Thursday, April 05, 2012
Digital Domain to Allow Students to Pay to Work on Feature
The VFX community is buzzing about this story regarding students at the Florida Digital Domain subsidy "Tradition Studios" paying to work on a feature animation. The whole idea gets my blood boiling. The thrust of Digital Domain's argument is that students will build their resumes and learn on the job industry training that will help them in the future. The whole idea is troubling for several reasons, but mainly because it is unethical to not only not pay workers their minimum wage as required by law, but also disguise grind work as teaching and ask student to pay for it. John Textor claims that it "looks" like they are taking advantage of students when they are not. I say, if it walks like a duck...
Here are the comments in question from Cartoon Brew