The VFX industry is suffering, but without it, your movies wouldn't look so good.
Please take a moment to read about the situation at Rhythm and Hues, who filed for bankruptcy a few days before winning an Oscar for Life of Pi yesterday.
Then read this amazing Letter to Ang Lee from Philip Broste, that will give you an overall picture about how special effects are suffering from utter ignorance and disdain at the hands of the people who rely on them to make movies.
Sorry Avengers, your dismissive intro for the VFX category and bragging about your movie and your success at the Oscars was a bit light on the fact that without the VFX and CG, the Avengers would have NEVER EXISTED. Fun fact: New York is entirely FAKE in the movie and was recreated thanks to VFX people, FROM SCRATCH.
So yeah, let’s spread the world and support the people who work so fucking hard to make it happen and are so blatantly ignored on a regular basis. Hundreds have lost their jobs already, this is not ok.
There’s all this fuss about the VFX people getting insulted and put down at the Oscars over Life of Pi. You know, in addition to their already bad situation with Rhythm and Hues declaring bankruptcy, the deteriorating situation with competition from overseas, and everything.
I don’t know what the big deal is.
It’s not as though
They made over half the movie happen
(Images from Forbes copyright Twentieth Century Film Cooperation)