Escape Studios/Pearson college
Mark Spevick is the Head of 3D and course leader at Escape studios/Pearson College London. Mark got his big break at Peerless Camera, the production house co-owned by Terry Gilliam, and worked on every Gilliam film from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ to ‘The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus’, starring the late Heath Ledger. He also worked with director Martin Campbell on ‘Zorro’ and ‘Mask of Zorro’ before supervising on the set of ‘Casino Royale’. Mark also managed the CG team that worked on the parachute scene in ‘Angels and Demons’, on behalf of post-house Double Negative. Mark now combines teaching with working at the highest level in the industry. He has over 18 years experience in the film industry and uses that knowledge to design and develop the professional, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Escape studios. As an active board member of the Visual Effects Society London section, Mark is always promoting the sharing of knowledge and the maintenance of excellence within the field of Visual effects.
Off the shelf and under the hood
A workshop on how to dive deeper into Houdini. We will look at how a new starter would use the shelf to create an effect in Houdini. We will then look at how a power user may understand and modify the network in order to customise the effect.