"It was a big challenge since we had limited FX experience": How we made VES Award winner Silhouette

An image from the short film Silhouette
(Image credit: The Silhouette Team)

The Creator and The Last of Us scooped many of the biggest accolades for visual effects at the 22nd annual VES Awards, but we're always particularly intrigued by the student award. This year, the Autodesk-sponsored recognition of outstanding visual effects in a student project went to the team behind Silhouette, a short film about a woman who fades away as a result of loneliness in a futuristic metropolis.

Silhouette was produced by a talented team filmmakers from ArtFX School of Digital Arts in France comprising Alexis Lafuente, Antoni Nicolaï, Chloé Stricher, Elliot Dreuille, Baptiste Gueusquin and Marc Forest. As part of our How we made series, we asked them about their inspiration and the process they used for a beautifully executed project that captures lonely desolation on rainy city streets.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.