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Midlands Spotlight - Local Midlands artist creates draw for movie and special effects industry

By midlandsmovies, Feb 5 2018 10:12PM



Local Midlands Artist Creates Draw for Movie and Special Effects Industry


Strangely, after finding their business card randomly in a local Fish and Chip shop, Midlands Movies got in touch with Augmented Imagination Studios in Leicester whose exciting projects and support are helping a new generation of young film creatives.


Augmented Imagination (A.I.) Studios are based in the Midlands and are a special effects-focused business who have a workshop of 3 large classrooms used to support and educate those who seek a route into the film and FX industry.


Run by Toran Tanner, the studios accommodate fine works for movie makers and also create their own unique special effects. With a background in high quality SFX work, the organisation was envisioned as a stepping stone for students to acquire technical training and skills in the industry whilst offering affordable education and shared studio spaces and materials.


With a programme geared towards promoting access to the standards of the industry’s requirements as well as to ensure all levels of interest are met, A.I. offer support, training and mentoring to practising professionals, enthusiasts and those who are just beginning their journey.


Their diverse variety of courses serve both beginner and skilled professional and they hope to provide a relaxing, yet fast paced, learning opportunity in classroom and workshop environments.


The courses also offer an opportunity for students to train and work with some of the most motivated and best special effect artists in the world in a relaxing environment, making their courses fun as well as educational.


A.I. offer extensive studio time to students enrolled allowing for each person to grow at their own pace and Toran believes the studio time is integral to learning and building the needed skills to pursue a career in the industry. As their curriculum continues to evolve, each course will bring new course options as well as a core group of regular courses to meet the needs of students at every level.


With a strong belief in getting your hands dirty, Toran and his team strive to do their best to help students master the techniques required and although they’re not the largest special effects school in the UK, they feel this offers a big advantage for plenty of personalized attention and instruction.


For more information check out their website at https://www.aifxstudios.com/






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