Its come to my attention that a slew of articles are popping up across the internet attempting to take a closer look at how the visual effects industry functions. It’s definitely interesting to witness, since most of the general public is just interested with our ” sexy ” final product in film, television, and games.
As artists in this industry we’ve always sat down to numerous gatherings with co-workers, friends, and relatives discussing some harsh truths of the industry. To see however, some of the same stories being covered by Time magazine or letters to high profile directors like James Cameron is quite refreshing. Do I need shoulder to cry on? Do I need a pair of ears to whine to? Not quite. But having some people know what the contrasts are between the different levels of production is a great start for our industry.
Good start here.
Time Magazine article.
Open letter to James Cameron here.