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Visual effects (VFX)

VFX is the art of combining computer-generated (CG) sequences with live-action footage to create scenes that can't be filmed in real life. Using a combination of technical and artistic skills, alien landscapes, enormous crowd scenes or fire-breathing dragons can be brought to our screens.

The industry requires a broad range of skills from programming to art and a combination of the two. Click on the icons below to learn about particular roles and how to get into them.

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Visual effects (VFX)