Jeff Heusser Interviews Art Directors Guild Prez

VFX Artist and FXGuide co-founder and write Jeff Heusser interviews Art Directors Guild president Tom Walsh:

http://www.fxguide.com/fxpodcasts/fxpodcast-another-chat-with-tom-walsh/

I wrote a post a few months ago about my surprise to hear the efford by the Art Directors Guild to represent matte painters and previz artists. The latest surprise is that the IATSE is allowing Tom Walsh to speak with Jeff Heusser but not letting Jim Goodman, the man in charge of organizing VFX for the IATSE, do an interview.

Is it free-for-all time? Does that mean The Animation Guild can freely try to organize other VFX artists?

Jeff Heusser also speaks about the effort to improve the VFX industry by Scott Ross, the VES, and the various labor organization groups. All have one thing in common: They all seem to be stuck in the mud.

Soldier On.

3 Responses to Jeff Heusser Interviews Art Directors Guild Prez

  1. The VES is proceeding as planned. We’re not stuck.

  2. k says:

    Ultimately it’s up to the artists themselves to determine who or what local (if any) will represent them. If the VFX artists at a given studio sign rep cards to be represented by the Art Directors Guild (IA local 800) or the Animation Guild (IA local 839), and they’re willing to vote that way, then it doesn’t matter what the honchos at the IATSE want.

    Sadly, the reason everyone is stuck in the mud is that most VFX artists are afraid to stick their necks out, and most think signing a rep card is the same as sticking their neck out.

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