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The self-taught rocket science behind the virtual and real in ‘Dune’

Streaming, in which production is becoming ever more technical, is also opening the film industry to more people

Barbara Lewis and Tara Oakes

You don’t have to have to be a technical wizard to make it in Hollywood, but it helps, especially since the pandemic.

Oscar-nominated blockbuster Dune is an outstanding example of the skills that can provide a route into the film industry for a wider range of people, when streaming has increased the appetite for content and production has become highly technical.

The film is a collaboration between French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and British-born visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, who previously worked together on the 2017 film Blade Runner, which won an Oscar for best visual effects...

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