Masterclass Synthesis (SFX)

Synthésis Workshop 2015, Georges Lucas, Pixar… and why not you? The masterclass Synthésis Workshop returns in 2015 with three themes: Georges Lucas, Pixar and… You. Synthésis Workshop is an event that explains in an interactive manner what special effects are. Jean-Yves Arboit is the master of ceremonies. His explanation will this year be spread over two days. The first day he’ll explain the different stages out of which a 100% digital effects shot consists. Step by step, from a blank paper to the finished product, Jean-Yves will demonstrate how easy, accessible and powerful these techniques are and how high their artistic potential really is. This masterclass will focus on the work of Georges Lucas and Pixar and will show you how it can inspire your own productions. The second day consists of two parts. The first part will explain in a practical manner how you can make your movie with limited means and with software that’s accessible to everyone. The second part consists of an open forum focused on the projection of a completely digital sfx short feature and its “making off”. On the menu a Q&A about all the production stages of this movie. A film explained from A to Z! As a bonus, one of Jean-Yves’ old students, who now works in the sector, will share his experience and will explain the first steps that lead from getting your degree to a career in the film industry Finally, the Synthésis Workshop team will be present during the festival at the BIFFF “village” and will be at our disposal for council and support for your digital sfx scenes, whether it’s for a first movie or project, financed or not. All these talents are labelled “made in Belgium”! This workshop is organized by SYNTHESIS, training and event network in collaboration with the BIFFF and “Les Cours des Métiers d’Art du Hainaut” Press & info : CGI trainer :