12 Escape Studios Alumni Contribute to BAFTA Winning Film: Black Panther

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12 members of Escape Studios’ alumni community (dubbed ‘Escapees’) were involved in the visual effects production on the multi-award winning film, Black Panther.

The film adds the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects award to the 3 previous awards it has won during the last year including: Critics' Choice Movie Awards, MTV's Video Music Awards, and the Satellite Awards. Black Panther is an example of great filmmaking and all of the elements including visionary director, great cast and costume design have helped make it into a huge success.

The 72nd BAFTA Awards took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Sunday 10th February 2019 and the award was accepted by the VFX Supervisors: Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack and Dan Sudick. Black Panther is the 9th highest grossing film of all time with a budget of $200-210 million and box office sales of $1.347 billion. Black Panther beat out “Avengers: Infinity War”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, “First Man” and “Ready Player One”.

A huge congratulations to the team at Marvel Studios and all the awesome artists who helped bring Black Panther to life!

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About Escape Studios

Education powered by industry experience and built by the best industry minds.

Escape Studios are pioneering the next wave of visual effects artists, animators and game developers by transforming higher education. With industry engagement at its core, Escape Studios’ approach to industry-focused learning, is what sets it apart from the rest.

Escape harnesses the expertise and relentless creativity of award-winning artists. Students are taught by well-connected industry experts that have worked on the likes of The Dark Knight, the Lion King and Harry Potter, plus games for multiple PlayStation titles; tapping into real insight built from years of experience in the creative industries. This is also harnessed through an industry-led Advisory Board, bringing together talent from the top studios in the sector, including  Framestore, MPC, Cinesite, Double Negative,  Dreamworks Animation and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, to design, develop and deliver programmes.

Escape’s 4000+ alumni (dubbed ‘Escapees’) include BAFTA and Oscar winners; they’ve worked on VFX blockbusters like  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Jungle Book,  Dr Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina,Interstellar and Gravity. They’ve also worked on bestselling games (Assassin’s Creed and Forza Horizon), award winning adverts, and some have even set-up their own studios.