For decades, visual effects has been the craft that adds the “impossible” to entertainment productions. Visual effects artists and technicians are the ones removing the green sound stages and adding fantastic scenery and worlds, seamlessly changing actors into aliens, adjusting background scenery and adding the final polish to just about every frame of footage presented on the screens large and small.
Visual effects has become woven into the production pipeline and is one of the last pieces of the entertainment industry that has yet to band together to create standards for their workplace. This has caused instability and undue hardships that visual effects workers are eager to change. The time has come for those workers to stand together and demand a better work life. The IATSE is ready to help.