Marc Youngson

Where do you currently work? 

Freelancing for FixFX in Glasgow as a Roto/Prep Artist. Rotoscoping people, horses, crowds etc. Cleaning up various elements of the plate, with tricky shots such as removing the dark rings under an actresses eyes.

What work are you most proud of working on and what is your most notable achievement?

Working on Outlaw King was especially great because it was hugely marketed by Netflix and involved some great actors. I was mainly rotoscoping on that project although I did some cleanup. Seeing my name in the credits of a movie for the first time was a special experience. The whole cast and crew from Scotland were at a special screening in Glasgow and it was fantastic to see everyone who had contributed to the film.

What’s your favourite movie and why?

Favourite movie changes often but I love Pulp Fiction, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049.

How did studying at Escape Studios help you into the creative industry?

My studio has two people who were taught the same course as me, so it was a great influence on my introductions with them as we all had the same high-quality of education and understood each other well.

If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word what would it be and why?

Exciting! Every day you were learning something new; the people around you were happy to be there; the staff have a real passion for their jobs. It was great meeting people from all walks of life who were interested in VFX and the events put on by the Student Experience Team were fun and memorable!

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

Work hard and build connections early. Set goals that push you further and market yourself as often as possible.

What course did you study?

Compositing for VFX (12 weeks)


At Escape Studios you would learn something new everyday; the people around you were happy to be there; the staff have a real passion for their jobs.

Marc Youngson