A week ago Lee Stranahan wrote an article in the Huffington Post titled: Open Letter To James Cameron: Fairness For Visual Effects Artists. Lee has opened a wider dialogue for a topic we have been championing for years. We discuss what led him to write the article, the reaction, what should happen next and issue a call to action to artists worldwide to continue this discussion.
Links to the original Huffington Post piece, Lee’s blog and several forums and related articles can be found after the read more…
Some links mentioned in the podcast and other related links:
Lee Stranahan’s Blog post (and comments)
VFX Wages: Relevance (article that states that animation and VFX is 2/3 freelance)
Motionographer article by Bran Dougherty-Johnson:
Questioning the Freelance Dilemma
Some google research on James Cameron and unions:
Slashfilm: How James Cameron put down a mutiny on the set of Aliens Some infor although the title reveals that they were quite off the mark as box office estimators:
Has James Cameron, Hollywood’s scariest man, blown £200 million on the biggest movie flop ever?
The Variety article by David S. Cohen (may require subscription)