“Shimmer” Wins BEST VFX at Eastern Europe Film Festival

Congratulations to the makers of “Shimmer“, the short VFX film created by students at Escape Studios, which has won Best VFX at the Cinematic European Film Festival.

Shimmer wins Best VFX at the Cinematic Europe Fest


Shimmer was directed by Will Moss and produced by Aidan Callaghan, and tells the story of two glass figurines which come to life.   Shimmer has won many festival awards. 

Shimmer wins “Best Creative” at Halicarnassus Fest
Shimmer is a “tale of love and illumination”, in which two glass figurines come to life.  It was created by our 3rd year animation and VFX students working together as part of a studio project, in which students collaborate to produce a short film. 
Studio Project
Shimmer was created as part of PR6001, a Studio Module in which animation and VFX students join forces to create a VFX project over 12 weeks. Animation was completed in Maya, editing was done in Premiere, and rendering was done in Arnold.
The film was overseen by Escape Studios’ tutors Paul HarrisonAllar Kaasik and Mark Spevick.
“Shimmer” Credits
You can find Shimmer at the IMDB here. 
Festival Success
Best Animated Film in Milan
This is the latest of many festival awards for Shimmer

The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects. To find out more about our BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2022, follow this link.   To apply, visit the official page here

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