And it’s not just these films. Almost all films out of Hollywood have visual effects. Most independent films use visual effects. Whether it’s a period film or a buddy comedy it uses visual effects somewhere. The work of visual effects professionals and our art form is everywhere. It permeates most moving media today to a far greater extent than people realize.
Stargate Studios Virtual Backlot Reel 2012 from Stargate Studios on Vimeo.
This Is What Movies Would Look Like Without Visual Effects ]
Clip of VFX artist, Craig Barron from Criterion Gold Rush release for more info
To all the visual effects haters out there: you've already seen thousands of shots that simply passed you by and you had no idea.
How much international business would My Dinner with Andre make on the Imax screen? How many variations on Honey Boo Boo would people around the world be willing to drive to the movie theaters and pay $10 to see? How many people would want to see 2 hours of the 'before' footage shown above? How many people would be willing to play Pong and not the latest and greatest graphic game?
Visual Effects are inexpensive
The Value of Visual Effects
Variety article by David Cohen: Is the vfx biz in India tricking artists into working for free?
Shows some of what we as visual effects workers are up against. This will be getting worse as studios continue their assault.