Below are helpful documents and links for VES members and non-members. Read about the state of the global visual effects industry, get information about employee rights from the NLRB, download visual effects and production related apps for your phone or tablet and much more! Please click on a category below to expand that section.

Business & Legal Documents

Employers who require employees to sign confidentiality agreements (and who discipline employees for violating them) may want to take heed: The NLRB has taken a very aggressive stance against such agreements when they employees may reasonably view them as prohibiting disclosure of information about compensation or working conditions to union representatives, even if the employee is not a member of a union and the employer does not have represented employees. This development could have a significant impact where labor costs are a key element of the budgeting process, and where, for competitive reasons, an employer wants to protect this information from its competitors.

For more information, follow this link to a recent article by Ellen J. Shadur, a labor attorney at Baker & Hostetler, LLP in Los Angeles.

 

Here are some additional links

NLRB Announces New Posting Requirement - From Baker Hostetler Labor Relations

Notification of Employee Rights - From National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

 

Below are some useful Deal Memos

If you have any questions regarding the deal memos listed below, please contact Brad Rienke

Technology

The VES Technology Committee has published and maintains several projects for the benefit of the VFX practitioner:

Cinematic Color
Plese send any feedback about this topic to cinematic color

Camera Reports
Feedback and discussions about his topic at VES Camera Report Working Group

VFX Reference Platform
The VFX Reference Platform is a set of tool and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software for the VFX industry.

Useful Links