Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Have you seen green profile pictures lately? If you have, you are seeing a protest. As a sign of solidarity to fellow VFX artists, we change the color of our profile page to green.

The company behind the Life of Pi’s stunning visual effects, which made the movie possible, Rhythm & Hues, went bankrupt as the film just passed the billion dollar mark in global ticket sales. The 3D & VFX (visual effects) companies that make the Hollywood blockbuster movies possible, sign on to bad deals typically at a loss, the Hollywood production companies walk away with profits, and artists who dedicate their lives to their craft get short changed on salary, over-time and eventually job security. The green is a form of solidarity and protest for change in our industry.

Rhythm & Hues has worked on several blockbuster movies. Their showreels are living proof that they can do magic, as so many other VFX companies.

At the Oscars, there was a protest, a way of raising awareness to this problem of the industry. Why VFX studios go bankrupt as the film studios are paid billions?

To show your support, change your profile picture to green.