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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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Foreword > by James Cameron

Leading Hollywood director, film producer, screenwriter, editor, and inventor

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[1] James Cameron on the set of Avatar.

This book celebrates 16 masters of visual effects. I know most of them personally, and seven of them I’ve worked with over the years. A few I consider close friends. Though they know me as a director, I actually started out in their game, doing visual effects on low-budget movies, so they also know me as someone who talks their language. This makes me both sympathetic and responsive to their needs but also demanding, because I know what’s possible. Often the job requires knowing not just what’s possible, ...

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