Originally Posted by SanjayChand
More fx in films = more fx jobs.
Less fx in films = less fx jobs.
Seems like a no-brainer to me.
This is an interesting point, especially considering the echo-chamber that is a visual FX forum/website.
The point of movies, TV's, games etc is not to employ visual FX artists. The point *should* be to tell compelling stories. If VFX artists can help with that, great.
I have seen comments previously where people have said that more FX is good for the industry (being the CG industry), not matter what, as it employs more people.
Sorry, but no, that does not compute. VFX jobs exist to help create a vision. If that vision can be created another way, then yeah, those jobs should go.
That might no be a popular opinion, but no one has a "right to work" in VFX.
I think less or at the least more subtle VFX are needed to create compelling stories. Case in point: I saw the latest Iron Man 3 trailer and thought "Well, that's a nice Blizzard-like demo reel". The whole thing basically looked like a game intro and didn't seem "real" at any point.