State of the Union – for the VFX Industry
My thinking on why a Union for the VFX industry is going to be a hard battle.
The discussion that sparked from Phillip Broste Open Letter to Ang Lee and from Lee Stranahan’s Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For Visual Effects Artists, has been heated and has been echoed over and over, if you haven’t read them, do so.
Everyone’s saying that a union would help working conditions, pay and even credit placement. That we’d be paid for the long and many hours VFX artists work, be recognized by the industry they help fuel, and most importantly, not outsource jobs overseas for a much lower rate. That all sounds great —> in theory.