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You could consider the topics in the foregoing chapters as being more or less preliminary steps in producing the effects because for the most part, breakdowns, schedules, and budgets are basically organizational matters.

We now come to the phase in preproduction where you will need detailed information about each and every visual effects shot on the many lists you’ve already prepared. We must now concentrate on actually managing the visuals that are the whole reason for being behind this whole enterprise. You will have to know exactly what elements ...

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