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Special and Visual Effects Technicians

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Special and visual effects is an excellent field for someone who likes to dream up fantastic monsters and machines and has the patience to create them. Special and visual effects technicians must be willing to work long hours, and have the stamina to work under strenuous conditions. Twelve-hour days are not uncommon, and to meet a deadline technicians may work for 15 hours a day. Many special and visual effects technicians work freelance, so there can be long periods of no work (and no pay) between jobs.

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