Producing for VFX (8 Weeks)

This course is designed to give new entrants and those with a limited experience of Production the skills, knowledge and understanding to enter the production teams of studios working on feature films/high-end TV and high end commercials.

As well as giving comprehensive foundational skills and knowledge this course also introduces students to the higher-level roles and tasks of a VFX Producer which help new entrants to understand the entire Producing ecosystem and points them in the direction of travel for future career development.

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  • Location: Online
  • Start date: 12th September 2022
  • Tuition fees: £1,595
  • Mode of study: Part time (Monday and Wednesday evenings: 7pm-10pm)
  • Programme duration: 8 Weeks
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

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Meet our tutors

Paula Pope

Paula is currently Head of Production at Goodbye Kansas Studios UK and also continues to develop and train production people in the industry.

Paula began her career over twenty five years ago at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios working on set, where she spent time on the main, model and motion control units. Afterwards, she moved into Visual Effects at the Magic Camera Company working on projects such as “The World is not Enough”, “Pitch Black”, “Enigma”, “Lara Croft Tomb Raider” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. Paula also worked at Cinesite, before moving to The Jim Henson Creature Shop as a Line Producer on two animatronic and CG feature films. After that, Paula spent a number of years at The Senate VFX as part of the senior management team, executive producing many projects ranging from TV series such as “Rome II”, “Troy Fall of a City” and “Black Mirror”, to larger features like “Kick Ass”, “Angels and Demons”, “Total Recall”, “The Martian” and “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”. Later, she joined Escape Studios to develop a new Producing course helping to train those looking for a future in production.

Escape Studios Tutor, Paula Pope

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.

Escape Studios Tutor, Marin Gabriel

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.

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Why Escape Studios?

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

  • Studio-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.
  • Industry-standard 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


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


You just can’t beat the knowledge and expertise of the tutors at Escape Studios along with their tailored feedback. It massively helps to learn from them when they’re just as enthusiastic as you about all things motion design. I believe the short course is brilliant value for money.

Lewis Hatfull

Assistant Producer at Rumpus Media