Need proof the recession is still biting? Campaigning blog VFX Soldier has just turned up an example of a minimum-wage job in visual effects. The position, advertised last week on Craigslist by an unnamed studio in Longwood, Florida, pays just $8 an hour.
Not entirely surprisingly, it’s for the dimensionalisation of stereoscopic footage – a job quickly becoming the ultimate low-status entry point into the industry – and is advertised as “no previous experience required”.
Read the original VFX Soldier blog post here (The original ad doesn’t seem to be on Craigslist any more)