I'll be torn apart for this but ... read the whole thing before beating me to death or burning me.
Originally posted by sirhumperdink
i look at his wheel understand how it works and carve a copy of that wheel (and maybe added some of my own design elements further advancing the
technology)..... did i steal anything from ugg?
So what feature films did you release this year? How many big albums? What visual effects did you do?
Copying a wheel isn't copyright infringement. It doesn't make sense as an example.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by ausername
I get it, actors and directors and producers yada yada all need their pay checks so on and so forth...I don't know what to tell you, except that
it's not stealing. Someone paid for it, and they decided to gift it to the rest of us. I can guarantee you that most of those developers and actors
won't miss a dime.
What sources of information did you use to work that out?
It wasn't from the VFX artists protesting outside the oscars was it?
I've worked massive amounts of hours, and probably cut ten years off my life at least working media, and I'm not getting any particular piece of the
pie. The reason directors and actors get paid a lot is that they are used as a marketing asset. For example, if you get Brad Pitt and Zack Snyder you
have a marketing package to get more funds for your movie.
Those funds don't trickle down into post artist's, set crew, and performers pockets a lot of the time. They sink into Brad Pitt's security system
for his house and car collection. Consumers give him this power by insisting big movies have big names.
I know performers and artists that have been working for years and years and are still doing things like showing up free for a Ke$ha video or working
80 hours a week but only cashing in 37 on a regular basis.
You can't use marketable actors and directors as a base model for the earning capacity of the average person in film making. In fact most films
aren't even that successful. Many film makers turn to drink or drugs because
it sucks as an industry - not because they have massive handfuls
of spare cash. Regardless of your talent you need a Brad Pitt to get the funding, and even then you still might make a loss or not seal the deal in
It's already hard enough making an indie film, but with people able to download more mainstream crap than they can watch in a year in under a month
and having zero
invested in it - its not even like consumers want quality and depth. Your little indie film gets chucked in the movies folder
along with Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.
It's not like I agree with what's happening or think it will even work ... I uploaded my own work on mediafire a whiles ago and they flagged me for
copyright infringement. It's getting ridiculous. It's bad enough that people pirate movies, but when that pirating actually stops you posting your
own work on your paid for for web space?
So much face palm ... I think movie goers only have themselves to blame when only big budget films are screens in force and they complain about it ...
or when they say 'are movies getting worse?'
The dumbest thing is ... we're even getting hammered in the software area. You download movies then people download our software like After Effects
and Nuke. Entire cheap mini studios run on one or two purchased licenses if you're lucky sometimes. (In fact one organization in my country runs an
entire 30 person unit on trial versions of a software but how can you report this knowing your friends will lose work?)
So thus legitimate legal running companies are being punished by other post production companies using pirated plugins and softwares and therefore
creating false overheads that lower the cost expectations of those recieving post production services - this culture was started by video and game
I don't think all people who pirate are evil but don't tell me this isn't your problem or your fault, or that I'm rolling around town with 50 inch
rims and me, Rihanna and Pink are just chilling in the back seat. I make poor money, work stupid hours, and no you're not helping.
Do me and everyone else a massive favor ... buy a copy of photoshop (50% of people 'have' it), buy one big movie, and one little movie every few
months if you can ... then pirate away cos I know you're going to anyway. At least then they might think they're making a difference, and I might
get some kind of pay off before 2015 when I'll be too old to strip and will have to resort to taxi driving.