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WATCH: Warner Bros' Chris DeFaria Talks Feature Film Production Realities at FMX 2015

Chris DeFaria, Warner Bros. president of animation, digital production and visual effects, talks about assessing a film's viability, extensive industry use of previs and virtual production, as well as the studio's shock when 'The LEGO Movie' didn't receive an Oscar nomination.

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2015 – Warner Bros. president of animation, digital production and visual effects Chris DeFaria discusses the studio’s process for assessing the viability of a feature film project and figuring out how it can and will get produced, as well as the industry's extensive use of previs and virtual production tools, where their value can be maximized, the studio's shock when 'The LEGO Movie' didn't receive an Oscar nomination and why so many big tentpole films just aren't that good.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.

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