Escape Strengthens Managment Team With VFX Heavyweights
Escape Studios re-enforces its position as one of the world leading providers of training, software, recruitment and outsourcing for computer graphics by hiring two key figures from the UK post production community; Neil Hughes and Lee Danskin.
Neil Hughes helped set-up the Mill Oscar?‚àö√´¬¨¬¢-winning film department before moving to Cinesite as Operations and Facilities Manager where he been for the last 4 years. Neil joins Escape Studios as Chief Operating Officer.
‘Escape Studios is a leader in its field, has a fine reputation and is growing all the time. I always want to work for a company and brand that I believe in; one that is enthusiastic, forward thinking and never standing still. For me, Escape is that sort of company.’
Lee Danskin began his career with Alias in technical support before moving to VTR. Having played a key role in setting up Smoke and Mirrors 3D department Lee joined The Moving Picture Company (MPC) where he been working for the last 4 years, attaining the position of Deputy Head of 3D for their award-wining commercials department. Lee joins Escape Studios as Training Director.
‘Escape Studios sets new standards in what it offers, filling a huge void in the post production, games and animation industries. Escape is the ?‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§different’s company that inspires people and is prepared to go the extra mile to do so; I like being different! Escape training arm not only develops existing professionals but will generate a new breed of talented and production-ready artists of the highest calibre and that inspires me.’
Escape Studios’s CEO Dominic Davenport said; ‘We’sre very excited about enriching our team with such high calibre individuals and the experience they bring. Neil and Lee will be instrumental in helping us realise our future plans for the company.’
Cinesite is one of the largest full-service visual effects and post production facilities in the world, providing services as diverse as digital effects, physical effects, model construction and unit photography, film scanning, laser recording and visual effects supervision. They have built a prestigious list of credits, including current and recent productions Underdog, Omen 666, X-Men: The Last Stand, V for Vendetta, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.
Officially opened in 1992 under the auspices of Eastman Kodak, Cinesite, based in the UK and servicing international film and television productions, is one of the largest and most diverse visual imaging facilities in the world.
About MPC (The Moving Picture Company)
MPC is one of the world’s leading post production facilities. We create high-end digital visual effects and computer animation for the advertising, music, television and feature film industries.
Based in Soho, London, MPC is a purpose-built facility with a digital infrastructure designed and built for our future. Our facility is inspirational, spacious and welcoming, creating both an intimate and professional environment. MPC works with and continually invests in new technologies. However, our priority lies with our creative talent, our production services to our clients and the quality of our product. Testimony to this quality are the projects we work on – with high profile ad campaigns for Nike, Levi’s, Stella Artois and adidas, features including Harry Potter, Tomb Raider and Troy and landmark drama, history and science programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and Discovery channels.
About Escape Studios
Escape Studios is a hub for 3D animation and visual effects expertise. It has built its reputation delivering software, training, new talent and outsourcing to the computer graphics industries. Professional clients include The Mill, Aardman Animations, BBC, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Electronic Arts, Rockstar Games and Nissan.