• Industry Funding Cuts: What Then?

    Artwork by Steven E. Gordon An interesting question was brought up in our Twitter feed recently by @DrScottRoss: What will you do when your government pulls the tax credits and subsidies? Is the elimination of these government tax credits actually a possibility? Our government favours healthy industries and job creation but certainly won’t artificially sustain [...]

    Industry Funding Cuts: What Then?
  • Low, Flat, Overworked and Poor: Problems and Solutions for an Unstable Industry

    Last week, news that Digital Domain Media Group Inc. declared bankruptcy shook the VFX industry without being much of a surprise. Rumors of the VFX giant’s fate came to fruition on September 11th as total debts were listed at $214.9 million (U.S.) and the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Hundreds of workers lost [...]

    Low, Flat, Overworked and Poor: Problems and Solutions for an Unstable Industry
  • Trend Alert: Foreign VFX Giants Setting Up Shop in LA

    London’s Moving Picture Company (MPC) recently announced the opening of a pre-production studio in Santa Monica, California. What’s behind the move? His this the beginning of a new trend? Front office in LA, to get involved in earlier stages of decision process and than outsourcing the work to their subsidiaries or less expensive offices in [...]

    Trend Alert: Foreign VFX Giants Setting Up Shop in LA
  • The Current State of the Entertainment and Media (E&M) Industry: Four Key Challenges

    After recovering from the 2008 recession, the E&M industry is now faced with new challenges: adjusting to the globalization of the industry and keeping up with a fast-paced and cutting-edge digital world. Not only do companies need to shift from physical to digital technologies and change their business models to include all the new digital [...] Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

    The Current State of the Entertainment and Media (E&M) Industry: Four Key Challenges

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The DD Institute: Part of DDMG Financial Objectives

The DD Institute: Part of DDMG Financial Objectives

Summary: The landscape of the VFX industry have changed and Post/VFX facilities needs to adapt. The companies used to treat artists like gods; there was plenty of employment opportunities available for the artists. Unfortunately, those days are fading away and we have a new challenges facing the Media & Entertainment Industry. The reduction of hardwares [...]

VFX Students Paying To Work, May Help The Industry Overall

VFX Students Paying To Work, May Help The Industry Overall

A recent batch of articles and blog posts has brought attention to the fact that Digital Domain VFX studio in California, are now running a VFX school and having their students work at the their studio for free. While this seems like this could be a negative move on the part of Digital Domain, the [...] Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

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