In this series VFX Tutor Carlos Poon will be discussing workflows created by our VFX students. We will start with ZBrush and how it can be used within our VFX pipeline.
It’s important to have a guiding principle for your ‘home learning’ and to make it work for you. Don’t let your education be defined by COVID-19. This is a new but temporary reality, and we can’t just go into a coma for the coming months. We need to strive to be in the best possible shape for the world afterwards.
“Create your own project work whilst you look for work in the industry”. I worked on various projects in my professional journey but the ones I enjoyed the most were the personal ones as I had a full creative control on them and presented me with the most challenge as well. This is the same as if you are a freelance painter, or sculptor of designer creating artwork for exhibitions. Film making these days means it is not difficult to produce work on your own and if you try you can learn from your own experience what it takes to produce a film.
As part of Escape Studios’ response to this we welcomed professional Mental Health First Aid trainers into Escape Studios and put 40 of our staff as well as 40 VFX, Games and Animation industry professionals through either a one day MHFA Champion course or a 2 Day Mental Health First Aider course.
Former ILM Creature TD Alice Jarre will be joining our 3D VFX team, teaching our Maya Foundation course
We don’t know if Milk’s 2D Supervisor Jorge Oliva and Framestore’s Generalist TD Caspian Graca da Silva have worked together, but they were a formidable team to give feedback to Escape VFX students on their showreels at our special Showreel Clinic