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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead by Danny Draven

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CHAPTER 13CGI

“For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a B movie actor, but now that I see what Hollywood’s putting out, I realized B actually means better.”

–BRUCE CAMPBELL

In today’s digital world, computer-generated imagery, or CGI, is more commonplace in low-budget films. CGI can be anything that requires a computer to manipulate the image, such as rod and string removal, compositing, digital explosions, muzzle flashes for guns, spaceships, laser beams, or anything else you can imagine. On low-budget films, the visual effects (VFX) team is usually a small company, or more commonly, one very talented person doing all the visual effects.

I have edited and produced a lot of films with CGI involved. The VFX have been anything from killer ...

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