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The Insider's Guide to Starting a Career in Visual Effects [Kindle Edition]

Timothy Gibbons , Russell Earl
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Book Description

This is the authoritative guide for landing a job in the feature film visual effects field.  Written for outsiders who have an interest in visual effects, this book offers an introduction to the landscape of the industry, the expectations for those who want to start a career in it, and the steps necessary to gain employment.

Editorial Reviews


"The author charts a clear and doable path from a standing start to full employment in feature film visual effects with a friendly writing style. A must read for aspiring vfx artists."
-Steve Wright, Senior Visual Effects Compositor and master trainer for Nuke and visual effects compositing. Author of "Digital Compositing for Film and Video" and "Compositing Visual Effects". Visit his training website at

"If you're even considering entering the field of visual effects, you must read this book. I wish something like Tim's book existed when I was dreaming about joining the visual effects community."  
-Todd Vaziri, Visual Effects Artist, Transformers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Avatar and creator of Visual Effects Headquarters (

"This book gives you key insight into the business and how hiring decisions are made... and that might mean the difference between getting your dream job and opting for another career entirely!"
-Tim Dobbert, Author of "Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking"

"Tim's book is the wealth of information that all of us industry veterans wish was around when we were making our way into the business.  The practical advice this book provides is a great game plan for any motivated, aspiring visual effects artist or engineer."
-Gregory LiegeyVisual Effects Supervisor

"In today's competitive market, getting a job in the visual effects 
industry can be a struggle. This book offers concise, straight-to-the-point advice on starting a career in visual effects."
-Brian ConnorCompositing Supervisor - Digital Domain Vancouver, Author of "The Encyclopedia of Visual Effects"

From the Author

It is my sincere hope that this book gives you the roadmap you need to land a job in visual effects.

Product Details

  • File Size: 646 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A4NT5CM
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guide for "New VFX Artists" December 31, 2012
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Gibbons decades of experience reflects every page..! He shared real scenario of industries happens,
This is an great guide for sculpting the career in visual effects,
This is one of my favorite reading book in 2012.

Thank you so much..!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a great one. December 29, 2012
By hamed
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I found this book very helpful and straight forward. I had many questions in my mind before reading this book and now I have my answers.
Special thanks to Timothy Gibbons for sharing his experience throw this great book and to my dear master Steve Right for introduce it to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't start a career in vfx without reading! January 3, 2014
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If you are considering a career in visual effects, you NEED to read this book.

Unfiltered, unvarnished, detailed information from within the industry. No other book offers this information. A must purchase for those who think work in vfx might be for them. Spend the $5.00 bucks -- it could change your working life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Told me everything I needed to know. October 6, 2014
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I have been seriously interested in this topic for a while now and this book gave me all the answers I needed. A broad explanation of the roadmap to follow to get into the vfx industry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars December 13, 2014
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Very nice book.!
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More About the Author

Timothy Gibbons has worked in the visual effects field for the past 15 years. His imdb page has a complete list of the films he has worked on: .


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Great book!
I'm thrilled you found it useful. Thanks for the kind words.
Jan 4, 2013 by Timoteo Gibbons |  See all 2 posts
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