[Sidefx-houdini-list] VFX article

Michael Goldfarb goldfarb at corefa.com
Thu Jun 7 10:23:58 EDT 2007


unions bad
labor laws good...

most of the stories that I hear about crazy hours etc are actually 
illegal...and you can't sign away your rights in a contract.

Adrian Lee wrote:
> man thats a dodgy beard
> 
> A 3d union is a great idea but wouldn't it just start price artists out of
> the market? Its ok trying to  set miniumum wages and all but if the big
> studios wont pay any more  wont the fx houses suffer?
> 
> Mind you the unions did work for the coal workers, the steel workers, the
> post workers and got votes for women.!
> 
> On 07/06/07, zoran arizanovic <zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>
>> yes and the way it works we need some guys to keep freelancers in line ;p
>> like these
>> http://anthrax.com/NFWS/images/scottDeadwood.jpg
>>
>> On 6/7/07, Luca Zappala <luca at cinesite.co.uk> wrote:
>> >
>> > We could join a 3d union where we set the max working hours min wages
>> > etc. etc.,
>> > however bear in mind that until there are freelancers willing to work
>> > crazy hours for little money
>> > such a thing as a 3d union will be useless...
>> >
>> > We should first "teach" people that it's not companies "offering" a job
>> > to the lucky ones, it's artists providing
>> > a valuable service to companies
>> > L
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > zoran arizanovic wrote:
>> > > not a bad idea :)
>> > > sigraph and other similar associations dont do this so we should 
>> do it
>> > > ourselves
>> > > z
>> > >
>> > > On 6/7/07, James Rutherford <jrutherford at stclaircollege.ca> wrote:
>> > >>
>> > >> One of my former students just finished work on some stuff for the
>> > >> Transformers movie....it was with several guys with little 
>> experience
>> > >> running cracked Maya out of their bedrooms...little money and no
>> > >> time....they aren't shots in the actual movie ..it's for a marketing
>> > >> tie-in....anyways final results looks great with web broadcast and
>> > >> elements will be used in web and tv commercials....and some of these
>> > >> guys have already freelanced for a company that is part of Kevin
>> Haug's
>> > >> FXcartel setup that has done several large features mining guys from
>> > all
>> > >> over the world, generally based on where the best tax credits are
>> > >> available.......
>> > >> I think this industry needs a union...brothers and sisters....:)
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