One of the reasons so many people dream of getting into the Hollywood film industry is that it truly has something to offer to everyone. Depending on your passions, interests, and skillset, you can choose a job in one of a million departments that will suit you perfectly.
If you are someone who loves visual effects (commonly known as VFX) but can’t stand the thought of working on your computer in a small office every day, it might be time to think about becoming a VFX supervisor. This would allow you to work on set and see all the action, while also getting to create magnificent effects and blow the audiences away!
In this tutorial, a visual effects artist Vicki Lau will explain to you how to become a visual effects supervisor, what skills and personal qualities this position requires, and
To put it shortly, a VFX supervisor is someone who works through all the stages of movie production. They manage the creative and the technical sides of the visuals effects and work with a team of animators and other artists, as well as constantly collaborate with the production department.
This means a visual effects supervisor will have their fingers in every pie: there’s planning and working in your office, there’s staff management, and then there’s getting a piece of the action on the actual production set. If you detest boredom and love doing a little bit of everything, becoming a VFX supervisor might be a great career option!
Another advantage of this job comes with the paycheck. According to Glassdoor, a professional VFX supervisor earns around $133K a year, which is more than twice the earnings of an average US citizen! Talk about living a comfortable life, am I right?
Are you a total newbie in the world of movie production? Fear no more! Vicki Lau will explain everything you need to know about the work of a VFX supervisor, starting with the very basics. The topics you will discuss in the course include:
The complete guide on becoming a visual effects supervisor only takes three and a half hours – however, they are full of valuable information. Vicki Lau knows better than to waste your time with unnecessary blabbing when you could start practicing with your own projects!
All in all, this tutorial is a priceless piece of knowledge for anyone who’s dreaming of entering the film business. Make sure to take notes and memorize the lessons you get from those who make the Hollywood industry run like a well-oiled machine!
Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead. Since then, she has worked on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.
At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.
She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.