Scott Squires posts an entry dedicated to getting the most out of a VFX budget for directors and producers. It’s nice to see some courageous big league VFX artists step up to the plate and try to resolve these issues.
I actually think facilities should adopt a simple but brilliant assessment by Senior VFX Supervisor John Dykstra:
There are three ways to do any shot. There’s fast, there’s good and there’s cheap. But you can only work in combinations of two.
You can have it cheap and you can have it fast, but can’t have it good;
you can have it fast and you can have it good, but you can’t have it cheap;
you can have it good and you can have it cheap, but you can’t have it fast.