Live online learning

Please note that our daytime courses will be running in 2021 with options for both live online learning and face-to-face learning (when allowed by government guidelines), to allow us to accommodate for everyone's specific needs, and everyone's safety, as we apply social distancing measures in line with government guidance. For more information, please visit our live online learning page or contact our Admissions team.

Producing for VFX (6 weeks)

Be part of something exciting! After 15 years of being the leaders in VFX education we’re launching a new producing course.

Producers and their teams lie at the heart of any VFX project - masters of efficiency, they keep the project on-time and in budget. We’ve packed the essentials of production into this new course, for 6 weeks of intensive hands-on training in our studios. We’ll take you on the journey from concept to delivery, to experience each stage of the production pipeline and see how they interlink. We’ll teach you about the industry - scrutinising different VFX pipelines and getting to grips with the roles, lingo and software used. You’ll learn through workshops, practical software sessions and online tutorials, and you'll also complete a final project to demonstrate your ability to manage a VFX project.

We’ve created this course in response to industry demand for trained production staff. We’ve developed this course with successful producers and industry professionals (from the likes of The Mill, Double Negative and Jellyfish Pictures) so it reflects the skills needed in the industry right now.

Like all of our daytime courses (full-time), you’ll also have industry experts delivering guest lectures to really bring the content to life. For our July 2018 intake, Adam McInnes, freelance VFX Supervisor known for his work on The Martian, Sheila Wickens, VFX Supervisor at DNEG TV known for her work on Churchill, Emma Larsson, Bidding Producer, and Jacqui Marchant-Adams, VFX Coordinator at Lipsync Post, joined us to share their experience working in the industry.

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  • Location: London campus
  • Start dates: TBC
  • Tuition fees: £5,645
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full-time) Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
  • Programme duration: 6 weeks 
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

It’s exciting to see a course like this being made available. The Production department includes some of our most valued and challenging roles and it’s encouraging to see this course being developed and delivered in collaboration with experienced practitioners including several from DNEG across the Film & TV divisions. We’re already looking forward to welcoming two of the very first escapees from this course into the team at DNEG.

Vic Wade, DNEG Global Head of Training

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Meet us

For a one-to-one chat or a personal tour of our industry-like studios, contact our Admissions team.

Meet our tutors

Martin Gabriel

Martin Gabriel has worked in VFX for over twenty years (since before Space Jam), first as a VFX Coordinator and then as VFX Producer in London, Hollywood and on location abroad. He has experience of the whole process of VFX in film-making from pre-production to post, as well as in Television and Commercials. In addition, he has had a role in creating facility wide information systems to manage the flow of data. Although he has mostly worked on large budget Hollywood projects, these days he is often to be found working on smaller, independent, European films. Find out more about Martin.

Industry partners

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

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Industrial Light & MagicFramestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, PlayStation London Studio and Creative Assembly and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional feedback, 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 (Escapees) can be found working at a variety of studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

Find out more about our industry partners

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Why Escape Studios?

Learn industry-relevant techniques from the experts, in a studio-like environment.

  • Industry-experienced tutors. Our tutors have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney AnimationEARebellion and Framestore and their credits include Captain AmericaBlack Mirror and Bond: Spectre. They speak at international conferences, like B’Ars (Spain) and VIEW Conference (Italy), write for industry-recognised blog Befores&Afters, and are authorised trainers for software like Unreal EngineAutodesk or Houdini.
  • State-of-the-art facilities. Our central London campus is surrounded by world-leading studios and fully equipped with high-end hardware and the latest software. 
  • Industry partners. Our studio partners, including DNEGFramestore and PlayStation London Studio, help design and develop our courses to make sure that what we teach is relevant to the current industry practices. You’ll also have access to events and webinars ran by our Student Experience team with industry speakers.

What our students are saying

I now have a clear map of what happens in VFX and I understand all the opportunities and possibilities within the industry and within the producing path. It is great to understand how everything is linked together."

Adisa Walker (Producing for VFX course), Production Runner at DNEG

It was really good to be taught by real Producers who are currently working in the industry rather than just teachers. They all knew what they were talking about and gave real life examples.

Nunzia Lombardo (Producing for VFX course),
Production Assistant at MPC

There is so much to learn, the industry, bidding, equipment, software… and there aren’t many other courses like that one. There is an assumption that you need to be a Runner to get into Production but with a course like this, you could get fast-tracked and have an advantage to other Runners. It makes you more employable.
Doing the course has helped me to plan how to progress in my career. I now know what I need to do in order to progress faster. I feel more confident going back to work now.

Eleanor Taylor-Goff, Production Assistant at Jellyfish Pictures