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My 2¢. Why We Formed the Motion Design Association – Standards of Professional Practice

(Originally posted on Motion Design Association) Posted on November 16, 2011 by Bran Dougherty-Johnson The Motion Design Association has issued a Standards of Professional Practice document, asking all Motion Design artists to adhere to a professional ethical code in order to make the industry that we work in fairer and more equitable for everyone. A simple list of the rights we … Continue reading

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Dear VES 2.0

(Originally posted on PSST!) What VFX + Motion Graphic Design workers need: Compliance with Federal and State Labor laws regarding:Proper classification as W2 workersPaid Overtime AND Portable Retirement and Health Benefits AND Standardization of creditsUse of all work for their portfolio A yearly salary survey An organization that fights spec work and unpaid pitches Thanks,Bran … Continue reading

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On Crowdsourcing, Spec Work and Pitching – AGAIN.

(originally posted at PSST!) Thomas Wilder wrote a great, very well-argued post on IDSGN a few days weeks ago about how he believes that crowdsourcing, spec work and pitching are sabotaging the value of design and are bad for the profesion. Of course, it sparked a lot of discussion on twitter, getting re-tweeted by Jason Santamaria, the AIGA and other well-respected industry leaders. … Continue reading

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Reaction to VES 2.0

(Originally posted at PSST!) Yesterday VES, the honorary society for Visual Effects Artists, announced its intentions to lead the visual effects industry as it faces myriad complex issues. From its Open Letter: “It should not come as a surprise to anyone that the state of the visual effects industry is unsettled. Artists and visual effects companies … Continue reading

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Scott Squires: Global VFX Workers

(originally posted at PSST!) Scott Squires has posted another excellent essay on an idea for a Global VFX (and I’m hoping Motion Design) Workers’ organization. Is this a union? No, not really. But it just may be something that could happen right now for everyone in the industry; in films, tv, and commercial work, freelancers, … Continue reading