ESSEMBLE was a strategic partnership project in the area of Film and Media Arts education focusing on the development of creative and technical skills in digital film and animation production and that has reached its end results, which can be reached at http://essemble.ulusofona.pt/
ESSEMBLE, a research and training endeavour that was developed by a consortium of four European film schools between 2012 and 2015 and by five Schools from 2015 to 2017. Initially funded under the European Union Media program (project ref: 1002TR029002PT), Essemble was implemented by a consortium of five European film and Media schools: Universidade Lusófona (ULHT), Film, Video and Multimedia Department, Lisbon, Portugal; LUCA School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest, Hungary, and ifs internationale filmschule köln in consortium with TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany. Cologne, Germany. Initially designed essentially has a training activity, Essemble addressed the need of European Film and Media Schools for training and mobility activities focusing on media and film related technologies that push the traditional barriers of the medium and call for new pedagogical and didactic approaches. The project involved the delivery of a set of intensive training activities dealing with the acquisition of skills and competences in new film technologies, such as stereoscopic imaging, augmented reality and visual effects, and their application in the context of the creative production of new filmic formats that cross live action, animation and virtual moving images. More recently, the project became an Erasmus + funded initiative (Agreement number – 2015-1-PT01-KA203-013112) and started to incorporate besides the training dimension, also the technical and artistic exploitation of different media’s, namely VR, potential to push the barriers of cinematic creativity.