Hollywood films are becoming increasingly reliant on the digital wizardry of special effects.
Tell that to the FX gurus who make it all possible.
The high-profile bankruptcy of Rhythm and Hues, the firm responsible for the stunning special effects work in Life of Pi, is a test study of how FX experts are struggling to stay employed in today’s film world.
And it all comes down to studio greed, according to several FX specialists who spoke to Southern California Public Radio. Meanwhile, A-list stars rake in millions per picture as the artists who make their movies magical struggle to stay employed.
Rhythm and Hues is hardly alone is suffering economic hardships.