Now mentored by innovative independent VFX studio Union

About the course

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a visual effects (VFX) artist, studying on our Compositing for VFX Part-Time Evening course is the perfect way to kick-start your career.

The building blocks of 2D techniques, learn the skills you need to start developing your talent, and become job ready.

The course follows the same principles as our Compositing for Visual Effects full-time course and you’ll learn the software and multitude of techniques involved in compositing. You’ll gain real-world VFX production skills, including industry-recognised Nuke training, so you’ll have everything you need to apply for entry-level compositing jobs, such as a rotoscoping and paint artist. Best of all, you’ll be able to balance your evening classes with your day job.

What to expect

If you're joining this course and starting on 30th May 2017, you'll benefit from:

  • A visit to Union VFX London facilities in the heart of Soho!
  • A feedback session provided from Union VFX to provide you the advice to create Industry standard showreels. (Please note the tour and feedback sessions are likely to take place during office hours).

Union is an independent visual effects company based in Soho, London. Founded in 2008 by Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan, the studio is founded on a culture of originality, innovation and collaboration.

Exceptional supervisors, producers and artists share their experience and passion for filmmaking to produce imaginative solutions, quick turnarounds and stunning results. Regular clients include some of the world’s top filmmakers, who return to Union’s passionate team time and again as a trusted creative partner and ally. Union has recently taken on additional space and increased its roster of supervisors.  As a result, it is even better positioned to take on more — and more ambitious — new projects. Recent credits include T2 Trainspotting, MARS, Florence Foster Jenkins and Bridget Jones’ Baby.  

The Compositing for VFX Part-Time Evening course will also help you to create a showreel that you can use as a portfolio of work to show employers.

Where this course will take you

Compositors are the masters of make-believe, responsible for creating the illusion of reality. They compose the final image in a VFX or motion picture sequence, creating VFX that make the impossible, possible! Without them, we’d all be looking at the wires that support actors during action sequences, or shots lacking in atmosphere or composition.

As a compositor, you’re the person who makes sure the shot meets the artistic brief set by the director. You’ll look at the finer detail and check everything looks right in the scene, and if not, why not?

Why Escape Studios? 

Escape Studios has 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 across the whole VFX spectrum.

You’ll find Escapee Alumni behind many Oscar and Bafta nominated films, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials. Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and a professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    17 October 2017
    Part time (Evenings: Tue and Thur 7-10pm)
    20 weeks
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English
Union VFX

Mentored by

I’d always been fascinated by effects in films so after being a stay-at-home dad for a number of years I decided to go for it and change career. I’d advise anyone thinking of becoming a VFX professional to research the various roles and then choose which part of the pipeline you find the most interesting. 

David Robinson, Visualhouse London

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Meet your tutor

Davi Stein
Head of 2D