Secrets behind the movie magic

Film effects, as told by a Czech film effect legend Boris Masník.

About the speaker

Boris is a special effects artist and visual effects supervisor considered to be a “guru” of Czech and European visual production.

He graduated in Film and Television Graphic Design at Academy of Arts Architecture & Design (UMPRUM) in Prague. He started his career in 1977 in Barrandov film studio where he spent 21 years and participated in nearly hundred projects of Czech and foreign production. He significantly contributed to introducing new film technologies and his name is connected with many already cult projects as Arabela, Létající Čestmír or S čerty nejsou žerty (Czech fairy tales).

In 1998 he joined Universal Production Partners, the largest and the most versatile Visual Effects and Film Post Production company in Mainland Europe. The studio applies classical film advancements with new technologies and has achieved many international awards and nominations.

In 1999 Boris was awarded Alfred Radok Award for his work for Zdeněk Troška, Czech film director.

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