The Supplement: The State of the VFX Industry - 'The Race to the Bottom: What's the Story Behind Bad CGI? (2020)' and 'Life After Pi. (2014)'
“But it’s still a Wild West,” he continues. “Every other department has been established for 100 years, and we’re still finding our feet. Our industry is dramatically evolving every year, too – we do things as an afterthought today that would have taken an A-list team a week to do 10 years ago. Computers are faster and more sophisticated, we have a lot more experience and expertise. But that comes with sloppy work practices – we don’t have a union like all the other departments.”
"Reportedly, under half of the VFX workforce in
London are unionised, and it may be as low as 10 or 20 per cent in other
parts of the world. So when Tony Stark’s costume design hasn’t been
finished in time for shooting Avengers: Endgame, it’s much easier to ask post-production to work slightly longer to create a CGI suit than to physically make a real costume."