Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects at Warner Bros., discusses the success of ‘Gravity,’ assessing a film’s marketability, and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.
As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 -- here is a candid discussion with Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects at Warner Bros. In the interview, he talks about the key aspects of his role as filmmaker, from assessing scripts and a film's potential marketability to bringing the right resources together in the best possible way to ensure a film's success. He also talks about the success of 'Gravity,' the extensive use of previs, postvis and techvis in films as well as the growing reality of commoditization of visual effects production.
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Produced in collaboration with the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia, AWN has been publishing Professional Spotlight interview videos since 2008. Check out hundreds of video interview segments with some of the industry's leading professionals on the AWNtv FMX Channel.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.