Graduate joins leading prosthetic effects company
26 April 2022
MA Prosthetic Effects graduate Camille Delattre chose to study at Falmouth due to the University’s impressive links with the industry.
Shortly after her graduation in 2021, Camille was offered a position at Millennium FX, Europe’s leading supplier of prosthetics, animatronics and special make-up FX for film, television and theatre. The company is run by MA Prosthetic Effects course leader Neill Gorton.
We spoke to Camille to hear about life on the MA Prosthetic Effects course and the importance of leaving your comfort zone.
I was looking for a course entirely dedicated to special effects run by professionals who understood the reality of the industry
How did the course at Falmouth help you to develop your skills and career?
Falmouth was the only university teaching a Master’s in prosthetic effects. As I already had a Make-up and Special Effects degree, I was looking for a course entirely dedicated to special effects run by professionals who understood the reality of the industry.
Before my MA, I also studied Transportation Design, which developed my digital skillset significantly. I wasn’t expecting to use those tools in special effects, but the MA allowed us to experiment with digital pieces. I was able to link what I’d learnt in a completely different industry, which was really exciting for me. We became more versatile with the use of new technologies.
What advice would you give to someone who’s thinking about studying the Prosthetics MA at Falmouth?
My first piece of advice would be to get ready to leave your comfort zone! This course will help you grow as an artist ready to work in the industry, by pushing your own boundaries and giving you the space to make mistakes.
It is, in my eyes, one of the most important parts of the learning process to know before studying the course.
What’s your role at Millennium FX?
During the last six months, I had the opportunity to expand my digital skills, learning from the concept designer Chris Goodman. I’m becoming a hybrid artist that makes the link between digital and practical special effects through concept design, sculpting and 3D printing.
What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
The most exciting part of my work is to learn something new every day. Millennium FX brought me to the industry, which allowed me to meet a lot of experienced artists. We also work on a number of different projects at the same time, which allows me to use a wide range of techniques and creativity in my work.
Tell us about a project that you’re particularly proud of
It’s honestly hard to pick just one. I love the fact that all of my projects vary significantly. I couldn’t say that I’m particularly proud of one of them. They all have exciting elements, as well as their own creative boundaries and limitations. Nonetheless, they represent the first part of my creative journey as a special effect artist.