Panelist Wally Pfister, ASC, an Oscar-winning cinematographer for Inception, has since made a successful transition to directing in features (the 2014 release Transcendence), TV (episodes of Flaked and The Tick) and assorted commercials. His directorial roost for spots and branded content is production house RESET. On the spotmaking front, Pfister noted that he has formed a strong bond with visual effects house The Mill, particularly with VFX supervisor Gavin Wellsman who’s in that company’s New York studio. Pfister said of Wellsman, “He’s key to my process...integral from pre-pro through the end.” Pfister said that he brings Wellsman in as early as the bidding process, coming up with methodologies and technologies best suited for specific projects.
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