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Animation & Special Effects
Feature FX: Money Pit or Gold Mine?
The effects industry was reborn in the late 1970s with the production of Star Wars. Since then, it has grown from one small company producing effects for George Lucas and his friends to a crowded and highly competitive business of approximately 20 companies competing for almost half a billion effects dollars in 1997. What are some of the growing pains that the big effects operations have experienced in the 80s and 90s, and how are they preparing for a healthy future?

Patricia Rose Duignan
Rhythm & Hues

Scott Ross
Digital Domain

Jim Morris
Industrial Light & Magic

Carl Rosendahl
Pacific Data Images

Richard Hollander
Blue Sky | VIFX

Phil Tippett
Tippett Studio

Ray Feeney

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