Originally Posted by RobertoOrtiz
Guys sorry the coming rantÖ
Right now in our industry we have this INSANE DOG EAT DOG mentality.
Like Gollum going after the ring, we have lost sight of everything else that should be important in life. The STUDIOS know about this, the sleaze ball clients know about this, and that is why frankly we get no respect at all.
Hell that is why when you see the movie credits we are listed AFTER THE CATERERS.
This stupid SELFISHNESS we share, this lack of a sence of community, is killing ALL OF US while the wrong people enrich themselves. I know so many artists in their 40's that are frankly scared beyond belief about their futures. And donít get me started about the older artists from an earlier generation, who I know are in danger of being homeless because of medial issues caused by work.
Something should be done about this, and I feel strongly that the organizations that are supposed to represent CG artists have a moral obligation to try to do something aout this. After all they helped to sell this LIE about the glamour of this industry.
I am not naive, I am not talking about taking the studios one on one. That is , not practical, and I donít see it even happening from this lot.What I am talking is to at least an ACKNOLEDGEMENT for artists groups that there is a HUGE problem in the industry right now.
For example, I LOVE ACM SIGGRAPH, but I have never seen a panel at the national conference about the HORRIBLE JOB CRISIS the industry is facing . (Please do correct me if I am wrong).
That is why I asked before if the organizations that should be representing artists could do something about this.
One example from another career is the American Chemical Society.
I have friends who are chemical scientists and are members of this organization.
They tell me that do events ALL THE TIME, locally and nationally to help their members get jobs, career advancement and training.
Any other ideas?
There's an interesting post on VFX Soldier about Scott Ross trying to get some support within the industry for a trade association...
Turns out none of the big companies showed much interest :-(