VFX Union UK: Sausage Party & Nitrogen – an open letter

You probably heard already about how much went wrong during the production of “Sausage Party” for the artists working at Nitrogen.

Every time I read/hear things like this it makes me really angry. The VFX and CG-Feature industry is a multi-billion business every year, and still VFX houses and 3D-Animation Studios feel forced to underbid each other in a race to the bottom. It looks like they are just not able to create any resistance against the Film-Studios/Production companies etc. And because of that we heard in the past few years, and will for sure hear more in the future, stories like how apparently the hole production on “Sausage Party” was a big mess. People should not be terrified for wanting to go home on time, not being afraid to be blacklisted or fired because they do not work for free. I do not want to point fingers only at Nitrogen, because this is a general problem spread over a lot of different companies. I think there is much room for improvement to create a good work-life balance in our industry. I hope things will change for the best, but for now I leave you with this open letter from the VFX Union UK:

Sausage Party and Nitrogen – an open letter