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Career

Visual Effects Technician

Computer graphics are graphic representations created using computers. Computer generated imagery is the application of computer graphics in special effects in films, commercials, television programs, games and simulators. A visual effects technician usually works within visual media - film and television - and works closely with animators, designers and others to realise a director's vision for certain scenes.

Computer effects are increasingly what drive Hollywood (and Bollywood) blockbuster movies, and as a visual effects technician you would be part of a team of designers, animators, compositors and other computer specialists who conjure up special effects to accommodate the visions of film directors.

This is a position that requires practical experience in the field, but consider the possibility of work placement or interning at studios or visual computing labs. Once you have the required level of experience, there is also possibility to do freelance work as a visual effects artist.