A great introduction to artist Fon Davis, the history of Practical Special FX and how these artists are learning to work with Computer Generated Special Effects. Another great share for Careers in the Arts Unit, a 3D or Ceramics class.
We sit down for a chat with Fon Davis, a visual effects veteran who has worked on films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Galaxy Quest, Mission: Impossible III, among many others. Fon was a colleague of Adam’s at the ILM model shop, and has since started his own effects studio to carry on his practical effects practice. We discuss the state of visual effects in film, the resurgence of interest in practical effects, and how model-making techniques are shared in the hobbyist and professional communities.