Now mentored by award winning independent VFX studio Milk

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 14th March 2017, you'll benefit from:

  • A visit to Milk where they will tell you about the mentoring scheme they’ll be providing for this course.
  • A feedback session provided by a Senior Compositors from Milk 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).

Milk is an Academy, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning independent visual effects company. In just three and a half years, Milk has created an impressive range of innovative sequences for high-end television and feature films including: Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ben Wheatley’s Ex-Machina and The Martian, as well as Sherlock (BBC/Hartswood) and Doctor Who (BBC), to name a few!

The 2016 awards season delivered Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy recognition for three-and- a-half year-old Milk. Milk co-founder and VFX Supervisor Sara Bennett won an Oscar for Ex-Machina at the 88th Academy Awards this year, becoming the second woman ever to win a VFX Oscar. 

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

  • LOCATION
    Escape Studios West
  • COURSE START DATES
    14 March 2017
    30 May 2017
  • TUITION FEES
    £3,750
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Part time (Evenings: Tue and Thur 7-10pm)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    20 weeks
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English
Milk 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