Find Out Which Bizarre CGI Aliens Didn't Make the Cut for Guardians of the Galaxy at the ZED Pop-Up Studio

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Looking to brush up on your 3D modelling, vFX or motion graphics skills? Back by popular demand, HP, Intel and NVIDIA will once again be hosting the ZED pop-up studio at the Vinyl Factory in the heart of London’s Soho. Spanning two weeks and dozens of masterclass workshops
and talks, it’s offering an opportunity to rub shoulders with industry experts and get a step ahead of the game with sneak-peeks at new features coming from software powerhouses including Autodesk.

Powered by HP, NVIDIA and Intel’s Z Workstations -- high-spec computers capable of tearing through even the most demanding of creative briefs -- visitors will be able to gawp at audio-visual artistry from the talent at graphic houses such as Framestore and The Mill.

A number of inspiring talks will be given at ZED by some of the leading lights in the creative community too. Gav Graham from Double Negative, Ben Owen from MPC, Will Cohen from Milk and many more will all be sharing advice and anecdotes based on their glittering careers.

Whether you are new to the creative digital industries or a stalwart graphics artist with a digital stylus grafted permanently into your palm, there are events at ZED to pique the interest of all. Newcomers may want to check out events covering how to get a job in 3D and how to start a new vFX studio from scratch. And all budding filmmakers will get a kick out of seeing Adam Dewhirst, senior modeller on this summer’s box office smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy, explain just how the movie’s larger-than-life alien cast came to be.

Running from September 29th to the 10th of October, all events are free, but spaces are limited. To make sure you secure your spot, register at, and keep track of everything going on at ZED via Twitter with updates from @hpbizready and @hpuk, and the #HPZ hashtag.