Hat tip to Bran Dougherty-Johnson and Jake Sargeant for putting together the 2010 Motion Graphic Design Census. According to the survey a whopping 77% of the respondents are not paid overtime by the companies they work for!
Many motionographers do a lot of commercial work along side many vfx artists. If any group needed a union the most it would be them: They work on very short term projects and move job to job very quickly and misclassification is common. I figure if a makeup artist, editor, or cinematographer can get IATSE representation on a commercial project then why can’t vfx and motion graphic artists do too?
It might be worth contacting IA organizer Jim Goodman for this: firstname.lastname@example.org