The collaboration with Marvel might not be that great.
A visual effects artist who worked on the last two “Avengers” movies slammed Marvel on Tuesday, claiming that the franchise overhauled the team, while another artist claimed the production company was the “worst” of the bunch industry.
A VFX artist, identified only as David in the Gizmodo report, said his team was hired to work on Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. However, Marvel reportedly forgot to tell them that the film’s release date had been brought forward, so the artists found out about the pushed-up date from a colleague rather than the studio.
“The worst part was when ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’ came out,” David claimed to the publication. “They actually moved this release up a month, but they didn’t tell us.”
David recalls working when a colleague approached him with a press release.
“I remember I was on the floor with my team and one of my artists came up to me and said, ‘Hey, you see that?’ and he shows me the article that says Marvel pushed the release date up a month,” he claimed. “So we found out from a press release that we had a month less to work on all these recordings.”
Marvel eventually informed the team that they “forgot” to tell them the new release date, the artist claimed.
Several VFX artists have posted to a Reddit forum titled “I’m Honestly Sick and Tired of Working on Marvel Shows,” which is filled with complaints about the alleged working conditions and pay the company gives to VFX studios .
A VFX artist using the alias Sam claimed to Gizmodo that Marvel is “the worst example of many problems in the industry.”
“It would be one thing if sometimes it was really bad, sometimes it wasn’t… But with Marvel, it seems to be the same every time,” the artist claimed. “They tend to be as bad as you’re going to get and they’re consistently that bad.”
He also claimed the working conditions on a Marvel show were unrealistic.
“I haven’t had a day off for five weeks. And these weren’t eight-hour days. There were days of more than 10 hours,” he said. “And that was because they re-shot a month before the show was scheduled. So literally at the end of December we got taping for a show that was due out at the end of January.”
The Post has reached out to Marvel for comment.
Dhruv Govil, who worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, cited Marvel as the reason he allegedly stopped being a VFX artist.
“Working on #Marvel shows made me leave the VFX industry,” says Govil wrote in a tweet. “You’re a terrible customer, and I’ve seen far too many colleagues collapse from overwork while Marvel tightens their wallets.”
https://nypost.com/2022/08/10/marvel-slammed-as-worst-in-the-industry-by-vfx-artists/ Marvel has been dubbed the “worst” in the industry by VFX artists