Susan Zwerman

UPM

SUSAN ZWERMAN - (DGA UPM/Visual Effects Producer)

Susan is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Visual Effects Society (VES).  She chairs the DGA AD/UPM VFX/Digital Technology Committee, is a member of the PGA New Media Council, and Chair of VES Special Projects. (VES).  Over the past fourteen years she has planned and hosted numerous technology and visual effects seminars for these organizations.

Her credits appear on more than 50 major films, producing the visual effects for TALL TALE (Disney), BROKEN ARROW (Fox),ALIEN RESURRECTION (Fox),  MAFIA! (Disney), MEN OF HONOR (Fox), THE ONE (Revolution Studios),AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Walden Media and Disney), FAT ALBERT (Fox), THE GUARDIAN (Disney/Touchstone), and VAMPS.  Her other production credits include the acclaimed ALL THAT JAZZ, WISE GUYS, SCARFACE, NIGHTSHIFT, NIGHTHAWKS, and THE FLAMINGO KID.

A special highlight in Ms. Zwerman’s career was winning a Grammy Award for "Best Concept Music Video" in 1988 for producing the I’M FAT music video starring Weird Al Yankovic.   This led to her producing the fantasy sequences and music videos of ‘Weird Al’ in the film UHF.  

In addition, Ms. Zwerman is a well-known seminar leader at many universities, teaching visual effects techniques in the entertainment field.  Ms. Zwerman and Mr. Finance are co-authors of the seminal book on producing visual effects, “The Visual Effects Producer:  Understanding the Art and Business of VFX” .  The book is distributed by Focal Press and is available at Amazon.com.

 

Credits
Visual Effects Producer: Vamps; The Guardian (Disney); Fat Albert (Fox); Around the World in 80 Days (Walden Media); Men Of Honor (Fox); Mafia! (Disney); Alien Resurrection (Fox); Broken Arrow (Fox). 1st AD Visual Effects: Tall Tale (Disney). Production Manager: Strays; Mom and Dad Save the World; Firebirds; UHF. Location Manager: Nighthawks; Wise Guys; The Flamingo Kid; Scarface; Nightshift; All That Jazz. Producer: Weird Al "I'm Fat" (music video, Grammy award); "Hip Hop Animal Rock" (children's video, Angel Award).
Availability
List Category Weekly Feature Start Expire
SoCal Film 1st AD,UPM Yes 10/10/2014 01/08/2015
SoCal Commercial UPM 10/10/2014 01/08/2015
Contact
Email: crystalrainsusan@gmail.com
Website: http://www.crystalrain.biz
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DGA Quarterly
A big-budget adventure film, such as Around the World in 80 Days, can have hundreds of visual effects shots. Using this as an example, we explore managing the production of VFX work.