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“What we found was that there’s a political divide in the visual effects community over whether people should get involved in trying to effect change” in business practices and worker treatment, Van Bavel said. Those who identified themselves as more conservative see the current state of affairs in the business as an economic issue revolving around factors such as competition and supply and demand, while those who identify as more liberal see it as a moral issue that revolves around fairness, exploitation and injustice.
Van Bavel added that this philosophical divide was most apparent when asked to view the industry’s problems from the standpoint of themselves as individuals. But when asked about to view the industry’s current state from a more collective standpoint – as a member of a larger community of visual effects workers – there was a much stronger consensus that change was required, and a greater sense of motivation to make it happen.
Source: COLLIDER Conference