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Did you catch the Superbowl? Did you see the Joe trailer? And a bunch of other cool trailers were out there, Transformers 2, Star Trek, nice. Unfortunately, one of my shots did not make it into the trailers, but that's the way it goes. We've been working pretty diligently since the beginning of the year to hit all our deadlines.. Joe comes out in August, a ways away, but we're almost done.

Lots of things have happened since I last wrote. First things first. VFXWages is almost there. We've been done with the updates and bug fixes and the like that we want for the last several weeks, and right now we're waiting for the company formation paperwork to go through. I want to publicly thank my programmer/database guy that's helping me with this monumental undertaking, Brandon. He's tossed some great ideas into the site, and helped make the dream a reality. Cheers buddy! In the next several weeks, hopefully much sooner, you'll see a brand new interface for VFXWages, making it easier to find out the going rates for the industry of your choice, as well as still add your salary anonymously. I'm also preparing a PR release to coincide with the inauguration of the public beta. This will hopefully happen the month of February, and I'll most likely announce it here first, then on the VFXWages news feed, and onward. For those wondering, yep, I've got a comprehensive business plan in place, and we're hitting our marks.

Second thing, I've started tweeting.. Sure, I'm a little confused as to what exactly I might twitter about, so it contains a bunch of different things I'm doing at various times of the day. If you're that interested, go ahead and follow me. I don't have a fancy schmancy iPhone to constantly twit from, but hey, I'm on a computer for close to 14 hours a day anyway. There's always a way for me to reach out!

And last, the VES VFX voting is underway! There's a ton of great work in the final four of each category. It's very tough to make a final decision at times! Luckily this year the VES is providing us with a plethora of different streams and codecs to ease the viewing. QT HD and streaming as well as WMV. We've got another week or so for voting, I'm about halfway done or so. The behind the scenes are pretty nice, and it's a shame that most people won't see them!


Hey Aruna,
I stumbled across your blog and just wanted to let you know how useful vfxwages appears to be. I am waiting for my invitation to clear, but am looking forward to exploring its uses. As a film student about to graduate, this is exactly the kind of information I am looking for. I like the idea that the vfx artist community can anonymously help each other through the power of social networking.
I am currently focusing on vfx or editorial as possible career paths, and although my dad is a producer in the film industry, he never fully shared with me the exact dollar amounts people are making, which was always frustrating as it gave me a pretty limited view of my options.
Im pulling for the Mummy 3 to win the vfx oscar, obviously the only oscar category the film belongs in. My dad worked on the film and I got to spend some time in China during the tech scout, so good luck.

Anyways thanks for putting the site together, I will continue to follow your blog.

Stick with the twitter. Its actually really useful the more you use it.

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