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Navigating the VFX Maze

Season 1, Ep. 3

In this episode Gemma and Nick are joined by a selection of fantastic guests, this time from the Visual Effects side of post. VFX Editor Dan McIntosh, Danny Duke from Absolute Post, VFX Producer Mara Byran and VFX Producer Monika Chowdhary Kuczynski discuss VFX workflows from starting the initial conversations in Pre-Production through to VFX pulls in post production and more. Hear how planning, timescales and communication are key to ensuring a smooth journey. We continue a previous episodes discussion about working from home and how that works with VFX and we look at the importance of databases and tracking as well as managing expectations!

This Episode was recorded at Halo Post in Soho, London.

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