I'm genuinely surprised this topic hasn't been brought up yet. VFX companies are struggling to survive, many workers are unhappy with how the system currently is despite films like Life of Pi winning Oscars. For people unaware Rhythm & Hues the company behind those Oscar winning effects filed for bankruptcy recently having to let go over 200 employees, and yet Ang Lee was quoted as saying ''I would like it to be cheaper.'' and if you saw last nights Oscars you would have seen the FX winners being cut off before he could mention the plight of the industry as well as the 500 VFX workers protesting outside the Oscars. These people are the lifeblood for every major film we get every year, without these artists Robert Downey Jr doesn't become Iron Man, King Kong doesn't scale the Empire State building, and the world of Pandora doesn't exist. These people are spending hundreds of hours and countless overtime to make Hollywood's film look good, to bring any character you can think of come to life, to make any world you want a reality, and yet for all the fantastic work they do they are getting screwed over, in some cases people aren't even getting paid. Right now VFX artists are starting to take a stand against the system they are currently working under and I for one applaud them for it. I for one was unaware of what the circumstances were for a visual FX artist when it came to delivering work for films, in fact I'll say most of us didn't. I think members on this board need to show their support for the VFX artist for without them every franchise we love can't exist. Many supporters on Twitter and Facebook are changing their profile images to a blank green image representing what Hollywood would be with these artists, coz it's not the computers doing the work, it's the manual labour. This fantastic ariticle from Hit Fix is a good read about it.