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  02 February 2013
Rhythm & Hues- Master Thread:(At Least Four Buyers Reportedly Interested)

Troubled Visual-Effects Company Rhythm & Hues Gets $20M Studio Infusion (Exclusive)

Quote: Rhythm & Hues Studios, the Oscar-nominated visual-effects company behind "Life of Pi," is in dire financial straits and will take an emergency $20 million capital infusion from three major Hollywood studios in order to keep its doors open through April, three individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.


Not good. :(
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  02 February 2013
This might sound rough but if these businesses are operating in a unsustainable manner it's probably better they close down which in return will reduce competition and will allow other/new studio's to charge more realistic fee's for their work..
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  02 February 2013
What's a shame is from what I've heard, R&H treats their employees well, and to have a company like this go out of business is not a good signal - IMO - to other companies that treat the employees similarly. Hopefully they will weather this storm. But I do agree that if the company is not operating in a sustainable manner, they should do something about it (hopefully not close) and get back on positive footing.

Good Luck R&H.
 
  02 February 2013
Wow, if this is really so its quite sad. R&H from what i understand is run like a family.
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  02 February 2013
fuel VFX was in dire strait after completing Prometheus who make $403,354,469 and is nominated for an Academy Awards.
R&H is now in dire strait after Life of Pi a $548,506,363 gross and a nomition for an Academy Awards.
Guys ! ... what a reward after this killing CG tiger ...

well well well ... something is rotten in the state of Denmark ...
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  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by SebKaine: well well well ... something is rotten in the state of Denmark ...

Wait what?
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by knekker: Wait what?


"something is rotten in the state of Denmark"
William Shakespeare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamlet

sorry for confusion ...
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  02 February 2013
I'm sure it's a combination of Hollywood producers nickel and diming production houses coupled with under bidding due to such fierce competition in the market. Sad, sad, sad...
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  02 February 2013
RH consists of a fine bunch of people and this is sad to hear. They produce world class fx (two Oscar nominations this year) and produce a good chunk of their work in India, Malaysia, Vancouver and rendering in Taiwan.

IMHO a lot of what goes wrong in vfx is squarely coming from the client side. Ridiculous demands, directors that have zero knowledge of the cg process, truly shitty plates with sets and characters that have to be completely replaced because somebody can't be arsed to shoot something right, major plot changes up to the last minute, etc.

Imagine how amazingly efficient a studio could be if a director who actually knows his shit would be directly sitting in an office within reach of the artists, without the multiple levels of communications between them.
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  02 February 2013
I find it funny that "something is rotten in the state of Denmark" got such a reaction. LOL
Which just shows that something is rotten.

Its disgrace that R&H have any problems at all after such a film.

Why?

Steven Spielberg is a director who knows how to work with CG, or I'm wrong?


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  02 February 2013
There is nothing wrong (maybe rotten yeah but )with the state of Denmark, rest asure we will once again build longboats and cut deep into the shores of the UK coasts, roam, kill and slaughter like we used to when we were at the finest. Wander to the azure green oceans in the south and call them our lands.
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by gkmotu: There is nothing wrong (maybe rotten yeah but )with the state of Denmark, rest asure we will once again build longboats and cut deep into the shores of the UK coasts, roam, kill and slaughter like we used to when we were at the finest. Wander to the azure green oceans in the south and call them our lands.


Na, lets be honest, you'll probably go straight on to benefits, hey everyone else does.


And sadly, very sadly, some of the R&H people might too.... God now feel really depressed.

Good luck to R&H.
 
  02 February 2013
heh
World is what it is, have a laugh and die with a smile on your face if you ask me.
There is nothing worse than seeing people wasting their lifes with problems and speculations and worries.
We can do this people! lets go!
 
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by gkmotu: There is nothing wrong (maybe rotten yeah but )with the state of Denmark, rest asure we will once again build longboats and cut deep into the shores of the UK coasts, roam, kill and slaughter like we used to when we were at the finest. Wander to the azure green oceans in the south and call them our lands.


I say the Danes are stereotyped unfairly in history. The exaggerated raping and pillaging often overshadows the settling and trading. The fine craftsmanship and beautiful artefacts. They founded my city...
it was their descendents, the Normans, who were the real savages!!
 
  02 February 2013
And ain't it lovely!
That said, we Danes or scandinavians for that matter wont ever go there again...sadly.
I sometimes think I was born in the wrong timeage.
I feel at times the need to raid shores and leave non alive, I can feel it in my blood, my pshycologist tells me it isnt a mental derail, it lies too deep for that.
hmmm, I must meditate on this.
 
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