Q: How work professionally in the special effects industry?
A: It can be tough to break in, especially when you're not located in a major city. Personal connections are, by far, the most effective way in.
Q: Are there any good books on special effects I should read?
Q: I'm a student and I can't afford to hire a qualified pyrotechnician. How can I do bullet hits on a budget?
A: There are some old techniques that can still be effective in certain situations. For example, bullet hits on the ground can be achieved with a puff of compressed air and some dust.