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« on: November 29, 2009, 08:22:37 PM »

OK, this is one of those potentially challenging endeavours...

Deferral or Freebie work can be a great opportunity for young artists looking for a real world production scenerio to sink their teeth into.  You will gain experience of working for a client as well as possibly gaining shots for your demo reel that you wouldn't normally be able to accomplish by yourself.

If you're a Producer looking for affordable VFX options this may be your chance to explore a medium that wouldn't normally be within the reach of your budget.

For the Producers, Visual Effects can be VERY labour intensive.  Professional productions spend millions of dollars and plan for months of post production time.  They contract the brightest minds in the industry, sometimes hundreds of them, to produce what you see on the movie screens.  Communication of expectations as well as maintaining a realistic understanding of what a single up and comer is capable of pulling off will be very important to keeping this experience positive for both parties.  Start small and then work your way up.  Prioritize and prepare to cut shots that are less important.  

For the Artists, deferral work rarely pays off in a financial sense.  Take on only what you can handle.  You can always go back for more.  Don't do it for the money.  Do it for the experience.

Play nicely and have fun!

Mark

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