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Become
Special Effects
Supervisor

In the animation and special effects industry, the FX supervisor is a position that involves a high level of responsibility, and requires a significant experience.

Parole de pro

Les films de l’ESMA ont un gros niveau technique. Toujours de belles surprises, avec des lignes éditiorales différentes : on va du simple cartoon millimétre jusqu’à de l’hyper réalisme.

Florian Landouzy
Co-fondateur et Responsable de l’Animation, Supamonks

PAROLE DE PRO

« On avait senti les années précédentes le niveau monter, mais cette année 2015, il y a beaucoup de films très beaux, surtout dans tout ce qui est réaliste »

Fédérico Costa
Directeur Artistique, Delapost

In the animation and special effects industry, the FX supervisor is a position that involves a high level of responsibility, and requires a significant experience.

The FX Supervisor’s liabilities

All the protagonists involved in the creation of visual effects refer to the FX supervisor. Whether he works on an animated film, or on the special effects of a live-action film, he mostly takes on management responsibilities.

A process of reflection

In the pre-production phase, he reviews all the special effects his team will have to set up. In this purpose, he closely works with the director, with whom he analyses the script, considers the scenes that will require a specific visual work, and offers solutions to be implemented such as visual tricks, synthetic imagery, motion capture… The tools at his disposal are numerous.

Become FX supervisor

His missions

The actual process of creation of special effects comes in the post-production phase : simulating an explosion, flying a superhero in the air, or creating a set from scratch are some of the missions the FX supervisor carries out along with his team.

His skills

Depending on the budget allocated to his projects, the FX supervisor may allow himself some liberties. In order to achieve his ends, he can count on his trickery, his extensive technical skills, and his overflowing imagination. He must also be able to manage teams, which he closely supervises and guides with skill.