SideFX names Escape Studios a 'Houdini Certified School'
December 21, 2020

SideFX names Escape Studios a 'Houdini Certified School'

LONDON — Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London (, has been recognized by SideFX as a Houdini Certified School. The school and the software developer have entered a partnership in which Escape Studios’ excellence in teaching Houdini will be highlighted on the SideFX website, and students at Escape will benefit from exclusive access to Houdini webinars, presentations and realtime feedback sessions for their portfolios.
Houdini is SideFX’s 3D animation software application. It’s used by many of the world’s leading studios for the creation of visual effects for film and games. Escape Studios uses Houdini as part of its teaching of undergraduate and post graduate degrees, along with its range of short courses.
“We’re thrilled to further cement our relationship with SideFX by becoming a Houdini Certified School,” says Saint Walker, deputy dean at Escape Studios. “Alongside our degree programme, we’ve recently been reskilling VFX artists - sadly furloughed or out of work - in Houdini, so it’s fantastic to gain this certification.
“This is a wonderful milestone for teachers and students here at Escape Studios, including our head of 3D VFX, Mark Spevick, who works closely with SideFX to develop tutorials and demos that are extremely popular on our YouTube channel.”
Escape Studios offer undergraduate, post graduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Students get the opportunity to work in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques, and work as part of a team on high quality creative projects. They have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who, alongside with creative professionals, provide regular feedback on their work.