The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX

The Visual Effects Producer: Understanding the Art and Business of VFX

by Charles Finance, Susan Zwerman
     
 

Go behind the scene of the behind the scenes to learn how the business of producing the dazzling visual effects we see in movies and on TV works.

With decades of combined VFX production and supervisory experience in Hollywood, the authors share their experience with you, illuminating standard industry practices and tips on:

* preproduction planning
*

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Overview

Go behind the scene of the behind the scenes to learn how the business of producing the dazzling visual effects we see in movies and on TV works.

With decades of combined VFX production and supervisory experience in Hollywood, the authors share their experience with you, illuminating standard industry practices and tips on:

* preproduction planning
* scheduling
* budgeting
* evaluating vendors and the bidding process
* effective data management
* working on-set, off-set, or overseas
* dealing with changes in post-production
* legal issues (contracts, insurance, business ethics), and more

Also included are interviews with established, successful Hollywood VFX Producers about their career paths and how they got to where they are now.

From pre-production to final delivery, this is your complete guide to visual effects production, providing insight on VFX budgeting and scheduling (with actual forms for your own use) and common production techniques such as motion control, miniatures, and pre-visualization. Also included is a companion website (http://www.elsevierdirect.com/companion.jsp?ISBN=9780240812632) with forms and documents for you to incorporate into your own VFX production workflows.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240812632
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Sales rank:
1,101,217
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Digital Effects: The 15 Minute Version; Basic VFX Technologies; Who You Gonna Call- The VFX Team; Breakdowns; Scheduling and Budgeting Production Support; Budgeting the Effects; The VFX Database; On-Set Operations; Production Calendars; Production; On-Set References; Operating Independently; Production Reports; Stage and VFX Photography Procedures; Models and Miniatures; The VFX Producer's Role During Post; VFX Editorial; Post-Production Scheduling Issues; Legal Matters; Working Overseas;

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