HEADS TO NOTTINGHILL
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[ June 24th 2002 ]
first dedicated visual effects school opens its
doors in Notting Hill next month to attract a
new generation of film, television and computer
games creatives. Escape Studios has been endorsed
by Oscar winning movie director Ridley Scott and
some of the biggest names in TV, film and animation
- including Disney and the BBC.
students will learn the very latest production
techniques including 3D computer animation and
2D visual effects. The world of digital special
effects is an exploding market and the latest
technology has revolutionised the film, television
and games industries. The techniques employed
are key to the success of high profile releases
such as the new Spiderman movie, the BBC television
hit Walking With Dinosaurs, and best-selling video
game Tomb Raider.
was launched in response to the lack of training
facilities outside of the US. Escape MD Dominic
Davenport said: "The talent pool of effects artists
has not kept pace with the huge growth of industry
demand. Our courses are designed to attract the
next generation of design and production talent
working across all the creative industries." Many
of the world's biggest movies, such as Gladiator,
Harry Potter and the James Bond series have all
had their effects and postproduction work done
in the UK.
film director Ridley Scott, famous for his use
of special effects in films like Gladiator, Aliens
and Blade Runner, said: "The British visual effects
community has some of the most talented people
in the industry. In order to continue this level
of excellence, it is essential that facilities
are developed to continually train the artists.
The industry needs a school like Escape."