Now mentored by creative VFX studio MPC Advertising

About the course

Do you want to gain real-world visual effects (VFX) production skills, including industry-recognised Nuke training, and become the kind of highly skilled, creative professional it takes to be a compositor? If so, this Compositing for Visual Effects (12 weeks) course is perfect for you, whether you’re an aspiring VFX artist, a filmmaker wanting to enhance your work or a student or graduate preparing for the job market.

This course will give you hands-on training, and better yet it is mentored by award winning international VFX company Rushes, meaning you'll learn what the Industry is looking for right from the start!

What to expect

If you are joining the course and starting on 18th August you will benefit from:

  • A tour of MPC's central London studios on your first day. 
  • Two feedback sessions on your work from an artist at MPC, to provide you with industry standard critique.

MPC Advertising is a creative studio that crafts spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen. Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, the team’s broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-vis, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, VR/AR projects, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

Some recent projects include brand campaigns for clients such as John Lewis, Channel 4, Kohl’s, Samsung, PlayStation, Coca-Cola, and Dell.

Upon completion of the Compositing for Visual Effects (12 weeks) course, you’ll 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.

Where can this course take me?

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 2D/Compositing artists it is the artist’s responsibility to make the shot look totally believable! You’ll need an artist’s keen trained eye for photo realistic details so that you always create exceptional imagery. The excitement and gratification of producing the end result is an exhilarating position and creative career to grow into.  

Compositors often start out as rotoscope artists or in junior roles, but can rise to become mid-level, then senior compositors and compositing supervisors. From here the path is open to becoming a VFX supervisor.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios has been part of Pearson College London since 2013. Though 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
    18 August 2017
    2 October 2017
    26 February 2018
  • TUITION FEES
    £10,975
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Full time
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    12 weeks
MPC Advertising

Mentored by

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, Cinesite

Meet your tutor

Allar Kaasik
Compositing Tutor