Thirty-three students from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University worked for months to craft most of the post-production visual-effects for the independent feature.
VFX Soldier, a visual-effects blog, criticizes tuition-sponsored programs like the academy’s that have students “pay to work for free.” The anonymous blogger, a practicing visual-effects artists, said it takes advantage of students and institutionalizes free labor. “If you’re okay with working for free why would you need overtime, health insurance, retirement benefits,” the blogger said in an interview with WSJ.
I wrote about this issue last year:
I hope they’ll be ready for the Beasts of the VFX Wild.