she-hulk Star Tatiana Maslany, series creator Jessica Gao, and producer Kat Coiro have spoken out about the criticism generated by CGI on the show, as well as their own concerns about the treatment of visual effects workers. The trio’s comments on the songs occurred during she-hulk‘s at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Wednesday.
In recent weeks, several stories have surfaced from VFX house and its employees accusing Disney of being particularly difficult to work with. According to stories, Disney often creates bidding wars on their projects, driving prices down thanks to their size and power in the industry. This leads to smaller teams on each project, which increases the demand for man hours. On top of that, Disney also frequently requires changes very late in the process, causing artists to work even worse hours, the anonymous employees say.
“I feel incredibly respectful of the talent of these artists and the speed with which they have to work. Obviously much faster than they should be given,” Maslany said during the TCA panel. “I know there are a lot of eyes on the CG and the criticism or whatever. I think we have to be super aware of how working conditions are not always optimal and that they have achieved these incredible advances in industry and technology. I look at it and I see thoughts, you know, it doesn’t look like a cut scene from a video game.”
“And we sympathize with what they say,” Coiro said. “The truth is that we work with them but we are not behind the scenes in these long nights and days. So if they feel pressured, we are with them and we listen to them.”
Faced with these conditions, many VFX houses and studios have begun trying to unionize, giving artists and employees more collective power to help guide their studios and demand higher and fairer prices from Marvel.
“It’s just a huge undertaking to have a show of this scale where the main character is cg, it’s a very overwhelming and huge thing to take on and it’s terrible that many artists feel rushed and feel the workload is too great,” Gao. said. “I think everyone on this panel stands in solidarity with all workers and is very much in favor of good working conditions.”
“Pro union,” added Maslany.
she-hulk has received backlash for its CGI after the release of every one of its trailers thus far, including one last month at Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel. she-hulkThe release date was also pushed back a day, with a low-key announcement on Wednesday via the official Disney Plus calendar for August.