VFX Community Slams Marvel Studios Over Working Conditions
Although Marvel Studios are known for its entertainment. The quality of its special effects has declined over the years. 2018’s Black Panther drew criticism for its final fight sequence, while the She-Hulk: Attorney at Law trailer left a lot to be desire by fans.
In recent days, artists have begun to speak out against Marvel Studios. Claiming that the company is one of, if not the worst, entertainment companies for which many artists are overwork and force to meet difficult deadlines. As a result, VFX artists are now refusing to work with Marvel Studios.
The movement began with allegations from a Reddit thread. Where artists shared their experiences working with the company. A thread, I’m honestly sick and tired of working on Marvel shows! shares artists’ stories of sleep deprivation, exhaustion, and inconsistent appetite.
MANY HAVE LEFT THE INDUSTRY DUE TO MARVEL SHOWS
“Marvel has probably the worst methodology of production and VFX management out there,” wrote user Independent-Ad419. “They can never fix the look for the show before more than half the allocated time for the show is over. The artists working on Marvel shows are definitely not paid equivalent to the amount of work they put in.”
User RANDVR shared his frustrations, writing:
“I am on my third Marvel project in a row and literally just woke up at 5:30 am on a Saturday with stress going ‘I don’t want to do this anymore. It’s 6 am now and I am making a reel to apply someplace that has projects other than Marvel because I can’t do this anymore.”
Marvel Studios’ criticism doesn’t stop at Reddit, as visual effects artist Dhruv Govil took to Twitter to share his experience. Govil previously worked on projects like Guardians of the Galaxy talked about how overwork he had been at the company.
“Working on #Marvel shows is what push me to leave the VFX industry,” he tweet. They’re a horrible client, and I’ve way too many colleagues break down after being overburden, while Marvel tightens the purse strings.”
Among the scenes, rubbish for their special effects is the airport scene from Captain America: Civil War, the climax scenes from Black Widow, and most recently, Thor: Love and Thunder, which was mock on Twitter for its huge budget and poor CGI effects.
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