Saturday, 16 January 2021

Haydn Roff Technical Artist at The Mill

Haydn Roff
Many congratulations to Escapee Haydn Roff, who has recently been promoted to Technical Artist at The Mill. Technical artists work across teams, managing pipelines and helping to bridge the gap between creative and technical talent.

Haydn's role at The Mill is to work across the Creative Tech team, and the VFX team, essentially to help fill the gap between the developers and the artists, a job he describes as "a little bit of everything".

The Mill is one of the UK's leading VFX houses, whose work includes hits such as Gladiator,  Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsLara Croft: Tomb Raider and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Maya MASH Tutorials
While a first year undergraduate student at Escape Studios, Haydn recorded a series of tutorials in "Mash", the motion graphics tool embedded into Maya, and a power tool for creating animation, tutorials which we still use at our Vimeo Tutorial Channel to teach Motion Graphics.  Alongside the videos he recorded, Haydn also put together a playlist of videos explaining how to use MASH.  You can find Haydn's playlist here. This was done as part of AN4001 - the first year animation module that all of our UG students tackle. 

TA Job Description
To see a TA Job Description about what a TA does exactly, follow this link

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 2021, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here

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