What’s this site about?
The response to this site has been overwhelming and incredibly fast. I started this only two days ago and the site already has 2500+ followers and many more views.
I’ve received a lot of emails of support but I’ve also had a lot of fellow VFX artists ask me to at least acknowledge the current issues facing our industry on this site. There’s plenty of excellent coverage out there already (NPR, io9, The Verge, HitFix, and many more) and I encourage you to read it.
So, is this blog a response to the Oscars, and the protest preceding it, and the VFX industry’s turmoil? Well sure, it did prompt its creation, I won’t deny that. The truth is this is blog has been in my head for a while but with all that’s happened in the last two days in the VFX world, I knew now was the time.
But I don’t want this site to be about the plight of the VFX industry.
My intention is to highlight the artistry of VFX by showing you the canvas. At a time when even Hollywood can’t seem tell the difference between Oscar-winning Visual Effects and Oscar-winning Cinematography, I think it needs to be made clear which is which. Without the fantastic VFX work by talented artists, Hollywood films would not be what they are today.