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What you don't know about post and effects can hurt you. These guys are here to help.

Here, a report from the frontlines of transferring idea into visual spectacle, where the greatest feats of digital contortionism can be the least possible to detect onscreen. In the following pages, the masters of illusion discuss the state of their art - what's possible now and how the means of production and post have changed. In this Q&A session, artists from a range of effects disciplines speak of the inverse relationship between visual demands and production schedules, the role of creatives and directors, the projects that made eyes and forehead veins pop, and the importance of good old-fashioned lighting.

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