At fxguide for the last 5 years we have had the great fortune to have Ian Failes as our "5th Beatle". Sadly, Ian leaves today to newer greener literary pastures. We just want to take a moment to acknowledge his huge contribution and great talent.

Speaking personally, I met Ian when he was doing his own blog, on the side - while practicing Law. Never in my life had I met someone who so loves film, visual effects and respects the artistry in our industry. Luckily, he soon joined the team - where he has been our senior writer. While not often on camera, he also contributed to a huge number of shoots, projects and all our events - always with Ian's same vast joy of life.  But it is Ian's writing that is his trademark. Ian is just a great writer and we are sure he is going on to do incredibly great things moving forward.

Change is a fact of life in our industry and while I am so sad to see him leave the team... as we all are, as Jeff Heusser says Change is the only constant. So today we choose to be happy for his new chapter and just say thanks - to a hell of a writer and one of the industry's true believers.

NB: Ian feel free to edit this article and improve it 😉

Thanks Ian.

  • Mike, Jeff and John

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