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Old 02-26-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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before you even consider going into CG/animation/vfx read this

Before you even consider going into CG/animation/vfx read this:

its is just fair that you are all aware of the state of the industry.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:18 AM   #2
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Good read, thanks for sharing.
Old 02-26-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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A decent enough article for the most part, but this bit is frankly outright bullshit:

ENTER SUBSIDIES: Government funded movie productions (up to 30% of the budget) pop up in London, Vancouver, India, Singapore, China, Australia and various other places around the world. These VFX/Animation facilities find a way to pay for the overhead of keeping artists employed and the lights on, in between the schedules of each show, with this extra money in countries with lower costs than the US.

Firstly, subsidy money doesn't go to the studio, so this claim that studios use this "extra money" to fund themselves is ignorant crap. Furthermore, studios in London, for example, have been laying off people left, right and center too. Also, lower costs than the US? I daresay London, Vancouver and Sydney are as expensive as LA.
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Also, lower costs than the US? I daresay London, Vancouver and Sydney are as expensive as LA.

I think its about corporate taxes, which are higher in the US.
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Originally Posted by AJ1
I think its about corporate taxes, which are higher in the US.

They tend to not be, in actual practice. The basic tax rate in the U.S. on corporations is pretty high, but the U.S. allows for far more deductions than the U.K. and Canada. The actual amount that U.S. corporations pay to the I.R.S is about the same as in other developed countries.
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