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 “New Careers in cinema” 

Master's Degree in Cinema

5-year Program | Classes available in French or English

Accredited by the RNCP at Level 7 (Master level) as of April 21, 2017
*The RNCP is the central reference framework for all diplomas, qualifications, and titles recognized by the French government

PREREQUISITES :
BAC (or equivalent) - Admission process: Artistic portfolio review, individual interview & level assessment exam.
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The digital revolution has revolutionised the film industry, from the production of films to their distribution. ARTFX’s newly created Cinema Master’s program aims to provide students with two primary skills: to know how to create, direct and tell stories, as cinema has always been able to do and to make them come true thanks to the new possibilities offered by digital tools. In particular, visual effects, which are a major component of recent productions, boosting the creativity of directors, enabling historical reconstructions that were unimaginable just a few years ago, or “simply” allowing for faster filming and cost control. These hybrid profiles, which master the techniques of scriptwriting, directing and shooting with VFX preview, are particularly sought-after for the production of films and series.

Software taught

year 1
Fundamentals

› Fundamentals: Drawing, anatomy, perspectives, sculpting

› Cultural Development & Visual Grammar

› Digital tools

› Basics of Coding

› Business English

Workshops :
Storytelling, script writing, storyboarding, directing, photography, digital image editing

year 2
Orientation

› Project :
Creating a short film

› Creative Development: Concept Art, Character Design

› Editing and Sound Design

› Programming in Python

Workshops :
Film directing, CGI, 3D & 2D Animation, green screen filming, VFX

year 3
Spécialization

Project :
Project development and management

Creating a short film with a team

Clermont-Ferrand Festival project

› VFX Workshops  
-Procedural 3D modeling, FX, Camera Mapping, Layout et previz temps réel ; 
3D environnement, Lighting and rendering ;
-VFX, Compositing ;
-Concept Art, Color and Light, Storyboard.

› Cinema Workshops 
-Writing: dramaturgy, script ;
-Image: workflow, optics, focus and format, light ;
-Directing: directing actors, preparing a film, budget;
-Set design: approaches to the real set, shots on AUTOCAD, models and stop motion.

year 4
Professionalization

Project :
Creation of a professional demo reel

› Management of projects & teams

› Masterclasses with studio partners

› Internship minimum 6 weeks at a camera/light rental company, in a VFX studio, shooting.

› Cinema & VFX Workshops :
-Dramaturgy, feature film and short film writing;
-Assistant Operator, Digital Imaging Technician, Grading ;
-Directing, assistant director, budget, cutting, location scouting;
-Virtual and real sets, assistant jobs;
VFX, compositing, real-time previz, FX, augmented reality.

year 5
Graduation Projects

› Graduation Project:
Developing & directing a short film with VFX

› Business English Coaching

› Presentation in front of a professional panel of jury members

› Meetings with professional artists

› Rapid Interview sessions with professional recruiters

Job Market

Over the past twenty years, cinema has changed dramatically with the advent of digital technology. On the one hand, the visual effects led to greater creativity. On the other hand, the production of films and series has become more complex and enriched thanks to digital tools, cameras, editing and calibration software and digital projectors. Finally, digital platforms offer a much wider distribution. To support these profound upheavals, traditional cinema professions have had to change their daily practices and new professions have been born, directly linked to new digital practices.

Main trades prepared:

  • Assistant Director / Director

  • Scriptwriter and dialogue writer

  • Assistant Operator, DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) and Chief Operator

  • Assistant Set Designer and Set Designer

  • Pre production and Post Production Manager

« The future of cinema also depends on image and digital effects. This training aims to give all the keys to become Assistant camera / director / decorator, scriptwriter, dialogue writer with an understanding of the possibilities offered by VFX (preview, real time, lighting…).

To give an example, the teams of the iconic series (produced by Disney and broadcast by Disney plus) called 'Mandalorian' use all the new technologies of cinema. Closer, there is also the daily series of France 2 'Un si grand soleil' which is very cutting edge. Their methodology is a real source of inspiration for ARTFX.
»

Luc Pourrinet
Cinema Program Director

ARTFX IS A MEMBER AND COFOUNDER
OF RECA (THE NETWORK OF FRENCH FILM ANIMATION SCHOOLS)
ARTFX
PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOOL 
VFX – 2D / 3D ANIMATION  – CGI – VIDEO GAMES – PROGRAMMING – FINE ARTS – CINEMA

MONTPELLIER – PARIS – LILLE (FRANCE)
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