About this course

If you want to jump to an advanced career in the visual effects (VFX) industry, then this is the taster course for you.

Compositors are masters of make-believe. But just what is it? Well, it's Visual Effects for a start. Confused? Sometimes people think compositing is a separate thing altogether when actually it's the final, most crucial part of the Visual Effects pipeline. Compositors are the guys who hand over the final scenes to the director. 'Here you go sir, I hope I've interpreted your vision accurately...' No pressure then. But are you a natural compositor? Compositors are good at stitching up the story. The person who makes the viewer think that each shot is believable - that actually, the car really did travel nearly a mile over water before crashing down.

Think you’re ready to kick-start your career in visual effects? You’ve come to the right place.We run one-day taster courses so you can test drive what it’s like to work as a professional VFX artist. It’s also a great way to discover how we’ll teach you the art of Compositing for VFX.

Why take this course?

  • Sample life as a professional compositor
  • Find out more about the art of compositing
  • Get an introduction to Escape's courses and tutors
  • Get advice on routes into professional compositing jobs

What the day includes:

  • A hands-on introduction to our training and courses
  • Unique access to the industry standard hardware and software
  • A day's tuition, advice and training guidance with one of our Pro-tutors
  • Free coffee all day in our break-out space

Our tutors are top industry professionals, so you’ll be taught by the best in the business.

Our industry partners include: Moving Picture Company (MPC), The Mill, Framestore, BlueBolt, Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Jellyfish and Glassworks.

Our industry partners are the people you want to work for in the future, so who better to give you this valuable know-how? Our graduates tell us it’s our impressive industry connections that help bridge the gap between study and that all-important first job.

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, 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.

Entry requirements

You must be over 18 and have a good understanding of written and spoken English, and feel comfortable using a computer. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be an advantage.

How to apply

Book your taster course online

Please note: Bookings are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased.

However, if you book on to one of our courses following your taster course, you’ll get your booking fee back.

Why not come and take a look?

We hold regular open days where you’ll be able to see our studios and find out more about us and the VFX industry. We’ll also show you examples of our students’ work and depending when you come, you may even hear from one of our industry partners.

Book a 1-2-1

Alternatively, if you cannot make it to our London studios, you can book a one-to-one advisory session over the phone or Skype with a member of our Admissions Team. To book your place, simply fill in the form here and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. We’ll also send you more information about what to expect on the day, and how to get here.

Course summary

  • LOCATION
    Escape Studios West
  • COURSE START DATES
    23 January 2017
    22 February 2017
  • TUITION FEES
    £25
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Full time (9:30am - 5:30pm)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    1 day
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    None
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