October, 2023

202317Oct16:5518:25Masterclass on The Art & Science of Digital Matte Painting16:55 - 18:25

Event Details

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | 16:55 – 18:25
Where: 6th Level Auditorium

About the event

Discover how VFX creates mesmerizing old worlds and fantastical environments for film and TV.  Join us for a masterclass led by renowned VFX artist Dimitris Delacovias, known for his work on blockbusters like “Inception” and “Captain America: The First Avenger”. Explore before-and-after transformations, gain insights into VFX technologies, and uncover the career path of a VFX artist. Don’t miss this exclusive event tailored for students and faculty in the fields of Cinema Studies, Communication, IT, Game Design, Graphic Design, and Visual Arts.


Dimitris Delacovias ( IMDb Profile )

VFX artist working between UK and Greece, who’s credits include Inception, Dark Night and Captain America. Specialties: Digital Matte Painting, Concept art, Photography and Art Direction for Digital Matte Painting FX.

Dimitri’s work included studio and location supervision for Dr Who, The Tripods and The Prisoner of Zenda remake, where he helped develop new post production matte painting techniques and probably did the first digital matte paintings – albeit for TV – in the world, using the Quantel Paintbox in 1983. Joined MPC in 1984 as Snr VFX Designer/Paint Box artist.  In 1989 he was Head of Graphics for the first independent TV channel in Greece. In 1995, back in the UK he switched to film VFX after joining the Magic Camera Co. and then Double Negative in 2000. From 2003, he held the Digital Matte Painting Master Class at Bournemouth University for 7 years.