About the course

If you want to jump to a career in the visual effects (VFX) industry, then this is the course for you. It’s highly intensive and will give you all the skills you need to kick-start your career within VFX. 

You’ll start by sharpening your core 3D skills to give you a thorough technical understanding of software and principles, before moving on to more complex techniques of particle movement, hair, fur and more.

Our tutors are top industry professionals, so you’ll be taught by the best in the business whether you’re a 3D artist looking to develop a career in VFX, a 2D VFX artist wanting to move into 3D or a VFX graduate preparing for the competitive VFX job market. This course will also suit students from a creative or technical background, keen to change career and get into VFX.

What to expect

If you're joining this course and starting on 18th August you will benefit from: 

  • A tour and feedback session at Double Negative's central London studios'. 
  • A second feedback session on your final project, so you can apply industry standard critque to your showreel.
  • Complementary add on of our part-time Houdini course, to learn the latest 3D software.

Founded in 1998 with a team of just 30, multi-award-winning Double Negative (Dneg) is now one of the world's leading providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

Dneg's approach to retaining creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects from the first stages, such as developing previs and vfx production, to their large R&D team creating the tools needed for their artists to produce ground breaking digital environments, has proved a winning combination.

They have developed long-standing realtionships with leading directors (Chris Nolan, Ron Howard, Paul Greengrass, Edgar Wright, Alex Garland) and picked up Academy awards for their work on Ex Machina. Recent work includes The Huntsman, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Captain America: Civil War, Star Trek Beyond and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

All students on any 3D for VFX (12 weeks) course will graduate with an Escape Studios Certificate of Achievement, a well-respected qualification within the industry, demonstrating you've studied an industry-based course and have the practical, hands-on skills studios are looking for. 

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading VFX academy and we’ve been part of Pearson College London since 2013.

We sprang into life in 2002, to solve the industry’s lack of educated, studio-ready VFX talent. Since then, over 4,000 people have graduated from Escape, going on to forge successful careers spanning the whole VFX spectrum.

You’ll find Escapee Alumni behind many Oscar and Bafta nominated films (and with Oscars and Baftas themselves too), 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials.

Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

  • You'll receive intensive software training, learn the latest techniques from industry tutors and master the fundamental components of VFX, all at our studio facilities in London.
  • Our tutors are already top industry professionals, meaning you'll be taught by those who know how to turn your passion for VFX into a practical skillset. 
  • All our classroom VFX courses are based at Escape Studios West - our state-of-the-art studios in Shepherds Bush, London. 

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    18 August 2017
    2 October 2017 (fully booked)
    8 January 2018
    Full time
    18 weeks
Double Negative

Mentored by

Having a passion for something and the constant opportunity to share it, enjoy it and buildupon it is the best thing about my job.

Allyn Lawson, 3D artist The Mill

Meet your tutor

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor