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Trevor Hogg chats with visual effects supervisor Hal Couzens about turning cities into guns and creating grey aliens...

“At first thought no, I would have thought more academic,” reflects Hal Couzens as to whether he comes from an artistic family.  “Now that I think about it there were several very good writers in the family [his father and brother] and that is artistic and certainly creative.”  The chosen profession was initially accidental for the graduate of University of the Witwatersrand located in Johannesburg, South Africa.  “I got into visual effects as a visual effects producer and then it became clear that it was possible for me to become a visual effects supervisor.”  Great visual effects assist the narrative of a movie.  “I love visual effects that dazzle, surprise, and startle their reality, and also those that slip by barely noticed while the story is driven forward. For example, Fight Club’s [1999] impossible camera moves »

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