Variety Article On Fears Over Organizing VFX


At last week’s Academy visual effects bakeoff, Acad governor Bill Taylor introduced the evening by noting that the seven films still in the Oscar race earned more than $3.3 billion in box office and employed 2,800 artists on six continents……….

My opinion?

The richest 1%  got richer in the last decade. The middle class shrank and made less. In the shadow of looming wall street profits.  The  author of this article makes a slippery slope prediction of jobs leaving L.A. by both recognizing the ubiquty of other film unions, and suggesting that there is evidence that unionized workforce pushes industry to seek a cheaper work force elsewhere. I don’t agree with this false correlation.

3.3billion worth of CG films isn’t going to be done in India and China.



About vfxinsider

This is a group blog of vfx artists working in Vancouver. Inspired by vfxsoldier we decided to take a stand and speak out about the great imbalance of power that exists between the employer studios and individual vfx artists. We are tired of keeping quiet while the vfx studios come up with ever more creative payment schemes to reduce their production costs at our expense while openly violating BC labor laws.
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