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.
A couple of weeks ago I did a webinar on using Mocha Pro for clean-up and in particular, looking at advanced techniques in Nuke that use it beyond its original purpose of pure planar tracking.
Ariel Levental, a senior compositor at Framestore, came to Escape Studios on Friday to have a look at our Advanced Compositing short course students’ work. To help the students reach that standard Ariel gave detailed critique of each of the shots, but he also had some general comments and tips that would be helpful for any aspiring artist.
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
The Character Creation course is starting again at Escape Studios. It’s an 18 week course that will be focusing on industry techniques and pipelines of today to create characters of our own
There seems to be a trend in the market for openings in Creature FX jobs. I’m sure everyone’s realised that films are flying out of the cinema with as much fur balls and fluff as humanly/CGI as possible.