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Title: Dennis Muren Seminar
Post by: Hages on August 23, 2011, 06:40:36 PM
Dennis Muren, the senior visual-effects supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic, talks with David Denby about his craft, his sources of inspiration, and how to translate a director’s vision into special effects. Filmed in 2007, this interview has lost none of its potency and has some great advice for Animation and Visual Effects students. Watch the seminar here: http://www.newyorker.com/online/video/conference/2007/muren ;D
Title: Re: Dennis Muren Seminar
Post by: rowan on August 23, 2011, 07:16:02 PM
I find his comments regarding the expansion of the industry and the knock on effect this is having on artists really interesting, and concerning at the same time. He makes these comments that seem to be driven by passion and a desire to see greater things from visual effects in movies, but the reality of change as he describes it seems to only benefit profit. Shorter time lines, cut corners, and higher markups at point of sale. It's great for the studios I suppose, but as an artist it all seems a bit self defeating. Maybe the industry is just in a transitional phase trying to keep up with all that demand?