VFX supervisors need a good perspective on how the pipeline should work to meet the client’s needs. Nordin Rahhali is a veteran VFX sup from Method Studios whose experience has given him a broader view of the pipeline and overall process. From Iron Man 3 to San Andreas, Nordin has overseen some top Hollywood blockbusters. He’s been with Method since 2010, but before that held numerous supervisory and director roles for Digital Domain as well as freelancing work. Our discussion with the veteran supervisor illustrates what technical and personal skills it takes to be an effective leader at a studio. In addition, Nordin tells us about the technical side of creating some pretty challenging shots for San Andreas.