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(LA Times)   ♫I got Rhythm, I got my Hues, I got sold to India, who could ask for anything more?♫   (latimes.com) divider line 9
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2013-03-29 09:09:59 AM
You could ask for rhyme scansion....
 
2013-03-29 09:44:42 AM
who could ask for anything more?

TOY YODA!
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2013-03-29 10:43:18 AM
I notice most of the FARKers who are self-proclaimed visual effects "experts" are nowhere to be found here.
They have no idea what the headline meant. Next time someone biatches about CGI keep that in mind.

Good for Rhythm & Hues. They have done some top notch effects over the years.

/still think The Avengers should have gotten the Oscar over Life of Pi
 
2013-03-29 02:30:16 PM
Great for Rhythm & Hues. My brother works for them at their Vancouver studio (in house schooling of new talent from what I gather form his rambling on and on). My SIL did as well until right around Christmas as part of their administrative staff in Vancouver. He had been worried about his job for a while. I heard a lot of Rhythm & Hues troubles from him in the lead up to year end.  I told him to relax, he's both a talented animator and a talented educator. Rhythm & Hues would be insane to let him go. Reassuring big sister stuff, but yeah,  I was worried, too. I will continue to be worried about him and my other brother because that's what big sisters do. But for the moment, there is some relief.

CSS: one day about ten years ago my brother called me late one night to tell me he was looking out over Central Park from a hotel in Manhattan. After I called him several names, he proceeded to tell me he had been called in on the advice of a mentor to aid in the effects for a Broadway show, and he was now working for Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White. As a theatre geek, it was beyond his wildest dreams. Even if, as he said at the time, "the show is craptastic."

I called him a farking bastard, and told him to get Michael Ball's autograph. Because Michael Ball is Marius for now and always.

/theatre geek. Taught my bro everything he knows.
 
2013-03-29 03:47:39 PM
I loves me some Gershwin.
 
2013-03-29 04:27:22 PM

peterthx: I notice most of the FARKers who are self-proclaimed visual effects "experts" are nowhere to be found here.
They have no idea what the headline meant. Next time someone biatches about CGI keep that in mind.

Good for Rhythm & Hues. They have done some top notch effects over the years.

/still think The Avengers should have gotten the Oscar over Life of Pi


The industry is falling apart.

It's been on it's way down the toilet for years while studios rake in billions. Now with foreign subsidies (Against WTO rulles) the are given millions in tax breaks and credits and we just can't compete.

VFX companies in the US are dropping like flies, the pressure on them has hit critical mass and they won't be the last.
 
2013-03-29 04:35:11 PM

EbolaNYC: The industry is falling apart.

It's been on it's way down the toilet for years while studios rake in billions. Now with foreign subsidies (Against WTO rulles) the are given millions in tax breaks and credits and we just can't compete.

VFX companies in the US are dropping like flies, the pressure on them has hit critical mass and they won't be the last.


Some serious reform is needed.

I wonder how Disney's purchase of ILM (via LucasFilm buyout) is going to affect things...
 
2013-03-29 04:52:04 PM

peterthx: EbolaNYC: The industry is falling apart.

It's been on it's way down the toilet for years while studios rake in billions. Now with foreign subsidies (Against WTO rulles) the are given millions in tax breaks and credits and we just can't compete.

VFX companies in the US are dropping like flies, the pressure on them has hit critical mass and they won't be the last.

Some serious reform is needed.

I wonder how Disney's purchase of ILM (via LucasFilm buyout) is going to affect things...


It won't affect anything unless Lucas just cashed out and doesn't care what happens now. Disney owns it and it wouldn't be the first time they bought a VFX company and then buried it after production was done on their films.

They need to fix the subsidies, they need a cost plus billing model. What they do now is bid and get screwed when endless changes are made. VFX companies never realize more than a 10% profit, most of the time it's more like 5%. Workplace standards are nonexistent.
 
2013-03-29 07:19:02 PM

EbolaNYC: It won't affect anything unless Lucas just cashed out and doesn't care what happens now. Disney owns it and it wouldn't be the first time they bought a VFX company and then buried it after production was done on their films.


I guess you're referring to The Secret Lab, aka DreamQuest Images. Nice little studio that started with horror and other low-budget drek and by the 90s rolled around was up there with the big boys. The financial failure of Dinosaur is what buried that studio - cheaper to outsource to places like ILM rather than deal with the overhead of a studio on site.

With Star Wars gearing up for the indefinite future I don't see anyone else but ILM doing those. I find it curious though why they're *not* doing Iron Man 3, especially since Disney owns both Marvel and ILM now. With their superlative work on Iron Man 1 & 2 plus The Avengers you'd think them doing IM3 was a no-brainer.
 
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