Indie Film VFX Master Class with Visual Effects Artist Dan Cregan
In this episode we tackle what a visual effects artist can do to help you in your indie film. Visual Effects in Indie Film is really hit or miss, mostly miss. Many indie filmmakers don’t have any idea what to do when it comes to visual effects.
Uber visual effects artist Dan Cregan takes you through a master class on indie film visual effects and tells us how he went from indie visual effects to huge studio films like Guaridans of the Galaxy and The Hobbit.
Dan started working as a visual effects artist with my visual effects/post production company Numb Robot over 10 years ago. We’ve worked on countless independent films and projects over the years, some good and some painful.
We even co-directed our Japanese Anime Short Film Red Princess Blues: Genesis.
His road from indie film to tent pole studio films is a long and painful one but it has a very happy ending. I hope you enjoy to film geeks talking about the film business and hopefully sprinkling in a few nuggets of knowledge for you.
Here’s a list of a few of the films he has worked on:
The Martian (New Ridley Scott Film)
Guardians of the Galaxy
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Game of Thrones
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!
- IFH: Guerrilla Indie Film School
- Dan Cregan IMDB
- Numb Robot: Indie Film VFX Company
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