Film Las Cruces To Host Special FX Training

Apr 11, 2019

April 11th, 2019

Contact: Jon Foley (575) 805-3456

As Film Las Cruces looks to fill the gap in our local film workforce, this special effects (SPFX) workshop intends to provide a pathway into the New Mexico Film Industry for Doña Ana County residents. The SPFX workshop will be held at 2100 S. Valley on April 20th from 8:00am to 6:00pm. The workshop is limited to 30 participants and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Film Las Cruces Studios will be hosting a special effects workshop led by Randy Moore and Maggie Johnson from Great FX. If you are over the age of 18 and a resident of Doña Ana County, Film Las Cruces invites you to attend this free training workshop. Participants are encouraged to have experience in at least one of the following; mechanics, fabrication, general labor, 3D printing, custom electronics, mathematics, and plumbing.

We are using this opportunity to identify people with what it takes to survive in Special FX,” said Randy Moore. “Pre-existing conditions should include mechanical aptitude, physical endurance, and a good sense of humor.”

This SPFX workshop will include smoke distribution, difference between smoke and haze, Mole Richardson effects fans, fire puddles (for campfires or lighting), discussion of big fires and rigging requirements, and education on pyrotechnics.