• Skills for the Creative Industry

    by Katie Fiddaman

    Skills for the Creative Industry

    The creative industries refers to a range of activities that occur within the creative economy; this can be anything from activities that relate to the likes of graphic design, photography, games, website coding, animation or compositing for VFX. At Escape Studios, we focus on VFX, Games, Animation and Motion Graphics courses, which are all designed, developed and delivered by industry, ensuring our students leave equipped with the skills required to succeed in their chosen field.

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  • Pixar's Aaron Hartline Talks Creativity

    by Alex Williams

    Aaron Hartline, Pixar

    Pixar's Aaron Hartline gave a great talk at the VFX Festival  earlier this year on the subject of creativity, titled "Turning on Your Creative Light Bulb". Aaron was here in London to mentor our short course animators, and help us reach Pixar-quality standards in our animation teaching. His talk was aimed in particular at animators, who are always looking to come up with inventive and fresh solutions to animation problems.

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  • How to Find an Internship in the Animation Industry

    by Alex Williams

    Animation Internships

    How do animation students find internships and temporary placements in the industry? It's a question we get asked a lot here at Escape Studios. Jobs in the entertainment industry have always been highly competitive, and even unpaid internships can be hard to pin down. There are many ways - official jobs postings, word of mouth, rumours in the pub, personal contacts, even cold-calling - all of these can be effective ways to find an internship in the business.

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  • 7 Rules to Start Your Own Animation Business

    by Alex Williams

    Animation Start-Up

    How do you start a small animation business? At Escape Studios we don't just train animators to do excellent work, we help them to turn that knowledge into a successful career. And one way of dealing with the uncertainty of being an employee in the creative industries is to start up your own business.

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  • How To Break Into the Animation Business

    by Alex Williams

    Animation Business

    How do animators break into the entertainment industry? Digital media and outlets like YouTube and Vimeo have made it easier than ever to gain exposure, but increased competition can make it seem harder than ever to get that first job in a mainstream studio.

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  • What is an Open Evening?

    by Rachael Jones

    Are you looking to upskill or thinking of a change in career? Open Evenings are your chance to find out more about our short course and postgraduate degrees. You’ll tour our studios, chat to our academics and find out more about what it’s like studying at Escape Studios first hand from our students and alumni.

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