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Students who like to build things, who tend to be curious about how things work, or who enjoy working with computers, might be well suited to a career in special and visual effects. To learn more about the profession, visit your school or public library and bookstores to read more about the field. Read Hollywood trade magazines and other related material on your area of interest. Animation Journal (http://www.animationjournal.com), ANIMATIONWorld (http://www.awn.com/animationworld), Cinefex (http://www.cinefex.com), Variety (http://www.variety.com), and The Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com) are all good places to start.

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