Are you a VFX artist looking for a job? Here is an opportunity of a lifetime:
LIBERATOR is a 20-minute short film/back door television pilot. It stars Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk) as a disgraced, washed-up, ex-superhero whose attempts to get his life back on track go south when his secret black ops past comes back to haunt him. Also stars Peta Wilson (La Femme Nikita,) Michael Dorn (Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Ed Asner (Up).
We are seeking VFX artists to handle a variety of shots from simple compositing and dust layers and green screen layering and finessing, to 3-D modeling and explosions. We have two excellent artists working on the film but need more to finish by our deadline, Jan 31. There is pay, but it’s only a token payment. There is very little money left in the budget. The ideal candidate will be excited about getting in on the ground floor of a new superhero franchise with this great cast, as well as imdb credit. This project is repped by New Wave Entertainment and also feature original comic art from former Marvel Comics Art Director Darren Auck.
To learn more, please visit www.facebook.com/liberatormovie.
Watch the sizzle reel here: http://vimeo.com/32345245
Fellow VFXers, please don’t fall for this bullshit. As you can see from the video above they spent all their budget on Z-list actors and Ed Asner in front of a green screen that they hope will have explosions and shit on it.
What I love is how they try to play it off as though a credit on their short film is appropiate compensation in lieu of pay. Do you think any of those people on the set agreed to those terms? I doubt it and nor should you.
I’ve written a bit on how some employers in the industry capitalize off the perceived prestige of their work. I call it the price of prestige.