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Brian J. Pohl has over 16 years of experience as a visual effects artist, technical director, and previs supervisor. His blog, Idea Pioneers – The Practice of Previs, will not only provide an insider's view on the previs and preproduction process, but provide the reader with tips and techniques towards improving one's film making style.

A veteran of George Lucas’ personal previsualization team and Industrial Light and Magic’s art department, Pohl is credited for creating or supervising previs on over 22 films including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002), I, Robot (2004) , Open Season (2006), Star Trek (2009) and Battle: Los Angeles (2011). Recently Pohl participated in the formation of the Previsualization Society and acts as its secretary and chairman for its web and educational committees. With the advancement of new CG technologies, the process of previs and virtual filmmaking is becoming more and more prevalent. In addition to being a previs artist, Pohl currently teaches at Gnomon School of Visual FX. For more information on Pohl and the art of previs, check out Brian's website at: