I think you're mostly correct.
But I think IATSE members in Vancouver, while displacing LA workers are at least earning health care and pensions.
There are advantages to doing business 'locally'. I don't think keeping all work in the U.S. is possible, but I think we should start by making sure those who do work locally are treated fairly.
IMHO, vfx artists smugly distanced themselves from unions as their art-form took off. Associations with blue-collar union workers was below them.
Now, every awards season and randomly sprinkled throughout the year, vfx artists make a plea for their jobs being unfair. Its difficult to feel bad, I hope its not too late to see what many other tradespeople have learned prior to them- collectively bargain.
Heck, didn't some of the biggest names in software get busted a few years ago for collectively and illegally pushing down wages? Fight back people.
So tired of these conversations that they make me angry enough to write a post to say as such.
I'm so sick of orange and blue lights.
And I know its all the vogue, but honestly, its everywhere and its old.
But to some filmmakers, plug-ins aren't as much fun as film.
To some filmmakers the experience of making the film also has value.