The VFX Protest

While I feel I don’t have the right to make my profile picture/blog solid green/blue, I really feel strong about this protest going on right now.  Even if this doesn’t get read, I still need to get this off my chest.

More movies than ever use VFX, and in ways you’d never think of unless you saw the sets themselves.  VFX artists are gifted, talented, creative individuals who ABSOLUTELY deserve more than what they get right now.

I have tinkered around very lightly with Adobe After Effects CS6, and have used Premiere Pro CS6 quite a bit, and I know about Chroma Keying, so I have SOME knowledge on what goes on in VFX.  It’s not a lot, but I know it’s a very strenuous process that takes time, effort, and LOTS of patience.

The fact these people get laid off and get cut pay is a crying shame, and has to have something done about it.

For those not familiar, here’s an article about the striking in general:
http://variety.com/2013/film/awards/visual-effects-artists-protest-near-oscars-817905/
This is about the Social Network Strike:
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/03/oscars-vfx-protest/
Here’s a blog of what you could be seeing if it weren’t for these artists:
http://beforevfx.tumblr.com/

This is the best I can do for the strike, as I feel that I can’t do much besides this.  Please do your part if you appreciate modern film the way it is, and don’t want to see nothing but green!

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