BFI Film Academy: How can I find work in VFX and SFX?

Oscar-winning SFX artist Neil Corbould (Gravity, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) offers his guidance.

So you want to work in visual and special effects – but what should your next steps be? How should you go about getting work experience? What qualities do you need to be a great VFX artist? Are you better suited to VFX or SFX?

Watch the video to see Oscar-winning SFX supervisor Neil Corbould (Gravity, The Martian, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) offer his advice, and take a look at some of the resources to find out what you need to do to enter a career in VFX and SFX.

The BFI Film Academy – specialist residential programme focuses on the complete craft and workflow of different specialisms – including VFX – with leading industry professionals delivering masterclasses and practical skills training. Participants will also receive bespoke careers advice. Applications will re-open in 2016.

Useful resources

bfi.org.uk/filmacademyspecialist

creativeskillset.org

shootingpeople.org

guru.bafta.org/skills/fx-design

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