VFX Artist / Visual Effects Artist
VFX artists, or visual effects artists, use digital software to work with both live-action footage and 2D or 3D computer-generated models and create motion graphics, animations and visually engaging environments which set the scene in a film, TV show or game. They might create characters, landscapes, special effects, natural elements, buildings, vehicles, or even objects like gadgets, products and tools. VFX artists are brought onto a production where the required settings, environments or elements would be too costly, dangerous or simply impossible to produce or capture with a camera. Because the work of a VFX artist will often be set alongside or integrated into live-action footage, they have to produce scenes that are believable and realistic, as well as visually stimulating. The role requires a mix of artistic and technical ability, along with a receptiveness to creative direction.
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