“Introduction to The Light” Wins Best VFX at ONYKO Awards

Introduction to the Light Best VFX at the Onyko Awards

Congratulations to the makers of “Introduction to the Lightwhich has won Best VFX at the Onyko Film Festival. 

Written and directed by Escapee Mattia Binda, with cinematography by Samuele BogniIntroduction to the Light is a visual poem and experimental animation.
Mattia Binda took our MA in VFX Production at Escape Studios, learning the art and craft of visual effects film-making.  This is the third festival award for Introduction to the Light“.
“Introduction to the Light”
You can watch Introduction to the Lightat Vimeo below:

Introduction to the Light – a CG short from Mattia Binda on Vimeo.

Introduction to The Light
Mattia Binda
Introduction to the Light is a short film written and directed by Mattia Binda as part of his final module at Escape Studios. The film was partly inspired by Miracle Musical’s Introduction to the Snow, and by UVIVF photography.  Everything CG was created by Mattia. Backplates were shot with the help of Samuele Bogni.
Introduction to the Light  represents a departure from much of the work done recently at Escape Studios, exploring a non-narrative style of animation.
Festival Success


  • Autodesk Maya – to model and UV most of the objects. Everything was rendered in Arnold.
  • SideFX Houdini – to create the flowers, water simulations, particle simulations, rigid body simulations, Ema plaques strings, and the Shimenawa (large rope on the temple).
  • Substance Painter – to create all textures (except for the Shimenawa, which uses a procedural shader)
  • 3De4 – for tracking
  • Nuke by Foundry – colour correction and compositing
  • Adobe Premiere – for editing and sound
  • After Effects – fixes via Dynamic Link
MA VFX Production
Mattia took our MA in VFX Production at Escape Studios, learning the art and craft of visual effects film-making. To find out more, follow this link
Introduction to The Light
You can find Introduction to the Light at the IMDB here



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