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Life After PiAs many of you know, Rhythm & Hues, the company responsible for the incredible visual effects work in Life of Pi, filed for bankruptcy just weeks before the film took home multiple Academy Awards, including best visual effects. Outside of the theater, during the Oscars ceremony, hundreds of local VFX artists were protesting the dismal state of the industry. Matters only worsened when VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer’s acceptance speech, in which he attempted to shed light on the financial troubles of Rhythm & Hues, was cut prematurely. Clearly the VFX industry was in a state of turmoil. Life After Pi, a short documentary focused on the downfall of Rhythm & Hues, looks to examine the underlying issues that are causing the VFX industry to become less and less economically viable. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video The State of the VFX Industry with Scott Ross & Scott Squires - nofilmschoolAs many of you know, the VFX industry is going through its own turmoil these days, with many of the hardworking artists taking the brunt of the dissatisfaction. Back in March there was a protest at the Oscars after the Life of Pi incident after Rhythm & Hues went bankrupt even after winning the Academy Award. If you want to know the future of the industry and potential solutions to the problems that VFX workers face, get the scoop from VFX giants Scott Ross and Scott Squires from their recent presentation at NAB: More »

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Wonder why all your production friends on Facebook have changed their profile pictures to a familiar shade of green? News of Rhythm & Hues Studios going bankrupt, the studio behind the recent Oscar-winning Life of Pi, has acted as a catalyst for awareness. A recent letter written by Phillip Broste has been making the rounds via outlets like VFX Solidarity International, stirring up the visual effects community in a call-to-action. More info and an interview with independent VFX artist Jeff Foster after the jump. More »

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As the days wind down to the official balloting for the Academy Awards, the last holdouts for putting their award-contending screenplays online for your consideration are finally making their moves. Of course, voting members most likely received their copies of these screenplays to consider privately months ago. For the rest of us unwashed masses, 20th Century Fox has finally posted David Magee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel Life of Pi online for free and legal download. More »