On one point everyone in our business agrees: The astonishing images that continue to dazzle viewers in film after film, year after year, would not be possible without equally astonishing advances in the technology that empowers the art. Over time, artists and engineers invented or adapted tools that are unique to visual effects, and we now explore some of these tools. Whether your aim is to work as a VFX Producer or in some other capacity in visual effects, we urge you to familiarize yourself with these tools. Sooner or later you will be using them.

Blue and Green Screens

Blue- and greenscreen photography (collectively called traveling matte photography) is now commonplace. It seems there are hardly any ...

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