VFX Exclusive: 2015

VFX Exclusive

With the VFX Festival edging closer and closer, we can start to reveal more of exciting plans that will be put into action over the course of the three day event.

If you’re not familiar with the VFX Festival, then you should be- visual effects has become an unsung hero, not just in the world of cinema, but TV, music and gaming. Unless you live under a rock or are living firmly in the 18th century- your life will have been enriched by visual effects at one point or another…

If you’re a serious Game of Thrones fan for example (Let’s be honest, if you’re over 18, who isn’t?), it might interest you to know that VFX Producer Jan Fiedler is confirmed for a detailed exploration behind the scenes of HBO’s Most Watched Show- looking into everything from cloth simulations and set extensions, to full CG environments and extensive explosions, with a particular focus on those ever-so spectacular dragons we all know and love are slightly afraid of...

In other news, the huge blockbuster VFX hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, had one of the biggest opening weekends of 2014, taking a whopping $94.3million in sales and one of Escape’s beloved industry partners, Framestore, were a key part of the visual effects that contributed to that success. As part of the VFX Festival, Framestore will be giving an exclusive talk about their work on Guardians, with insights into character development, environment creation and divulging into key technical challenges.

If that’s not enough- Double Negative, the post house that worked on Interstellar, will also be talking at the festival!
But that’s quite enough excitement for one announcement- you’ll just have to come back to find out more…

If you just can’t wait until January, (no-one blames you, we can barely contain ourselves over here), head over to Escape's YouTube page, with tons of exclusive interviews with industry know-it-all’s, including those who will be at the Festival- such as Framestore’s Kyle McCulloch talking about Guardians of the Galaxy, to a chat with Double Negative’s very own Paul Franklin.

In the meantime, stay tuned…