One of the main activities promoted by the Cultural Association EffectUs is to train through an artistic knowledge sharing , a mission that is reachable only thanks to availability of our tutors to share their knowledge.

This sharing takes place through: WORKSHOPS (short classes of 1 maximum 2 hours that are held during the EffectUs Event) and MASTERCLASSES (lessons of 1 or more days) on which our members are entitled to special discounts.

Below you can have a brief overview of all the topics that have been developed during the workshops organized within the program of EffectUs Event, divided for years and joined to its tutors. For more informations on our tutors you can visit the dedicated section of the website.

We remind that exclusively for the EffectUs members there is a reserved access to the Vimeo Channel to watch the videos made during the event (which cover part of the workshops and were not made on occasions other than the EffectUs Event itself), more informations on how to get this benefit, they are available in the section of the website how to join, while for the list of videos available on Vimeo at the time (page still updating) click on the following link.


EffectUs Event 2019

– Javier Coronilla – 3D Scan fundamentals

– Annamaria Liguori – cinema departments and the continuity on set

– Valentina Visintin – silicone and bondo prosthetics application

– Davide Porta – class on forensic anthropology

– Maurizio Corridori – Kuka Robots and Special Effects

– Lisa Carracedo – hair punching masterclass 

– Valentina Visintin – airbrush techniques

– Domenico Matera – mould making masterclass 

– Fabio Fila (president of STEA) – safety at work: Laws, regulations and safe guards at the service of the industry workers – With 

– Valentina Visintin, Andrea Leanza, Giulia Giorgi, Makinarium – from the school to the labour market, debate

Javier Coronilla e Jaime Parga: Puppeteer: A new way to bring your characters to life (from animatronics to vfx)

Giulia Giorgi (Baburka Production Factory) – the termo-shapable materials 


EffectUs Event 2018

– Annamaria Liguori – Continuity and Roles on set

Christian Buzio (DZ models) – Silicones

Lars Carlsson (MakupFX) – Hair punching

Roberto Pastore – Different types of hairs for the application of fake beards

Andrea Leanza – Out of the kit pictorial makeup effects

Harold Levy – Face Lifecast

– Roberto Pastore – Cinematographic characterization makeup

Giulia Giorgi (Baburka Production) e Lars Carlsson (MakupFX) – Special effects and e-commerce

– Valentina Visintin – Painting on foam latex

Robin Davidsson – Hair Knotting  for  wigs  and  postiches  making


EffectUs Event 2017

Valentina Visintin – Pre colouring of silicone before casting prosthetics

Cristiamo Ippoliti – Maquette sculpting

Dino Bertoli e Saverio Paglianiti – Integration between special effects and 3d printing

Valentina Visintin – Characterizing: dirting-up and weathering effects

Istituto Quasar – ZBrush and 3d sculpting

Valentina Visintin – Portfolio: tips on how to improve self promotion

Luigi d’Andrea – Face life casting with silicone

Andrea Leanza – Flat prosthetics sculpting

Andrea Giomaro, Dino Bertoli, Luigi d’Andrea, Mauro Zenoniani – Debate about blood gags fx

Andrea Giomaro – Mould making techniques tips

Andrea Leanza – Skin effects: dirts and weathering


EffectUs Event 2016 

Andrea Eusebi – Skin texture

Luigi D’Andrea – Bondo transfers

Valentina Visintin – Disastrous edges

Steve Painter & Cliff Wallace – Gore on set

Francesca Tariciotti – Airbrush painting

Andrea Leanza – Sculpting the human head

Giulia Giorgi – Introduction to special effects

Gherardo Filistrucchi – Historical notions on wigs

Riccardo Morucci – Introduction to plastic materials


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Alessio Scafà – Airbrush basics

Valentina Visintin – Marvel Characters face painting

Sergio Stivaletti – Blood Fx: cut throat

Donatella Mondani e Roberto Mestroni – Wounds and small applications

Laira Manganuco – My art

Andrea Leanza – Prosthetic application

EffectUs Event 2015

Stuart Bray – Sculpt gel workshop

Daniele Tirinnanzi – Eye’s making

Luigi D’Andrea – Application of an incapsulated silicone prosthetics

Leonardo Cruciano e Nicola Sganga – VFX-SFX integrated solutions

Andrea Giomaro  – Mould making basics

Crea FX – Gelatine prosthetic application

Federico Tocchella – Interaction between cinema from real and animation

Giulia Giorgi – Make-App new technologies for the make up artist job

Vittorio Sodano – Prosthetic make up application

Roberto Pastore – Application of a hand laid beard