Watch: Rhythm & Hues' Full 30-Min Doc 'Life After Pi' on VFX Industry
"It jelled the entire VFX community into being horrifically pissed off at how they were being treated." The full online short has debuted for a documentary on visual effects company Rhythm & Hues, which became the center of attention in 2013 when their work on Life of Pi won the Oscar, despite employees protesting on the streets just outside, still waiting for their paycheck. The doc is called Life After Pi and is made by the employees of the VFX firm, discussing the events that occurred, the troubles in the industry regarding VFX work, and hopefully the outcome of their plight and the next big steps in the industry. See the full doc now.
Update: So, only a few weeks after the trailer first debuted, the full 30-minute short film has arrived online in its place. The YouTube has now been updated and below you can watch the full doc Life After Pi, which they state "is only the first chapter of an upcoming feature-length documentary that delves into the larger, complex challenges facing the US Film Industry and the many professionals working within it, whose fates and livelihood are intertwined." Watch this short doc now and visit the website for updates on that feature.
Here's the full 30-minute documentary from Rhythm & Hues - Life After Pi, uploaded direct to YouTube:
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"It's a catalyst for the change in this industry that's going to put in the right direction - the rebirth for visual effects." Thanks to Deadline for the early information on the doc. Life After Pi is short documentary filmed on location at Rhythm & Hues Studios - the Los Angeles based visual effects company that won an Academy Award in 2013 for its groundbreaking work on Ang Lee's Life of Pi - during the weeks that followed a devastating bankruptcy. The documentary was made by R&H employees who picked up cameras as the meltdown ensued and is part of a larger documentary titled Hollywood Ending - more info on that here. We have updated this post with the full 30 minute short above - here's the original trailer. Thanks for watching.