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WATCH: Phil Tippett Talks Tough on 40 Years of VFX, Movies and More at FMX 2018

The legendary industry pioneer shares his insights as an artist, director, visual effects supervisor and survivor, including thoughts on digital character performance and conflicts with studio executives. 

With FMX 2018 just finishing up April 27th in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN @ FMX 2018 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.

Watch last year’s AWN - FMX 2017 interviews on AWN's YouTube Channel, as well as the complete collection of AWN - FMX Professional Spotlight videos.

In this interview, director, VFX supervisor and Tippett Studio founder Phil Tippett reflects on 40 years in the movie industry as an artist and survivor. He talks about his career and shares his insights on digital character performance and the inherent conflict discussing with studio executives where and how CG should be used. 

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