October 11th, 2007,02:47 AM
Of course what you're describing is much more what a VFX Supervisor SHOULD be, but I think if that's the description, there may be no more than 10 people in The Netherlands who would fit that description. With an annual output of 15 feature films a year - (only half of which will use any VFX) there's no way to acquire all those skills over here. VFXproducers - virtually non-existent. Shooting extra elements to complete shots? Doesn't happen. We're lucky if someone remembers to shoot a background plate for a bluescreen (seriously)
For all practical purposes, a VFX supervisor over here is someone who tells production in advance that they should 'light their screens evenly' and then hope the best of it. (I'm exagerrating of course) Because getting paid to be on set, will not happen, unless you're on one of those two films a year, that know in advance they will be shooting vfxshots.
Ah...I feel better now. Where's my coffee?
Sander de Regt
Do or do not - there is no try