Compositing for Visual Effects (12 weeks)

Compositors are in high demand and this 12 week course could be your opportunity to jump into the industry.

We’ve been teaching compositing at Escape Studios since 2002 and we’ve helped thousands of students break into the industry. This 12 week course gives you a thorough introduction to all things 2D. We’ll teach you how to composite layers together seamlessly, to create a showstopping final shot. You’ll cover all the essentials including rotoscoping, prep work, keying, camera tracking and colour correction.

Over 12 weeks you’ll be hands-on in our studios, getting to grips with Nuke and learning how real studios and pipelines operate. At least one of your classes will be mentored by a compositor from a top studio so you can learn directly from the pros. All of our tutors have worked in the industry so you will learn the techniques, software and skills used in the industry today. After the course you’ll have access to our Aftercare package so you can perfect your showreel.

  • LOCATION: West campus
  • START DATES: 
    26 February 2018
    29 May 2018
  • TUITION FEES: £10,975
  • MODE OF STUDY: Full time
  • PROGRAMME DURATION: 12 weeks
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Why choose this course

Module information

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How to apply

Where will this get me?

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Next steps

Open events

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Taster days

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Virtual tour

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Meet our tutors

A lot of Allar's life has been spent staring at computer monitors trying to figure out what's really going on. With a background in shooting news for TV and projecting films he found his way to the world of VFX through the Digital Post Production MA from the National Film and Television School.

After years of compositing commercials, music promos and feature films in Nuke and Flame, heading the VFX editorial department at Realise Studio and developing their pipeline solutions, the childhood calling of science drove him back to continue his studies in computing and the brains.

His research interests include computer vision, natural and artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces and finding approaches to bridge the art of cognitive neurosciences with the awesomeness of visual effects.

Industry partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and special events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX studios including Framestore, The Mill, BlueBolt, MPC, Glassworks and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional mentoring, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios Alumni (Escapee's) can be found in many of the studios including MPC, Double Negative and The Electric Theatre Company.

Why Escape Studios?

  • Our tutors have worked in the industry and have been hand-picked from successful studios; they teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience
  • You'll work in an industry-style studio from day one, so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in industry
  • Our industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, Double Negative, Cinesite, Electric Theatre and JellyFish Pictures (to name just a few!)
  • Our industry partners help to design, develop and deliver our courses and they influence everything we do, so you'll benefit from up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience
  • You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene, so our state of the art facilities are the perfect place to kick-start your career

Nothing beats the thrill of creating visual effects and the fact that no matter how small your contribution is, you’ve played a part in the history of cinema.

Richard Sowerby, Stereoscopic Compositor at Cinesite