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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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4 > Scott Farrar

In the visual effects world, Scott Farrar is synonymous with the memorable robotic CG characters of the Transformers films. But the senior visual effects supervisor, who joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1981, began his career in the days of motion-control camera and optical compositing. Farrar has fond memories of these days working in the practical side of effects filmmaking. “We were working with hand-made machines that had electric motors,” he says, “trying to print pictures with mattes with unbelievable accuracy considering the mechanics that are required to do that. It’s staggering.”

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[1] Scott Farrar at the 8th Annual Visual ...

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