Visual Effects & Animation Department

The following jobs are within the Visual Effects & Animation Department for a live-action film during principal photography. Animation and VFX-heavy projects employ a large production crew outside the scope of this section.

  • Visual Fx. Supervisor
  • Visual Fx. Co-ordinator
  • Artist

In Australian A-Z Budget – Feature Films these roles are in section C.16 Visual Effects & Animation Crew.

Visual Effects & Animation  Department is Below-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiate the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line people are attached during the Development phase of a production while Below-The-Line people are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction phase begins. Costume, Art and Makeup departments are creative, but they still fall Below-The-Line.

Visual Effects & Animation  Department is considered Labour by unions such as MEAA so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

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