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The Visual Effects Producer Understanding the Art and Business of VFX

By Charles Finance and Susan Zwerman

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



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 more

Also 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.

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The Visual Effects Producer Understanding the Art and Business of VFX
Publisher: Focal Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 978-0-240-81263-2


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