Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Review of the eBook How To Get That Visual Effects Job

How To Get That Visual Effects Job: An Insiders Guide To Making It Big Working For Hollywood by Demis Lyall-Wilson

Published in 2011

84 Pages in length

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You can find the eBook ‘How To Get That Visual Effects Job’ for $12.95 USD on the authors website at The eBook is available for immediate download in either epub or pdf versions.

How To Get That Visual Effects Job is an easy read with practical advice anyone can use. The author is a digital compositor and worked on such films as The Great Gatsby, Prometheus, Killer Elite, Thor, even Sleepless in Seattle.

The book starts out by explaining why choosing a career in the visual effects industry might be for you and then recommends things to consider before you begin. To help you figure out the best employment route for you to take there’s a chart. If you already know what specific type of work you want; go for it! Not sure yet? The author recommends becoming an office runner for an overview of VFX office duties.

 Included in the book is a recipe for the perfect showreel and advice on how to best distribute your work. It delves into such things as social networking and the importance of having an online presence. There are sample employment letters included, lists of do’s and don’ts, even what to wear to job interviews.  Overall this is a primer to get you to make that move to a satisfying career in visual effects.

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