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The VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy


Strong characters, immersive environments and a ripping 80s soundtrack – that’s Marvel’s latest film Guardians of the Galaxy in a nutshell. With two main characters that would be realized entirely in CG, and with vast space and earth-like environments to create, the visual effects crew were once again crucial to completing the film. Overall visual effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti, associate visual effects supervisor Olivier Dumont and visual effects producer Susan Pickett guided the ship. They lead a vast army of VFX artists from 13 companies including MPC, Framestore, Luma Pictures, Method Studios, Imageworks and an in-house unit, plus previs/postvis teams from Proof and The Third Floor. fxguide takes a look at just some of the major sequences.

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CG Society – The Top Ten Tips for Landing Your Dream CG Job


Pursuing a dream career can be a daunting task for most hopefuls wanting to break into any industry, but for students wishing to enter the CG field, they have good reason to be cautious.

Because of company closures, mass employee layoffs, and bankruptcy in the industry, there are simply not enough stable jobs to go around for animators and artists. So to the new graduate, getting a foot in the door can be a challenge. The good news is that a dream job is possible with the right know-how. You need to know exactly what employers are looking for in your application and reels.

Joining us at CG Society is Pam Hogarth, who has spent almost 30 years in the world of visual effects; 25 of which doing marketing, education and career guidance. She worked at LOOK Effects as a Director of Marketing, and still continues to work with LOOK when guiding their publicity and marketing. Before LOOK, Pam spent 12 years helping to build Gnomon School of Visual Effects. During this time she advised, taught, and placed hundreds of aspiring artists.

Pam currently runs a workshop with CGSociety educating the secretive facts of the industry (‘You as a Brand’) from putting together job applications to what the industry will expect to see in you. Pam has generously compiled a top ten list for the new graduate.

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