People say that we live in hard times. This fact also applies to the VFX industry. Here are live NAB presentation titled The State of the VFX Industry and where do we go from here? starting with the introduction by Michael Horton, co-producer of the SuperMeet. The presentation illuminates the real situation from the point of view of two veterans of the industry, Scott Ross and Scott Squires. Particularly interesting are the reflections of the consequences and possible solutions.
By publishing this video on vimeo Rick Young pointed out that the problem affects us all, "This is an important presentation – for those who don’t know, the VFX industry is in crisis with many facilities either struggling to make a living or going bankrupt. This is a world-wide industry problem, highlighted by the movie, Life of Pi, which brought in a tremendous profit, yet the VFX company which made the movie possible is now out of business. The State of the VFX Industry is not just about the VFX Industry. It is about us all. Scott Ross and Scott Squires speak about the Past, Present and Future of the VFX Industry and potential solutions to the myriad of problems facing us all."