The VFX Festival Emerging Talent

For students currently studying within Higher or Further Education and young professionals who are looking to kick start a career. The festival will be filled with inspiring talks, panel discussions, bite-size presentations, careers, and recruitment opportunities. 

Recent events

Thank you for attending The VFX Festival Emerging Talent. Escape Studios hosted this part of the festival on 9th and 11th March 2021. A list of sessions and speakers can be found below: 

What to expect?

  • Learn from studio professionals during inspiring talks
  • Get the latest industry news through selection of presentations
  • Hear careers tips and advice during panel discussions
  • Hear about recruitment opportunities and jobs at the newest addition to the festival called 'Marketplace'
  • Meet and network with artists and recruiters

Tuesday, 9th March 2021 

12.25 - 12.30 | Welcome remarks

12.30 - 13.30 | Making a stylised short in Blender with purpose

14.00 - 15.00 | The Last Kingdom, Season 4 VFX - BlueBolt’s Battles, Blood and Extensive Environments

15.30 - 16.30 | Panel Discussion 'How to start in VFX and animation?'

17.00 - 18.00 | Concept Art - Behind the Pipeline

18.30 - 19.30 | Q&A with Roger Guyett, VFX Supervisor moderated by Saint John Walker, Deputy Dean / Director at Escape Studios

Marketplace

The ‘Marketplace’ which runs alongside The VFX Festival Emerging Talent will provide great opportunity for attendees to meet studios and hear about their work, as well as open or upcoming vacancies. Live sessions with studios representatives are scheduled between talks and presentations to provide you a chance to experience full programme of the event.

12.00 | Meet Industrial Light & Magic

13.30 | Meet Blue Zoo

15.00 | Meet The Third Floor

16.30 | Meet Union VFX

Thursday, 11th March 2021

10.55 - 11.00 | Welcome remarks

11.00 - 12.00 | A walk through of the VFX work on the Smyths Toy’s Commercial

12.30 - 13.30 | Arm & Hammer - A breakdown of the animation process and techniques used

14.00 - 15.00 | Developing Outcasters

15.30 - 16.30 | Panel Discussion 'How to start in games?'

18.00 - 19.00 | Art vs Story - Kris Pearn in a virtual conversation with Saint John Walker, Deputy Dean / Director at Escape Studios

Marketplace

The ‘Marketplace’ which runs alongside The VFX Festival Emerging Talent will provide great opportunity for attendees to meet studios and hear about their work, as well as open or upcoming vacancies. Live sessions with studios representatives are scheduled between talks and presentations to provide you a chance to experience full programme of the event. 

12.00 | Meet DNEG

13.30 | Meet The Focus

15.00 | Meet NVIZ

15.30| Meet FreeFolk

16.30 | Meet Foundry

17.30 | Meet AXIS Studios