First of all, truly an excellent article -dc- . It should gain instant stickification.
Originally Posted by Jedi-Juice
Totally agree, in fact I'm practicing this right now. Took an UNPAID internship at a great studio. I'm totally stoked to be part of the team working on a studio short. FORGET ABOUT WORRYING ABOUT "HOW MUCH WILL I BE MAKING?". THE EXPERIENCE IS SO MUCH MORE VALUABLE!
I have to say this is great for you Jedi-Juice. I do have a big concern about the -unpaid- part of it.
It is a great way of this industry to undercut itself. I don't see why this industry, if it takes itself seriously, would ever go for unpaid labour. I don't care if they pay a dollar (well actually I do) But I think people should be paid according to worth, and any labour is at least worth something...even it is a traineeship. Unpaid labour is a big step.
Again, Jedi-Juice, it's not directed at you, it must be an inspirational place where you can learn a lot, I just think the practice to not pay at all is Not Good.
I wonder about how other people, especially industry professionals, feel about this. Maybe you -dc- can shed your light on this?