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The Visual Effects Producer by Susan Zwerman, Charles Finance

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WHO YOU GONNA CALL? THE VFX TEAM

“Teamwork means a lot of people running around doing what I tell them to.”

—Anonymous director

What is the purpose of the visual effects team, its reason for being? Fundamentally, the visual effects team exists for the sole purpose of supporting the director’s vision of the film through the creative use of visual effects and getting his vision to the screen. Everything that we do derives from that, and in that respect the visual effects department is no different from any other department. If you were to draw up an organization chart of a film production, the visual effects department would be only one of many departments that answer to the producer. Even though it often happens that the visual effects department ...

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