animafantasia Film Festival. 

Monday, 30 November 2020

"Death From Above" Wins "Best Adventure"

"Death from Above" Wins "Best Adventure"
Many congratulations to the makers of "Death From Above", which has won an award for "Best Adventure" at the Animafantasia Film Festival.

This is the latest award for "Death From Above" which has also won "Best Trailer" at the Bucharest Short Cut Cinefest, and Best Trailer at the Halicarnassus Film Festival.  Death From Above was directed by Jordan Coles, produced by Callum Wylie, and edited by Daniel Brand-Sinyinza

Sunday, 29 November 2020

Introducing "The Leaching" by Lee Caller

Meet "The Leaching" - a short teaser/trailer animated by Escape Studios animation tutor Lee Caller.

"The Leaching" is a teaser/trailer for an animated horror film, currently in development. 

Lee Caller, who has a master's degree in animation from Buckinghamshire New University, teaches our Short Course, Advanced Animation, and Animation Masters students. 

Lee is an experienced animator with a natural flair for story telling, camera and animation.  His short film "Jelly Cars" has already won a number of festival awards.  The Leaching is currently being entered into competition in film festivals, and was a finalist at the Prague Film Festival and the Kosice Film Festival.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

Four More Awards for "The Witch & the Baby"

The Witch and The Baby by Evgenia Golubeva
Many congratulations to Escapee Evgenia Golubeva, whose short film "The Witch and The Baby" has won four more festival awards.

Evgenia's short film has won the Young Jury Award at the Cardiff Animation Film Festival 2020, Best Short Film for Children at Balkanima Animation Film Festival 2020, The Pink Panda Award for the Best Animation for Kids at the FAB Festival of Animation Berlin 2020, Germany, and Best Animation at the WOFFF Women Over 50 Film Festival 2020.

Friday, 27 November 2020

MA 3D Animation is Back on 15 Feb 2021

"Flame": MA film project
Our MA (Master of Arts) in 3D Animation is back, with a new class starting on 15th February 2021.

The MA in animation will be taught both online and at our mid-town campus at 190 High Holborn in central London.

If you're looking for an animation course that teaches you how to animate to a professional level, and also leads to a formal qualification in the field, then this could be the right course for you.

Moon Rockz Wins "Most Witty Animation"

Moon Rockz "Most Witty Animation" at Animafantasia
We are proud to announce that the short film "Moon Rockz", written and directed by Molly Babington, and produced by Stevie Stedman, has won an award for "Most Witty Animation" at the Animafantasia Film Festival.

This the latest award for "Moon Rockz", which recently won "Best Sci-Fi" at the Flicks Film Festival, and has been a finalist in five other film festivals.  

Thursday, 26 November 2020

MA Previs and Story Starts 28 June 2021

Our pioneering Master's Degree course in Previsualisation and Storyboarding - the first of its kind -  is now recruiting for 28th June 2021.

This new degree, first launched in September 2019, is the first-ever master's degree in Previsualisation & Storyboarding, and is taught by industry veteran Iliana Franklin. 

Developed in consultation with industry, and formally validated by the University of Kent, this degree is a unique opportunity to learn industry-level skills and also earn an internationally recognised academic qualification.

Our MA students have been directing award-winning films such as "Moon Rockz", which recently won "Best Sci-Fi" at the Flicks Film Fest, and "Street Ratz", which won Best Trailer at the Vesuvius Film Festival, and Best Trailer at the CFIFF.

Jerich0 Wows at Cartoon Springboard - Variety

"Jerich0" - multiple award-winner
Many congratulations to the makers of Jerich0, the BAFTA-shortlisted short film created at Escape Studios, which impressed the judges at Cartoon Springboard this year

The event even made its way into the pages of Variety, with the headline "Animated Short ‘Jerich0’ Series Adaptation Wows at Cartoon Springboard."

According to Variety: "Alumni of London’s elite Escape Studios, writer-director Sarah Andrews and assistant director, animation lead and sound designer Aaron Hopwood, participated in this year’s Cartoon Springboard project pitching sessions, looking to leverage the success of their short student film “Jerich0” into a short form series adaptation."

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

BA/MArt in Computer Anim Starts Sept 2021

Escape Studios' students at the BFI
Escape Studios is now taking applications for our BA/MArt in computer animation, recruiting for September 2021.

Applications are through UCAS, and you can find out more about the course at the official site here.

Our BA/MArt in animation was launched in 2015, and our first group of animation students graduated in 2019, going on to find jobs and success in the industry

Hat Shop "Most Awesome Animation" Award

"Hat Shop" wins "Most Awesome Animation"
Congratulations to the makers of "Hat Shop", which has won an award for "Most Awesome Animation" at the Animafantasia Film Festival 2020. 

"Hat Shop" is a short film set in a futuristic robot world, written and directed by Stevie Stedman, produced by Jess Hiles, animation directed by Ross Green

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Anim Short Course Returns on 15 Feb 2021

Escapee Chan Sagoo worked on Lion King (2019)
Our next animation short course - three months of intensive training in 3D animation - returns on 15th February 2021.

Our 12 week course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the art and craft of 3D Animation in Maya, and aims to take students to a professional level of skill, making them studio-ready talent.

Taught by veteran animation tutor Lee Caller, our animation is designed to help our students find employment in the rapidly expanding animation and VFX industry.

Quarantine Chorus Wins "Best Covid-19 Film"

Quarantine Chorus - Best Covid-19 film
Many congratulations to the makers of "Quarantine Chorus", which has won an award for "Best Covid-19 Film" at the Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival in Marcellus, New York.

Quarantine Chorus is a short animated film about life under Lockdown, and a celebration of the human spirit. It was directed by Edoardo Sartori and produced by Nickoel Izharudin

Monday, 23 November 2020

Spider Animation Workshop at VIEW

Recently we hosted a creature animation workshop at the VIEW Conference, the annual VFX Animation and Games event in Turin, Italy.  This year VIEW took place online, and if you missed the original workshop you can catch up by watching the two-hour video above. The workshop shows students how to animate spiders using Autodesk Maya - demonstrating how to break down complex motion into simple parts to get a sophisticated result.  The tutorial is two hours long and is completely free.  

"Reach" Wins "Most Irresistible Animation"

"Reach" - "Most Irresistible Animation at ISAFF
Congratulations to the makers of "Reach", which has won an award for "Most Irresistible Animation" at the International Student Animafantasia Film Festival 2020. 

"Reach" is a short film directed by third year VFX student Matteo Balduzzi, and produced by Alessandro Cannucciari. It was completed as part of the third year animation Module PR6001,  a Studio Project worth 60 Credits

Sunday, 22 November 2020

Advanced Animation is Back on 15 Feb 2021

Character Animation by Jamie Floodgate
Advanced Animation is back - starting on 15th February 2021.  Advanced animation is a six week extension of our 12 week short course in animation, and is aimed at students who want to polish and further develop their 3D animation skills.

This six week intensive class builds on the lessons learned in the 12 Week Animation Short Course,  developing and enhancing existing skills, making sure that our students are job-ready by the end of the course.

"Draw" in "Ruy Lopez" Nom at Chess Fest

"Draw" nominated for Ruy Lopez award
Escape Studios is proud to announce that the short film "Draw", directed by Martin Kamminga, has been nominated for a "Ruy Lopez Award" at the Hell Chess festival.  

The Ruy Lopez Award is named after the 16th-century Spanish priest and chess champion Ruy López de Segura.

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Animation Evening Class Starts 23 Feb 2021

Dragon animation by Jamie Floodgate
Our 20 week part-time Animation evening class in 3D animation returns on 23 February 2021.

This online class runs for 20 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7-10pm. The course starts with animation fundamentals and builds up to complex actions and performances, and a professional level demo reel.

Vivi Ossa "Best One Minute" Film at Varese

"Vivi Ossa" - Best One Minute Film at VIFF
Many congratulations to the makers of "Vivi Ossa", which has won the award for "Best One Minute Film" at the Varese Film Festival in Italy. 

Vivi Ossa (Latin for "living bones") is a short film about a museum visitor who brings ancient bones to life through the power of music.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Char Design Evening Class Back on 10 May

Steve Sole
Our online Character Design Evening Class is returning to Escape Studios on 10th May 2021.
Character Design is an eight week evening class 
taught by a working industry professional; our tutor Steve Sole will guide students through the principles of character design, building up to an industry brief.

Students will learn the basic principles of shape design; how to achieve contrasting characters, how work towards a client brief, and how to put together a "bible" of design information. You can find the official course page here

Nefertiti "Most Alluring Animation" at ISAFF

"Most Alluring Animation" - Nefertiti
Congratulations to the makers of "Nefertiti" which has won an award for "Most Alluring Animation"at the International Student Animafantasia Film Festival 2020

"Nefertiti" is an animated action-adventure set in an ancient Egyptian tomb.  The film was directed by Eilin Berrio Pena, produced by Priya Shah, and edited by Jack Devereux.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Toonboom Harmony is Back 4 May 2021

Our 2D Animation evening class in Toonboom Harmony with Blue Zoo's Jessie Ilham is back on Wednesday 4 May 2021.

Learn the fundamentals of 2D animation over 10 weeks, one evening a week using Toonboom Harmony, one of the leading software packages for the creation of 2D animation.

In recent years 2D animation has experienced a significant revival, both in the UK and overseas, as Studios such as Blue ZooAardman Animation, and Brown Bag Films adopt the software.

Hotel Aloha Wins "Most Charming Animation"

"Most Charming Animation" - Hotel Aloha
Congratulations to the makers of "Hotel Aloha", which has won an award for "Most Charming Animation" at the International Student Animafantasia Film Festival 2020

"Hotel Aloha" is a short animated romantic comedy set in a beach hotel in Hawaii.  

The film was directed by Paloma Zhu, produced by Nickoel Izharudin, and edited by Ross Green. It was animated in Maya, and rendered in Arnold.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Industry Beginner's Guide Competition

The Escape Studios Industry Beginners' Guide is free, and ready for download.

Download your free copy and find out how the animation, VFX and Games industry actually works, and what jobs are available to those with the right training. 

You can also answer a simple question about our Industry Partners (the answer is in our Industry Beginner's Guide, which you can download here) to have a chance of winning some great prizes. The deadline to enter is 26th November 2020. 

Minuet Wins Best Animation at Marcellus Fest

"Minuet" - Best Animation
Many congratulations to the makers of Minuet, which has won "Best Animation" at the Marcellus Mini Movie Family Film Festival in upstate New York

Minuet is one of our most ambitious short films to date, and tells the story of a young girl preparing for her first concert recital. Struck by misfortune, she finds help in the unlikeliest of places.

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Storyboarding is Back 12 May 2021

Francesca "Chess" Adams at Escape Studios
Our evening class in Storyboarding with Francesca "Chess" Adams, veteran story board artist at Blue Zoo, is back on 12 May 2021.

Our next evening class in storyboarding is scheduled to be taught online, and runs for ten weeks.

Chess brings her long experience of working on shows like Digby Dragon and The Go Jetters, reflecting the huge increase in animated content being created right here in London in recent years, and the growing trend towards digital storyboarding tools such as Panel Forge, which speed up the process and help to bridge the gap with 3D Layout.

Monday, 16 November 2020

Emmy Award-Winning Rich Jeffery Webinar


Recently we welcomed Emmy-award-winning Escapee Rich Jeffery back to Escape Studios for an animation webinar.  Rich talked about his career in animation since leaving Escape Studios, and in particular what it has been like working on the Australian TV series "Bluey" , which won an International Emmy at the 8th International Emmy Kids Awards this year.  Rich was animation director on "Bluey" Series One, and director on the Series Two. Rich shared his insights into the animation industry, how we got where he is today, and what students and graduates need to do to succeed.

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Escape Animators in Top 25 in 11 Second Club

Many congratulations to our 2nd year animators who once again have made an impressive showing in the October 11 Second Club Competition, with five students ranked in the top 25. 

Nicole Widmer came in at Number 11, Shauna Ludgate was No 13, Louis Chevis ranked Number 15, Gary Roche was in at Number 18, and Oliver Gallagher made it into the top 25 with an inventive 2D animation entry.

The 11 Second Club is a monthly character animation competition in which aspiring animators compete to win prizes and get their work noticed.

Animators from all over the world participate, animating a character speaking a line of dialogue, which is provided on the first day of every month by the club. 

It's a monthly free animation competition. Participating animators can share their progress with one another and critique each other's work - just like in a real animation studio.

Saturday, 14 November 2020

Quarantine Chorus Best Director at Lisbon Fest

Best Director - Super Short Film
Many congratulations to Edoardo Sartori, whose short film "Quarantine Chorus" has won the award for "Best Director - Super Short Film" at the Lisbon Film Festival.

Quarantine Chorus is a short animated film completed by students at Escape Studios about life under Lockdown. 

Friday, 13 November 2020

Jerich0 Wins Best Short Film at KINOdiseea

"Jerich0" - Best Short Film for Children
Many congratulations to Sarah Andrews, the director of Jerich0, which has won an award for Best Short Film for Children at the KINOdiseea International Children's Film Festival in Bucharest.

This award is the latest in a string of festival successes for Jerich0, which has won multiple festival prizes.

Grads in Games Webinar 18 Nov with Frontier

We're hosting a "Grads in Games" webinar on Wednesday 18th November at 2pm, aimed at animation students hoping to break into the games industry. 

This event is open to all our current students, who can book their free place by following this link:

The webinar will include a presentation by games animators Luke Maskell, Principal Technical Animator and Tom Morledge, Lead Rigger at Frontier Developments

Tom & Luke are experienced animators and will offer advice and guidance on how to find a job in the games industry.

The event will include a Q&A; and throughout the talk our students can submit their questions so that Luke, Tom and the team can answer them.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Edoardo Sartori at Eallin Animation

Edoardo Sartori
Many congratulations to animation student Edoardo Sartori who is working part-time at Eallin Animation.  Eallin, which means "bring to life", is an animation and mixed media production company with offices in London, Tokyo and Prague.

Edoardo started working for Eallin as a junior 3D generalist, and has been helping to set up their new London studio in Bethnal Green.

Edoardo met Ben Leyland, Executive Producer at Eallin, while directing "Quarantine Chorus", the short animated film that has been winning festival awards since March 2020. 

Ben volunteered to help us out as one of our industry mentors, offering feedback and support during the course of the project.  Edoardo's success shows the power of networking in our industry, and how our group project work can lead directly to career opportunities. 

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Adam & Eve Mk II Runner-Up at London Rocks

Many congratulations to Sebastian Kuder, director of "Adam & Eve Mk II", which has won two festival awards at the London Rocks Film Festival.

Adam & Eve Mk II won Best Sci-Fi (Runner Up) and also was awarded Runner-Up in the Category of Best Special Effects.

These are the latest in a long series of festival awards for Adam & Eve Mk IIa sci-fi re-telling of the Genesis story, which recently won "Best SciFi Short" at the Mid West Horror Film Festival, and was Runner-Up in the category of "Best College Short" at the Brooklyn Sci-Fi Film Festival.

Sebastian Kuder graduated from Escape Studios in the summer of 2019 and is currently working as a PreVis Artist at The Third Floor in London