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Andrew Bardusk — VFX Supervisor, Zoic Studios


Andrew Bardusk is a humble legend of the VFX industry. He started as a dustbuster on movies, then moved to compositing for Medium and Once Upon a Time and effects supervision on Arrow. Today, Andrew serves as visual effects supervisor on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Andrew talks about how streaming services have revolutionized Zoic’s wheelhouse of episodic work and how demands for 4K HDR content have made small-screen effects more cinematic. Andrew also discusses working from home and going on-set, and he breaks down creating an octopus attack for Legends of Tomorrow.


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0:04:20 c:\bardusk.exe: Introducing Andrew

0:14:16 Joining Zoic

0:19:55 How streaming has changed episodic work

0:24:48 ACES CG color space - good or bad?

0:26:47 CG supervising "Legends of Tomorrow"

0:29:10 Choreographing an octopus attack

0:33:20 Being back on set

0:37:37 What's changing in production

0:43:19 Streaming and scheduling

0:47:10 The advantages of supervising remotely

About the author

Christopher Nichols

Chris is a CG industry veteran and Director of Chaos Labs. He can also be heard regularly as the host of the CG Garage podcast which attracts 20,000 weekly listeners. With a background in both VFX and Design, Chris has worked for Gensler, Digital Domain, Imageworks and Method Studios. His credits include Maleficent, Oblivion and Tron: Legacy.

Originally published: January 17, 2023.
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