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02-11-2009, 04:27 PM
LONDON - Feb. 11, 2009 - Learn the art of mixing computer-generated objects into real-life footage with "Camera Tracking for VFX," a new online course from Escape Studios (http://www.escapestudios.com/) which delves deeply into the professional camera tracking techniques required by aspiring 3D artists. Taught by the world-renowned staff at Escape Studios, "Camera Tracking for VFX" covers background, workflows and best practices in a flexible online format that includes over 12 hours of video content. For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/training/online-courses/online-camera-tracking-vfx-course.html.

"Camera tracking, also called match moving, is one of the most important and fundamental techniques for 3D artists to master," says Dominic Davenport, CEO and founder of Escape Studios. "Our 'Camera Tracking for VFX' course has been meticulously planned to provide students with a thorough professional grounding in the theory and techniques required for seamless camera moves."

The course covers software applications PFTrack 5 and Maya Live, part of Autodesk® Maya®, showing techniques that are applicable to all software packages. A basic understanding of Maya is required, but the course assumes zero prior knowledge of camera tracking and takes students to an advanced level.

After completing the course, students will be well-versed in tracking, solving and adjusting shots, as well as techniques for manipulating footage. A series of accompanying online videos is provided to clarify key lesson points, and students can experiment with included sample footage for hands-on learning. Additionally, as part of Escape Studios' online learning system, immediate access to professional feedback and communication with other users is provided and encouraged.

Pricing and Availability
"Camera Tracking for VFX" contains more than 12 hours of video content and is available for USD $299 (GBP 199). For more information on Escape Studios' "Camera Tracking for VFX" course or to register, please visit http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/training/online-courses/online-camera-tracking-vfx-course.html.

About Escape Studios
Founded in 2002, Escape Studios' strong industry alliances and world-class training make them the number one choice for achieving a successful career in the field of computer graphics. By providing both training and reseller support services on today's leading visual effects software and hardware, including Maya, Softimage, 3ds Max, modo, Pixar's RenderMan®, Zbrush, Motionbuilder, endorphin, BOXX, HP and more, Escape is uniquely poised to solve technical or staffing requirements faced by today's leading production companies. Escape's strong recruitment arm with top studios enables its graduates, or 'escapees', to work on some of the industry's most high-profile projects such as The Golden Compass, 10,000BC, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix.

Escape Studios is headquartered in London, and recently opened a training and reseller facility in New York. For more information on Escape please visit www.escapestudios.com (http://www.escapestudios.com/).



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