• Tips for the Creative Workshop

    by Taylor O'Callaghan

    Escape Studios

    Once you've applied to study one of our undergraduate programmes at Escape Studios, you’ll be invited to attend one of our exciting Creative Workshops. We’re creative people offering creative degrees, so it makes sense for us to see your creativity before you join our courses. 

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  • Evening With… Eamonn Butler

    by Rachael Jones

    Eamonn Butler

    We regularly invite artists from all parts of the industry with varied backgrounds to speak with our students. On Wednesday 4th October, we welcomed Cinesite’s Head of Animation, Eamonn Butler, to inspire and educate our students and to give them an opportunity to hear first-hand what it takes to be successful in the creative industries.

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  • Fred O'Rourke Storyboarding Children in Need

    by Rachael Jones

    Children in Need

    Many congratulations to Escapee Fred O'Rourke who has recently started a new position as a storyboard artist working on a feature film for Children in Need.

    Fred took our evening class in Storyboarding earlier this year, and polished his portfolio during the aftercare stage of the course. We asked him a few questions about the project, how he got the job, and what advice he might offer other students hoping to break into storyboarding.

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  • What is Access:VFX?

    by Rachael Jones

    Access: VFX

    ACCESS:VFX is a cross-company initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the VFX industry. Many VFX companies, educational organisations and bodies have come together to plan and create events to raise awareness and champion the important issue, helping to bring about change.

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  • How to create the perfect showreel

    by Sam Mace

    Reel Talk

    Creating the perfect showreel is a challenge all creatives face, there are so many factors to consider… How long should it be? Should it be broad or specialised? However, fear not! We have created a new guide Reel Talk which brings together expert advice from across the 2D and 3D VFX, games and animation sectors to create the ultimate reference for creating showreels that shine.

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  • The Digital Garden or the unexpected romance between Cinematography and VFX

    by Rachael Jones

    Escape VFX Shoot

    Earlier this month, both our full-time and part-time Compositing course students were offered the opportunity to film their own green screen chromakey shots that would help to enhance their showreels, with unique cinematic values. The shooting, which took place over 2 days at Escape Studios, saw the acquisition of 16 different shots and set-ups, through more than 80 takes.

    But here is the real story behind this tale - an unexpected romance between Cinematography and Visual Effects…

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  • Escape Studios - Undergraduate Student Showcase

    by Rachael Jones

    Student Showcase

     Our very first year of our Escape Studios Undergraduate courses has come to an end….but what a final show it was.

    What have our students been up to? Our students have spent this year working on common modules in Games, Computer Animation and Visual Effects. Their first term included learning soft skills to so they gain all round skills needed in the creative industry. This was all in preparation for the assessments at the end of the year, which was a mix of tutor, industry, peer and self-review, just as it would be when you become a professional.

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