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Date: 03/03/14 08:08 AM

9 Responses to VFX Artitists Are Protesting The Oscars Today

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    llaa Male 30-39
    1664 posts
    March 3, 2014 at 8:25 am
    Link: VFX Artitists Are Protesting The Oscars Today - Life After Pi - Short Documentary On The Closing Of VFX Studio ``Rhythm & Hues``
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    4070 posts
    March 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm
    Major corporations/studios win everyone else loses.
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    chicagojay Male 40-49
    2018 posts
    March 3, 2014 at 12:20 pm
    Cry babies.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    March 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm
    "Why is it raining in that shot? It`s not even supposed to be raining."
    How do you get far enough to have rendered footage with action that wasn`t director approved?
    That takes WEEKS of a large number of people working on footage that cannot be used.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    March 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    Artitists?
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2014 at 3:13 am
    @Codejockey

    "How do you get far enough to have rendered footage with action that wasn`t director approved?"

    I imagine its incompetent directors that are not used to working with digital fx. Also, I would blame this on producers mostly, its up to the producers to select their production crew and be their eyes and ears for whole of the project. Good directors do get producer credit because of their involvement in the hiring process.
    It seems that producers hire the vfx studios based on contract and the reason why vfx studios accept the contracted work is because they need the money to finish their earlier over budget contracted work. This sort of thing happens to game development studios at the mercy of their corp overlords, checkout what happened to big huge games, obsidian`s fallout new vegas bonus monies, and what ever happened to will wright`s maxis studio.

    Yes, it is corporations chasing overseas lower fees at the expense of workers.
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    llaa Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2014 at 3:16 am
    James Cameron tried to pull the same stuff by filming Titanic in Mexico except the Mexican bureaucracy was so corrupt that they ended up not saving any money and could of filmed in Los Angeles.

    When the bean counters are in control they are creating their own false reality compared to on the ground reality, hence why the studios use contracts to lock in their costs and starving studios must comply or starve and die.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    March 4, 2014 at 8:22 am
    "I imagine its incompetent directors that are not used to working with digital fx."
    Dude, there is an order to how work begins.
    -Here is green footage ID:NNN, TC:XX.XX.XX to YY.YY.YY.
    -Here is the list elements for ID:NNN as discussed in meeting K on
    date F.

    I suspect someone high up on one staff or the other became liberal with their interpretation of the element list.
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    llaa Male 30-39
    1664 posts
    March 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm
    Hrm, maybe the example listed was a red herring?

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