What is VFX?

By ACCESS:VFX | 21st November 2017

What is VFX?

VFX stands for Visual effects - It is the term used for creating images for film or TV that cannot be filmed with a camera.This can range from creating a complicated spaceship battle, making an imaginary create come alive or generating a whole new world.

VFX uses digital technology to combine Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) with moving images from a camera. This is a creative industry founded on digital technology, that produces some of the spectacular effects you'll see on the big screen.

The UK, and London in particular, is the centre for internationally renowned VFX work in film, television and the advertising industry. Films that are shot in the UK, or even in Hollywood, are serviced by clusters of London post-production and VFX companies.

But VFX is not all about monsters and spaceships – it’s also used to repair or improve images in ways that are invisible – changing colours or erasing mistakes within the image.

There are many exciting and varied careers available in VFX, all requiring different skills.

Find out more information on the jobs available on the Creative Skillset website.