Yousuke Matsuno

What course did you study?

Compositing for VFX

Why VFX?

“That’s simple, because it’s great fun to create magic! Especially compositing, because it’s the final process of all. Back in Japan, I had experience as a visual effects (VFX) artist, but I knew that compositing was where I wanted to end up, and that needed a different set of skills altogether. After deciding that London was where I wanted to make it happen, a friend told me about Escape. I read the course description and knew they covered everything I needed to get started as a compositor, including NUKE. So I enrolled on Escape’s Compositing for VFX part-time course and I haven’t looked back since!”

Why Escape?

Escape’s Compositing for VFX part-time course was perfect, because I could work in the daytime and study in the evenings. It was also a great way to meet other like-minded people. Everyone was in a similar position to me, wanting to retrain, but not able to study during the day. It gave me a fantastic grounding in the industry too. My tutor was superb and actually introduced me to the guys at MPC London. You always feel like Escape has got your back and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

All I can say is just continue to learn and try to move forward with your passion, but more than anything else, enjoy yourself!”

You always feel like Escape has got your back and I wouldn’t be where I am without them.

Yousuke Matsuno