All. The birds. What channel though?By:AngryBirdsClubLeader (not verified)
As was mentioned vfx is subcontracted. As an effects house you are only viable on a per project basis and have to outbid others if possible based on your resources. You will be at the mercy of outsourcing which seems to be drifting overseas. The cost of operation in areas like California is becoming prohibited.
Follow the money. Who is doing well while the effects companies struggle to break even? Content ownership is they key to survival these days. Having a slice of creative ownership will be the defining factor. If you are not actively creating content and merely doing effects for a project you will always be at the mercy of the market.
Create the content, keep it in-house and cost effective. If there is a demand for it you will be OK. Pixar and Lucas (prior to the sale) were doing just fine.By:Anonymous (not verified)
Thanks for reading. And glad it motivated you!By:Pamela Thompson (not verified)
Which birds are going to be in angry birds toons?By:Anonymous (not verified)
VFX companies are usually subcontracted to perform the work (they are independent of the actual production company). Isn't the problem with how they bid on the projects? For instance, R&H filed for bankruptcy. It wasn't because their work wasn't up to par. I mean, afterall, they did the lion's share of VFX on Life of Pi. But, maybe they weren't realistic on how much they bid. Couldn't that be the problem?By:Anonymous (not verified)
Yes, it's starting. The Visual Effects Society is petitioning the state of California to up the subsidies here. (sorry, not allowed to post the link here)By:Marc Weigert (not verified)
If you know your history, The Academy was first set up to bust up the union movement in Hollywood.By:Anonymous (not verified)
d@mn! i just saw the vid of what happened @ the stinkin Oscars for the guys with that incident on stage. THAT WAS THE POOREST DISPLAY OF PROFESSIONALISM & LACK OF HONOR FOR HOLLYWOOD OSCAR PRODUCERS & DIRECTORS I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! that was completely horrible & shows the mindset of money-bagging, numbers-only, Good-Ol'-Boy mentality that operates among Corporate Hollywood!! take away their money & you'll have disgusting, blabbering, non-creative blanks sheets of flesh quivering in fear because of not knowing how to successfully cope w/REAL LIFE!! how very, very RUDE & disappointing!
so sad for my fellow 3D Artists, Imaginative Giants & Creative Poets in Film!! we are always persecuted for our genius minds & visionary hearts in a world of detached Admins that can't recognize their butts from their heads...!By:Anonymous (not verified)
I agree, #1 is a bad idea right now, #3 is pointless if you don't have jobs. My personal area of interest right now is stopping (or at least matching) foreign VFX subsidies. While the overseas companies would still have an edge when it comes to worker salaries, we have an edge when it comes to talent, experience, and the ability to work with us face-to-face rather than crafting an entire film via Cinesync.
I like the perspective of rent vs own, and I think the VFX community would do well to invest more heavily in cloud/remote rendering infrastructure. If Netflix can serve 30% of the total video traffic on the web using Amazon's S3 servers, I think we can figure out how to effectively render some frames on it.
-AndyBy:Andy Cochrane (not verified)
Best Advert on the tv Like EVER ...XBy:Donna (not verified)
Any word on when this film will be available for online viewing? I've waited a long time to see how Mind My Gap ends.By:Anonymous (not verified)
I love to see Mia and me with my cousin 6 years!By:Anonymous (not verified)
I truly hope there finally working on those planned ReBoot movies!! Been long overdue & your ReBoot fans are waiting!!!
Stay FrostyBy:Guardian 462 (not verified)
how bout some rebootBy:glitch bob (not verified)
MAKE MORE REBOOT DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REBOOOOOOTTTTTBy:Anonymous (not verified)
Sad thing is.... Even this crappy still image looks better than Dreamworks "Bee Movie"By:Anonymous (not verified)
Could this be ReBoot? Have they finally listened to the fans after all this time?By:Enzo (not verified)
This is a nice article and has helped me in this big essay I have to write on my career field. I chose to compare and contrast DreamWorks and Pixar on the level of who makes the stronger and better films. After I chose I realized I didn't know the first thing about how to judge one. This helps me in some point to at least getting an idea of how the experts judge them. A little more detail on the actual steps and process would have been nice, but this is a great starting point though! Thanks for the inspiration!By:Rebbecca Abernathy (not verified)
This is such a cool peek into the mastermind that created this awesome Simpsons mini movie! I was just talking to a few friends from my office at DISH about this, and we all agree that The Longest Daycare definitely deserves all the Oscar buzz it has received. I’m so glad I got a chance to watch it! I had no idea that this little treat was even premiering after the latest Simpsons episode, but I still managed to get a recording of it to watch after all. Lucky for me, my DISH Hopper records all new Simpsons episodes and everything else on Fox’s primetime lineup, so I never have to worry about being out of the loop on all these buzzworthy shows and specials! This feature especially comes in handy when something like this short film sneaks up on me!By:bridget (not verified)
Analog Studio is AWESOME!!By:Anonymous (not verified)