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Additional date - Paysages virtuels : le décor de cinéma « truqué »

Speaker: Yves Steichen (CNA)

18:30 - 20:00
18:30 - 20:00
Cité Auditorium (3, rue Genistre)

Free entrance



On registration

Lecture in french

If film is "the art of supreme illusion", it is also the art of "special effects" – all manipulations of images resulting in a screen image of something that did not exist in reality during the shooting of the film. Unlike its usage in everyday life, "special effects" in films are mostly free of negative connotations: they enable (among other things) the invention and manufacture of sets and landscapes around characters, even whole virtual worlds that it would be impossible to build physically on set.

From classic techniques used in shooting (matte effects, transparencies/painted windows) to digital touch-ups of filmed images before a green screen, and the postproduction integration of digital special effects, the ways to modify or create a film set are varied and have evolved greatly in the last hundred years.

The film-lecture provides a view of the historical evolution of the different "special effects" techniques and the invention of sets on screen – while also focussing on a very relevant aesthetic consideration, especially the credibility of the sets.

A lecture in French punctuated by a large number of extracts from films.

Register here

In accordance with the health regulations linked to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the number of visitors is limited and prior registration for the event is required. 
Wearing a mask upon entrance, as well as maintaining a social distance between visitors is mandatory. 

Cercle Cité, in collaboration with CNA

Framework programme


Ready. Set. Design.

Le décor de cinéma au Luxembourg

Organized by Cercle Cité in collaboration with Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA)

12/02/2021 - 11/04/2021 11:00 - 19:00


Additional date - Du "Royal Albert Hall" au "Mount Rushmore" en passant par la "Statue de la Liberté" : Une plongée dans les décors des films d’Alfred Hitchcock

Speaker: Paul Lesch, director of the CNA

Organized by Cercle Cité, in collaboration with CNA

19/04/2021 18:30 - 20:00

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