SFX and special effects make-up group

Group tutors: Wanda and Marcin Kędzierzawscy

“Special effects make-up is a field combining the skills of a sculptor, make-up artists and an inventor… In our work we constantly look for new, better solutions, since every project is different and requires new ideas and a dedicated group of people because a single person is not capable of going through every stage of creating a unique character. It is a very tedious and toilsome process and we want to show a small fragment of it during the workshop. The aesthetics of our job is unusual: wounds, monsters… Everything that may seem abhorrent, is fascinating to us. Our work changes the way we see the world and pushes the boundaries of beauty. We would like to interest young artists in this field of filmmaking, acquaint them with the basics of work with special effects on set and teach them about what to predict to get the best possible result.” – Wanda and Marcin Kędzierzawski

Wanda and Marcin Kędzierzawski – Graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since 2009 they have worked as visual effects artists in film and theatre productions. They worked for films such as Faust (dir. Aleksander Sokurow), The Lure (dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, best make-up award at Gdynia Film Festival 2015 and best special effects at Fantasporto 2016), Kindler and the Virgin (dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, a short feature film included in an international film project entitled Field Guide to Evil), Fugue (dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska), Karbala (dir. Krzysztof Łukaszewicz), Aftermath (dir. Władysław Pasikowski), Three Minutes. 21:37 (dir. Maciej Ślesicki), Pauper and Madame (dir. Witold Ludwig), Plagues of Breslau (dir. Patryk Vega) and Women of Mafia (dir. Patryk Vega). They were also involved in theatre productions: Persona. Marilyn (dir. Krystian Lupa), Nosferatu (dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna), The Gallery of Polish Kings (dir. Krzysztof Garbaczewski), Tristan and Iseult, (dir. Mariusz Treliński).