Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Is It All Going To ..."

The British Isles?

... [ILM London] was set up in double-quick time in order to make sure ILM, originally set up in California by Lucas to produce the groundbreaking effects for the Star Wars films, is on hand to work closely with the rest of the production this time. ...

Already though, the studio is looking for a second site nearby to house almost as many staff again [as the initial 180], as the Star Wars workload increases and it takes on more work, including the forthcoming sequel to the Marvel superhero blockbuster Avengers Assemble.

Soon, ILM London will aim to handle three to five films at different stages of production simultaneously. ... The next 12 months finishing Star Wars will be high pressure for ILM London, but the studio must pitch for more work, including from the non-Disney sources that will be required to ensure its investment pays off....

What's left unsaid here, as it is left unsaid about lots of articles regarding CG studios around the globe: If the Free Government Money and/or Really Low Wages go away, so does the work.

It will be interesting to see how much CG work the oncoming Free California Money attracts. My bet is that it will be some, but certainly not a ton, because there are taller stacks of Free Money being offered in London, Vancouver, Montreal and several other places.


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