Last Friday on March 11th, ArtFx’s inauguration of its new building was attended by a number of elected officials. During his speech, Gilbert Kiner, Director of ArtFx and President of RECA, thanked the following officials for their presence: Mr. Philippe Saurel, Mayor of Montpellier and President of the Montpellier Mediterranean Metropolis, Mr. Christian Assaf, Deputy of the 8th Precinct of the Hérault, Ms. Chantal Marion, Vice President of Montpellier Mediterranean Metropolis, Jean Pierre RICO, Mayor of Pérols and Mr. Dorel Plantier cultural attaché to the Mayor of Pérols.
Among the official speeches were two from ArtFx alumni who have recently agreed to serve as ambassadors for the school: Gérald Blaise and Charles Chorein.
Gérald, a 2006 graduate, was unable to be among us because he was busy preparing the next intergalactic attack of Star Wars so he sent us a video from ILM studios (created by George Lucas) in San Francisco.
Charles, who graduated from ArtFx in 2007, has worked in various studios around the world including WETA in New Zeland on the film The Hobbit and MPC in London. He is currently with Double Negative in London where he recently worked on Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book.