There are some major issues plaguing the companies that do computer effects for movies. Some of the larger and more well known firms have shut down or are in danger of shutting down. There are a number of reasons for this, and it remains to be seen how the industry and individual companies will weather this particular problem. One of the things to come out of this problem is a growing awareness of how the creation of movies, including large blockbusters from Hollywood, is becoming a more international affair. The stories covering this issue have gone into how a lot of the computer generated effects work ends up being sent to outside companies, which are then given a list of things to be done and a deadline.
This is made possible in part because of the growing international spread of computer skills related to movie production. More people around the world are learning how to use the editing and software suites which are used to edit big movies. Training in this field is growing and you have certain countries which are developing and strengthening their local base of editors. You can also see something similar when it comes to animated movies. There is a lot of animation talent and capability out there, and it is spreading out to many other countries.
So you have some of the larger companies which handle this kind of outsourced work. And at the same time, you have a growing pool of individual talent which can be called upon to work on smaller projects. Think short films and more boutique productions such as company training videos. It’s not difficult to figure out how to transfer money internationally so there is no longer any geographic limit to the people and talent that companies can outsource to. And as more firms and businesses outsource this type of work, the skills and capabilities of the recipient firms will only continue to grow.