Friday, February 28, 2014

Life After Pi

The VFX industry is quite tumultuous these days. A movie you've worked on can become an Oscar success garnering millions of dollars in profit, but you might still be out of a job... This is what happened to the visual effects studio 'Rhythm & Hues' which found itself shuttered after working on 'Life of Pi.' A spotlight has thus been shone on the economy of visual effects work and the after effects of outsourcing and the high demands of movie studios for lower pay.

If this is a line of work many of you are interested in, then it's something to be aware of and needs help to change. To help us get a picture of what's happened, a new short documentary was produced that you can check out below.

"LIFE AFTER PI is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on "Life of Pi" -- just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a whole.
This is only the first chapter of an upcoming feature-length documentary “Hollywood Ending,” that delves into the larger, complex challenges facing the US Film Industry and the many professionals working within it, whose fates and livelihood are intertwined."