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Fantastic Fakery: Adam Chazen

Credit: Pixomondo/HBOCredit: Pixomondo/HBOWorking in visual effects was not the grand plan. With one Emmy win to his credit and another nomination this year, the happy accident has certainly worked out in his favor. Adam Chazen only set out to get a foot in the door toward a career in film.

Mr. Roboto: Mike Elizalde

Eight words changed Mike Elizalde’s life: “I want you to open your own studio.” A special effects and animatronics expert who had done stints with FX legends like Kevin Yagher (Child’s Play, Hellraiser: Bloodline) and Ri

Sequence Supervisor

A single visual effects sequence is often the work of dozens of artists, all contributing assets through processes of motion tracking, match moving, compositing, lighting, and animation. It is the role of the sequence supervisor to ensure that the work of each artist comes together seamlessly, producing a polished, finished product.

Post-production Supervisor

Putting the finishing touches on a film or television show is a long and involved process that requires the dedicated efforts of numerous technical and artistic departments, much like principal photography. Just as the director provides leadership and oversight of filming, the post-production supervisor wrangles together the many pieces to complete the project.

Method Studios

Method Studios is an award-winning visual effects group based in Los Angeles, Calif., which serves clients in feature film, television commercials, and game publishing.

Special Effects Technician

In live production, special effects can involve any elements consisting of water, fire, haze, pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, and similar atmospheric or mechanical devices. This department works closely with the scenic, automation, and props crews, and may see some overlap between them.

Lead Painter

Hired during pre-production by the paint coordinator or paint foreman on a film or television set, the lead painter is a senior member of the crew who shall take on the greatest responsibility for mentoring the staff at large and for setting the example for artistic quality.

Digital Domain Productions

Digital Domain Productions is an Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, which has contributed to films such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, X-Men First Class, and Thor.

AV Concepts

AV Concepts provides audio-visual and creative services for a wide range of live and televised events. Founded by Red Mandrick and Nick Smith in 1987, the company continues to push the boundaries of technological innovation in the field of live production.

Where Do You Fit in the Film Industry?

Consider for a moment the last feature film you saw in the theater or on Netflix, did you dutifully sit through the entire credit roll? Probably not. Somewhere, the negative cutter on Jurassic Park is crying inside.