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VFX Artitists Are Protesting The Oscars Today

Life After Pi - Short Documentary On The Closing Of VFX Studio ``Rhythm & Hues``

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VFX Artitists Are Protesting The Oscars Today. Life After Pi - Short Documentary On The Closing Of VFX Studio ``Rhythm & Hues``
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llaa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1048 Posts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:05:29 PM
Hrm, maybe the example listed was a red herring?

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4925 Posts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:22:03 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, TCX.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.

llaa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1048 Posts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:16:31 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.

llaa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1048 Posts
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:13:38 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.

mcssls
Male, 40-49, Western US
 622 Posts
Monday, March 3, 2014 5:22:43 PM
Artitists?

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