Originally Posted by leigh
If you want to call that "resistance towards other fields" then go ahead. I call it knowing what I enjoy and sticking with it, because enjoyment of my job is absolutely paramount.
I agree, which is why I'm surprised you're so adamantly in support of what was said about complaints about moving for work.
Originally Posted by -dc-
So, everyone has a choice to make, in my opinion. You can either adapt to the world around you, move for work if you need to, or find creative ways to stay where you are and not be so hell-bent on doing that particular job you're so used to doing. There's nothing wrong with doing something different to get by, especially if you love where you live.
Of course people don't have to work on features in vfx, but I think it's unfair to to tell people just "adapt" and take on different types of jobs if you want to settle down. I want to continuing doing what I love, but I also don't want to have to leave my loved ones to do so.
I'm no expert on subsidies, and of course it's not the one thing to blame for everything. But I haven't honestly heard a good thing about it for the industry in the long run. Great for short boosts, seems to leave unemployed in its wake. It's not good when an industry relies off a subsidy to be in a location, and that industry is mobile enough to jump ship the second those subsidies stop coming in.
It'd be great if the subsidies ended, and the industry remained there, and our work spread out across the world, but that doesn't seem to be what I see happening. I just see studios moving work where the current best subsidy is, and then people having to follow those studios around. And nobody can compete with a country/location dumping money into studios creating these insane under bids.
But again, I'm no expert and could completely wrong on this. Is London bouncing back right now work wise? Or LA? If so then subsidies might actually be paying off in the end. I really am open to changing my opinion on them.