Maarten Francq trained as an industrial designer, but through a ManaMA in Multimedia and Vitrual Reality he quickly made the leap to designing znd controlling complex video systems for festivals and large events.
As a VJ and video artist, balancing on the edge between art and technology, he has worked worldwide on projects such as Tomorrowland Atlanta (US), the Sjarjah Light Festival (UAE) and the Ghent Light Festival (BE). In the music industry, he has worked on stage show concepts for Marco Borsato (NL), Robbie Williams (UK) and Titziano Ferro (IT), among others.
Since the technology developed within the live entertainment industry has also entered the broadcast world, he has been very actively involved in the development of Extended Reality applications, proof-of-concepts and world’firsts.
Maarten Francq was at RITCS between 2018 and 2020 head of the programme for the Professional Bachelor of Audiovisual Techniques and in that capacity, together with the entire team, he rewrote the entire programme in order to incorporate this technology shift in the programme.
As a member of the Whitelight (UK) team, he was involved in the implementation of the first XR studio specifically developed for blended learning at the University of Michigan (USA), from which extended reality training and knowledge sharing is already being carried out today.
As a certified trainer and beta tester for various media server companies, he is very much involved in the development and innovation within this market and is therefore very active and respected in the various online user groups.