Discussion in 'Art, Culture, and Literature' started by Viz, Aug 15, 2010.
Anybody that buys this is a piece of shit.
but i want it in hd
get the releases that i linked to earlier and also made an entirely new thread about
anybody that buys
I am coming to a serious decision in my life....I'm getting ready to possibly leave the country I love (maybe for good) so i can find a new job. That's how tough times have become. ...
I had two heart attacks by the age of 37 in this business. I got caught working 100 hour weeks on some summer blockbuster. On the 75th straight day of work (mandatory 7 day weeks/17 hour days) I fell asleep at the wheel and did two 360's on the 10 freeway hitting 3 people. That was my only day off. I didn't mind at the time I was making like $1000 a day.The real problem occured after 3 months. I never looked in the mirror. With all the catered breakfast, lunchs and dinners, 12-15 hour days, I had shot up to 290lbs (I was 200 when i started the job). THats 90lbs in 3 months. Too many breakfast burritos.....and I smoked 2 packs a day....and drinking tons of coffee.......They took me to the hospital with chest pains around 120 days.The nurse in the ER didn't believe I was having a heart attack..."What? How old are you, 37? Thats too young...". The blood pressure cuff read 235/120.....She didn't beleive me until I started having nausea after telling her my arms were numb....I threw up in her lap. I was 238/125 now.........and ticking........ They first gave me a green sauce (which is what it looked like). They explained to me it was to freeze my esophogus....Just to make sure that it wasn't indegestion. The pain continued....What is worse, you get so helpless. Literally, you're lying on your own slab and unable to move. You see their lips moving, but can't hear what they are saying. They asked me "Sir are you on methamphetamines? Do you smoke crack?" They thought I was a junkie....and it's the part in the movie where it goes all slow motion. I'm having a heart attack and the ER doctors think I'm on coke. It's true I hadn't had a physical since I was 18.....and I was uninsured......It was called "Defensive Medicine" designed to prevent me from suing them........ But could 90 hour weeks cause this? Unfortunately, the doctors never met an overworked VFX worker.I waited in pain almost 4 hours...as they watched me have a heart attack.....they waited 'til the blood panels came back negative for ANY drugs. Finally that convinced them I was not a drug addict like they anticpated and I was indeed having a heart attack....... My blood pressure went up so high that it crushed my heart.....'til I wound up in these fools hands. Next thing I know they are shoving up a wired camera up my wazoo. In laymen's terms: they inserted a wire with a camera in my crotch....a femoral artery ...past my balls, my stomach into my heart. .......you have to be concious for the whole procedure. It's part camera and part claw.....if the camera sees something, the claw rips it out......There I am on a cold steel table with a camera in my most important aterery......The guys were telling jokes.....(most of the techs looked like they were under 27). The guy with the device now inside my heart......I watched as they inserted radioactive dye into ....or what looked like my own heart...on TV. They all laughed about getting laid at tonights parties.....It was Halloween in Los Angeles.....and you would shit your self at what LA hosptial i was in. Not many men get to see their own heart beating before there eyes...unless it was in a Quentin Terantino movie. Because i had no insurance, that night, they placed me in a room with a woman who was in the last days of her life (...in a nasty state of dementia).....she couldn't sleep and she screamed all night because she was in agony........I'm thinking here I am...they can't save me and they can't kill her......stuck here in the middle with you.......I was in the movie Jacobs Ladder ....... no, alas, the American medical system.....isn't this the best medical system in the world?.....well maybe for some people......I suddenly realized I was not them.......I was in between health coverages....and now I am uninsurable.I lost like 40 lbs and went back to work. On the next summer blockbuster I had my second heart attack......and I was back at work 5 days later. Out of the hospital on friday back at work on monday. I could tell NO ONE about my condition with out the fear of being fired. I have since lost about 70 lbs and have my condition under control.....all though forced OT jacks my blood pressure up. The company where my first heart attack occured, they politely refused to hire me back.Years later I went back to.....that fateful company. No pipeline......absolute chaos....and high end assets hit their plate. They call me in to save the day..........immediately into OT. I forgot my medication and I wasn't feeling good so I told the coordinator I needed to leave for the night and was unable to work OT.She was like "Sure! we are all about safety!"...she went on...."In fact a couple years ago we had an VFX artist get hospitalized from a heart attack." I was like, "Laura.....that was ME....".....you almost kill yourself for a company...... and then they dont even remember you. That company later went bankrupt ... owing me close to $10,000 in back pay.With worker productivity being the highest in the world, why would you outsource away from workers like myself who would literally kill them selves for a job?Answer: You can get someone who will kill themselves for $15 a day in some other country. The Indians and the Chinese will have their OT and have their heart attacks too.....they will have their mortgages....and their wives that wonder why they don't see them any more....and have kids that wonder were there dad is.....their sister will have cancer and they need to miss work without being fired............or they realize they are us........but realize they sold their soul for less money.Your facts about the AMPTP don't scare me.....That the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have sold out 10,000 + American workers so they can employ slave labor. Its not scary.............its worse for me...I'm a 40-year-old, shit-kicking VFX artist, who has no health care in a job that is literally killing me......I'm the lowest you can go..........I have nothing to lose.I've got a ton more horror stories. I've also retained a lot of the knowledge from being in bed with snakes. Things like mark ups and how much studios are really making.....and accounting practices....If we can educate the fucking Gnomon kids on how much people are making off their asses.......we could shake the community if we do one simple thing...let everyone know what everyone is making......if we can take the glamour off the most unglamourous business.....Unions? I don't think we can get one.....but that doesn't mean we can't stop outsourcing......My goal is to simply remind everyone that this is a business..and no one gives a fuck if you worked onLord of the Rings ...or you worked with Dykstra.......or you were on Star Wars ......it's not about hacking it in shitty pipelines either.....we are really gifted individuals and we deserve some respect for what we do.I had a buddy who was at ILM. He was walking to the parking lot.....when the EP of ILM and Geroge Lucas were walking by. Lucas was super pissed off and was talking loudly. (Keep in mind, this is a true story.) My friend overheard George Lucas say ..."You know what the problem with this business is? Look at this parking lot.....too many BMWs".Excuse me??!!!....but I didn't see George do all the concept drawings or pour the glue on the minatures...nor get behind the camera or do the stunts. A lot of people went in to making him look like a genius. And now ILM is part singapore.......I'm sure the stinking Force was too strong there. No? George?If we could just tell people our heroes are not who we think they are......
tl:dr, read the bolded part.
did SCF or blackcat34 write that
I picture George Lucas driving a 90s Volvo or Subaru Outback or something, so I don't get what's so crazy about the quote or why you included the rest of whatever novel it's from
Same crap in advertising, and the gaming industry, since GTA4 and COD made more money than Avatar or Titanic. Corporate crap everywhere. We really need unions, but if even the US doesn't have them, there is little precedent for the rest of us. I believe things are a bit better here in Europe (not UK), and if you don't mind the cold, Sweeden, Norway, Germany are the way to go. The Czechs have some cool studios too. You might find some of the same crap, but at least around these parts, most countries respect human rights and you have decent healthcare, even if you don't have a job at some point. I know we're a bunch of pussy snobs, but Europe is not that bad.
Oh I actually don't like unions or nationalized healthcare. I just posted that for the snobbery that is George Lucas, and to maybe shed some light on how bad the VFX industry is. I'm actually a independent VFX artist (as well as motion graphics artist for commercials) and life aint bad at all. People just need to leave L.A. and work on indies and/or realize that they may have to take up other work they might not like as much.
Location: Daphne, AL
Oh, and if the rumors of new Starwars movies are true, and they are directed by Peter Jackson, then some one owes me an internet or something.
Didn't you bring that up in another thread? Where are you hearing these rumors? Sounds like bullshit fan wishful thinking to me.
i really hope it's true.
It also reminded me of ...
I brought it up years ago. I heard it from a friend who has a friend who works in Hollywood doing film archives or something. He heard from his friend that Jackson had been on the Prequal sets and Lucas was priming him for future Star Wars films. I have no clue how trustworthy the 2nd or 3rd friends are though.
Sounds pretty dubious to me. It's easy for something like that to turn into a game of telephone. Could've started with one person observing Jackson visiting the set and thinking "wouldn't it be cool if he directed new Star Wars movies?" and by the 4th or 5th person that's been warped into Lucas actually grooming Jackson for something. It's entirely possible Jackson was invited to check out the production, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Filmmakers hang out like that.
And I can give at least one concrete reason why it seems unrealistic to me: ever since ESB Lucas has had a really tight creative grip on the films, either doing it himself in the case of the prequels, or hiring a yes man for ROTJ (which many people think George essentially ghost-directed). Someone like Jackson, who would probably have his own vision for things, seems like an unlikely candidate. But who knows, maybe Lucas is looking for someone to pick it up after he dies/retires.
I still want my internet/cookie if it's true.
This so hard. This country and everyone here wants to fuck you over in the games industry.
The very first line of this story:
Are you kidding me?
I doubt most of the people who bought the Bluray set have no idea of the changes made.
And if they did know they wouldn't care. At the end of it, the changes only change the experience so very very minimally, and if they were there in the first place, the movies would still have reached the same acclaim (except episodes 1 2 3)
So you think that most of them were well aware of the changes? Strong double negetive up in this bitch.
Sorry, I'm posting at work and try to keep my browser up as little time as possible. I changed my thought mid sentence obviously.
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More changes to Star Wars on Blu-ray? Nice try George, but some a-hole already ruined my childhood.
"My name is George. I’m unemployed and I live with my parents."
Bought the BluRay complete Saga today. I detest giving Lucas my money, but I just wanted it. I wish V, VI, VIII were in their original theatrical version but whatever they are still good movies.
The packaging is absolutely beautiful. Probably the best BluRay/DVD Package I've ever seen. It's like a Hard Cover book with each page containing its own disc with a lithograph from each movie. One thing I am appauled by is the full lithograph on the back cover (while still amazing) grotesquely over-compensates the newer movies over the classics. Hans, Skywalker, Leah and Lando have only a small area on the top right hand corner (which gets covered by a booklet) while the newer characters have giant portraits throughout. Almost seems like Lucas resents the original movies.
V, VI, VIII
Jesus, am I high?
What did you think of VIII?
That wasn't even by accident. I actually thought it was spelled that way.
not really surprised this guy bought the fucking blu-rays
uh, no. not in the least bit. why the hell would i be?
Is there a definitive list of changes now that people have seen the actual products?
i saw a complete one somewhere on wikipedia a few weeks ago but now i can't freaking find it. here's a less-complete one that i found though http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_changes_in_Star_Wars_re-releases#2011_Blu-ray_release
Is it bad that I really have an issue with people writing Threepio as a name, rather than C3PO?
I've never seen that, but I'd be furious. Why not 3PO? It's like that joke in the Earthworm Jim manual about EWJ having more syllables.
for the love of god, stop posting these inane bullshit videos. Do you really think they are clever or funny?
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