VFX Production OnSet Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor

Full production guide to becoming a visual effects supervisor from the start to end of any life-action film.
VFX Production OnSet Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor
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Vicki Lau


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VFX Production OnSet Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor

What you’ll learn

Know what it takes to become a visual effects supervisor in the film industry
Know what goes into the visual effects supervisor’s toolkit
Understand the key team players in the visual effects team from pre-production thru post-production
Plan for a visual effects shoot from start to finish
Be able to integrate learned skills of visual effects supervision into a final visual effects shot

VFX Production OnSet Becoming a Visual Effects Supervisor


An Idea for a VFX Shot
Passion and Good Follow-Through
Willingness to Purchase or Access to the Necessary Tools/ Equipment
Basic Understanding of Film Production and the Production Process
Microsoft Word and Excel


Always wondered if there was more to visual effects than just sitting behind the computer screen?If you are the kind of person that loves the outdoors or simply want to find out how to apply your visual effects knowledge to a film set instead of directly onto a film shot, this course will take you through the journey and process of becoming a visual effects supervisor for any live-action film production.Enjoy the Best Part of the Visual Effects Industry – On-Set and with the Director and Actors.Learn by doing and preparing your very own visual effects on-set methods, team and toolkit by following these steps from pre-production to post-production of your very own visual effects shot that will put your supervision skills to the test.Why This Course?
Taught by someone who has amassed experience in both film production, visual effects supervision as well as post-production visual effects on short and feature filmsStep-by-step walkthrough from pre-production to post-production of a visual effects production with captured footage from film sets and useful production documentsDetailed insights and know-hows from real industry experts that would save you time, money as well as your reputation when supervising on-set and working with the director and castUnique behind-the-scenes footage and clips from various productions and Hollywood studios Move Beyond the Computer Screen to Working on Studio Lots and Experience the Best of Both Worlds – Visual Effects and Film Production.
You will Learn How: To work your way into becoming a visual effects supervisorThe visual effects bidding process worksTo identify key team members and visual effects vendors to work withTo supervise and lead visual effects productions from pre-production to post-productionTo work with members of the crew including the director, director of photography and production designTo capture and utilize on-set data and information for visual effectsTo prepare for a visual effects shootVisual effects supervisors think and planComplete with additional resources, and a fun and engaging live teaching style (alongside multiple industry veterans), students who complete the course will also be welcomed to connect with the instructor for additional educational or collaborative opportunities.If you participate in this course, you will walk on a film set more empowered and confident, able to command your visual effects crew to ensure that they dress in the right shade of green and pull off the most impressive post-production-saving moves ever – Because you know what they say about fixing it in post. Don’t.DISCLAIMER: the thoughts and opinions of all speakers in this course are not representative of any organization, company or business and are to be taken as personal opinion and insights shared only.


Section 1: VFX Production Basics

Lecture 1 Who am I and Who are you?

Lecture 2 Path to Becoming a VFX Supervisor

Lecture 3 The VFX Bidding Process

Lecture 4 How and What to Supervise

Lecture 5 Understanding the Film & Visual Effects Process

Section 2: The VFX Team

Lecture 6 The VFX Supervisor

Lecture 7 The VFX Producer

Lecture 8 The VFX Production Coordinator

Lecture 9 VFX PAs

Lecture 10 VFX Studios & In-House Teams

Lecture 11 VFX Post-Production Supervisors

Section 3: VFX Supervision and Pre-Production

Lecture 12 Script Analysis and VFX Breakdown

Lecture 13 Working with the Director

Lecture 14 Working with the Director of Photography (DP)

Lecture 15 Working with your VFX Team

Lecture 16 Working with Production Design

Lecture 17 VFX Shot Design and Previz

Lecture 18 Establishing VFX Pipelines

Lecture 19 Choosing Vendors & Team Members

Section 4: VFX Supervision and Production

Lecture 20 The VFX Supervisor’s Toolkit

Lecture 21 The VFX Supervisor’s To-Do List

Lecture 22 Preparing VFX Props for Production

Lecture 23 Setting up Green Screens for Production

Lecture 24 Capturing Set Data for VFX

Lecture 25 Working with the Camera Crew

Lecture 26 Specialized Equipment for VFX Production

Lecture 27 Working with Virtual Production

Section 5: VFX Supervision On-Set Practices

Lecture 28 Prepare Your VFX Supervisor Toolkit

Lecture 29 Prepare your Green Screen with Tracking Markers

Lecture 30 Capture On-Set Data

Section 6: VFX Supervision and Post-Production

Lecture 31 Stereoscopic Production and Post-Production

Lecture 32 Virtual Reality or Dome Production and Post-Production

Lecture 33 Understanding the Editor’s Workflow

Lecture 34 Working with Production Data

Lecture 35 Color LUTs

Lecture 36 Working with Post-Production VFX Supervisors

Lecture 37 Draft VFX with Postviz

Lecture 38 VFX Finaling & Post-Production

Lecture 39 Dailies & Editorial Review

Section 7: VFX Production Summary

Lecture 40 Things a VFX Supervisor Wished You Knew

Lecture 41 VFX Production Best Practices

Lecture 42 The VFX Supervisor & VFX Producer

Lecture 43 The Thing about Supervising

Lecture 44 Stay Tuned for More!

Section 8: BONUS

Lecture 45 Bonus Lecture

Visual effects artists or students interested in becoming a VFX supervisor on set,Film students and graduates interested in the visual effects process,Aspiring or new filmmakers working on their own visual effects film,NOT for seasoned visual effects professionals who are currently in the industry

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 3h 21m | 3.91 GB
Created by: Vicki Lau

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