2018 highlights

Every year Escape Studios hosts The VFX, Games and Animation Festival to celebrate the creative industries and showcase of talent. During last six years our festivals were packed with recruitment talks, careers advices, VFX breakdowns and industry insights from award winning studios and companies. We provide a real insight into how the post-houses work together as a team to develop work that may last a few seconds but can take months to perfect. Throughout the festival our panels kept everyone talking about what’s going on in the creative industries and what the future holds in the industry.

VFX Festival
VFX Festival

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DNEG showed us how they created the visual effects for Star Trek: Beyond and discussed what it was like to work on such a huge project.  

ILM showed us all of the detail that went into creating the blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

We were taken behind the scenes, to see how the photo realistic animals were created for John Lewis’ popular Christmas 2016 ad, by MPC Advertising.

Blue Zoo took us through a masterclass of how they create ‘cartoony character animation’ and working with TV animations fast schedules. It was a real eye opener for everyone and what an exciting time it is to be a part of the creative industries!

If you’re a fan of the Netflix smash-hit The Crown and wanted to know how One of Us created the VFX you were in luck! This packed talk from Ben Turner showed the audience how they recreated famous British landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Downing Street that were off limits to film on location. 

MPC Film showed us what it really took to create the BAFTA winning, Oscar nominated film The Jungle Book, including the software they used and that they had to render “millions upon millions of blades of grass”.

The Mill spoke of the months of hard work that helped them bring to life the ‘Heathrow Bears’ for Heathrow Airport’s Christmas advertising campaign

We were taken behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with leading VFX studio Framestore, they showed us how they created the beasts and New York City (NYC), as the film was actually shot in Watford!