9780240812632

The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX

  • ISBN 13:

    9780240812632

  • ISBN 10:

    0240812638

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 08/28/2009
  • Publisher: Focal Press

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Summary

Go behind the scene of the behind the scenes to learn how the business of producing the dazzling visual effects we see in movies and on TV works. With decades of combined VFX production and supervisory experience in Hollywood, the authors share their experience with you, illuminating standard industry practices and tips on:* preproduction planning * scheduling * budgeting * evaluating vendors and the bidding process * effective data management * working on-set, off-set, or overseas* dealing with changes in post-production * legal issues (contracts, insurance, business ethics), and moreAlso included are interviews with established, successful Hollywood VFX producers about their career paths and how they got to where they are now. From pre-production to final delivery, this is your complete guide to visual effects production, providing insight on VFX budgeting and scheduling (with actual forms for your own use) and common production techniques such as motion control, miniatures, and pre-visualization. Also included is a companion website with forms and documents for you to incorporate into your own VFX production workflows. * Invaluable and comprehensive hands-on guide for any VFX pro, brimming with tried and true, industry-standard VFX production practices from authors whose combined VFX production credits include 24, Alien4: Resurrection, Dune, Dungeons and Dragons, The Guardian, and more * Industry-standard methods for effective VFX budgeting and scheduling, evaluating vendors, working on-set and off (and overseas), data management, legal matters, and more equip you with the knowledge and workflow techniques of the pros * Includes interviews with established, successful Hollywood VFX producers about their career paths and how they got to where they are now and a companion website with forms and documents for you to incorporate into your own VFX production workflows

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