Fon may appear to be a grown man who plays with toys – and he is – but he has also built models and props for movies for over 20 years, from The Nightmare Before Christmas to the Star Wars series. While computer-generated effects have snagged all the headlines in recent years, practical effects are often the best approach for some visual effects challenges, especially if you want something to blow up, burn, or shatter. Nothing looks more realistic than actual explosions, fires, and crashes! Yeah, in this industry, it's best if you don’t get too attached to your work. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at practical effects in movies and the role they will play in the future.
Davis is a visual effects veteran with over 20 years of experience, having worked on such films as the Star Wars prequels. He had nothing to do with Jar-Jar, so please don't blame him. Fon runs his own shop, Fonco Creative, is the creator of MORAV and has just released a DVD on called Introduction to Professional Model Making with Fon Davis.
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Some of the more prominent practical effects studios
Fonco Creative Services
Grant McCune Design
New Deal Studios
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