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 2023

– Valentina Visintin – Effects with alcohol paints

– Davide Porta medico forense – Facial reconstruction starting from the skull

– Giulia Giorgi e Pietro Tamaro – How to make a quote

– Valentina Visintin – Bondo prosthetics: casting and usage

– Silvia Brandoni – Lace hair pieces: techniques and materials

– Gianmaria Cocchi – Prosthetic sculpting vs traditional sculpting

– Valentina Visintin e Andrea Leanza – The old ageing from out of the kit to prosthetics

– Andrea Leanza e Denise Boccacci – Bald cap application

– Blast Fx– Fat suit

– Mauro Zenoniani – Blood rig fundamentals

– David Orlandelli e Gianluca Garofalo in collaborazione con AI (Associazione Autori di Immagini) – From the story board to the concept art


EffectUs Event 2022

Valentina Visintin – Basic prosthetic application

David Bracci & Leonardo Cruciano – Animal Props

Silvio Tassinari, Federico Iori, Christian Colombo & Matteo De Gregori – New technologies

Andrea Leanza – Overlapping prosthetic design

Valentina Visintin – Mould making

Umberto Carretti – National contract for troupe workers

Mario Melillo & Federica Castelli – SFX and complex projects: techniques and management

Elio Terribili – Special stage effects

Mark Fields – The difference between casting resin, plasters and silicones


EffectUs Event 2021

Valentina Visintin – Alcohol colors

Francesca Contolini in collaborazione con ReteDoc eStudio Metis – Reading and analyzing a payroll

Valentina Visintin – Set Paperwork, keep calm and hold on

With Roberto Pastore and Valentina Visintin – Two hands two aging technique

Christian Buzio – Myths and legends about silicone and resin & how to read a tech sheet

Valentina Visintin – All you can transfer


EffectUs Event 2020

– Valentina Visintin – On set: what’s in my kit

– David Bracci – Fillers and fibers: when and how

Valentina Visintin – Basics of prosthetic application

Horacio Martinez – Airbrush basics

Daniele Tirinnanzi – Eye making


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


Waiting for EffectUs Event 2016

– 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