Cinema & Visual Effects

FMX – Part II – Beyond booths, presentations and networking….

This year marked the 20th anniversary of FMX in Stuttgart, Germany. In attendance for this occasion were ArtFx students Estelle Lagarde (specializing in VFX ) and Franck Menigoz (specializing in 3D Animation). When they weren’t working as ambassadors of ArtFx – manning a booth and presenting the school to an audience of around 100 people – they were attending conference presentations by various artists and teachers from within the field.

Below, are summaries of the presentations that had the most lasting impression on them.


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“Acting for Animators – Part I”

This workshop was specially dedicated to animators. It was presented by Ed Hooks, a professional actor who provides training programs for actors and animators alike. The complete ‘Acting for Animators’ workshop was six hours long and held over two days. Below is an overview the topics covered during Part I which was held on Thursday morning. Part II was so popular that it was already full by the time I arrived on Friday morning.


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ArtFx at FMX 2015 Stuttgart, Germany // May 5-8, 2015 //

This year marked the 20th Anniversary of FMX in Stuttgart, Germany. Hosted by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in cooperation with the Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics, this conference celebrates and explores the fields of Animation, Visual Effects, Video Games and Transmedia.


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MPC visits ArtFx

Ben Owen and Mathew Ovens from MPC visited ArtFx in March 2015. This visit was inspired by the blossoming relationship they have been building with the school over the past several years.

After the meeting with ArtFx students to discuss work opportunities at MPC, the representatives sat down for a personal interview with us.

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BANKSY: from Bristol to New York and Back Again

Last year at Pentecôte I visted Bristol England for the 2nd time in 6 months, taking advantage of super cheap Ryan Air flights from Béziers. An old Victorian industrial city that was heavily bombed during World War II, Bristol is now famous for Wallace and Grommit, for indie rock bands like Portishead, Massive Attack, Blur, Tricky, Wild Bunch…and most of all, for Street Art. That’s because Banksy, the most famous street artist in the world, is from Bristol.


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