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Meet The Masters

Meet The Masters

Your chance to ‘Meet the Masters’ with our series of events. You’ll hear from Escapees (alumni) who studied with us and have gone onto master their craft in the creative industries, working with impressive studios on major films, games and TV shows. 

New events coming soon!

In the meantime, check out the previous speakers below.

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Nicholas Illingworth

Nicholas is an FX Supervisor at WETA and a VFX Escapee.

He's known for his work on James Cameron's upcoming Avatar sequels. He also has a thorough knowledge of Visual Effects and the entire film-making process.

His career spans many films and television productions, for renowned studios such as WETA, DNEG, MPC and Framestore.

Aidan Lonergan

Aidan is a tutor at Escape Studios and an Animation Escapee.

His industry experience includes Rise visual effects and MPC, one of the UK's longest-established VFX and animation houses, where he worked as a Rigging Artist. He also worked at Factory 42, an immersive and television content production studio, when he graduated from Escape Studios. 

Aidan returned to Escape Studios this year and is the course leader for our MA Character and Creature Creation degree.

Emanuele Celli

Emanuele is a Senior Environment artist at Double 11 and Game Art Escapee.

At the moment, he and his team are working together with Bethesda on the development of new content for the latest game in one of their biggest franchises, Fallout 76

Before joining, he worked at Escape Studios as Studio Assistant for MA Game Art and occasionally had the chance to give modeling lessons for undergraduate Game Art students.