About

befores & afters is a brand-new visual effects publication from visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes, an experienced freelance writer and also the publisher of vfxblog.com.

Ian has written for fxguide, Cartoon Brew, VFX Voice, 3D Artist, 3D World, Thrillist, Syfy, Inverse, Digital Arts, MovieMaker, Empire Magazine Australia, Develop and Rolling Stone.

He’s also a regular at conferences such as FMX, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, VIEW, Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn and SPARKFX, where he often conducts on-stage Q&As. 

Ian’s first book, Masters of FX, was published by Ilex and Focal Press in August 2015. This full-color 192 page book features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effects supervisors and the films they’ve worked on.

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