February 26, 2013

Green scream.

Hopefully you're seen some greening out in social media profiles today. I add my voice to those in solidarity with the visual FX artists who labor on most of the films you see and love. Films like the Oscar-winning Life of Pi. Without VFX those films would look like this:

This is the hidden cost of make believe.

And it's not just VFX; it holds true for most of the animation industry. Though I hafta say, visual FX and compositing takes place at the end of the production pipeline. Everything impacts there in terms of budget and schedule. Those artists typically fund productions with their blood, sweat, tears and love.