Tatiana Maslany, the show's creator Jessica Gao, and producer Kat Coiro have spoken out about CGI criticisms levied at the show, as well as their own concerns about the treatment of visual effects workers during a She-Hulks panel during a summer press tour on Wednesday.
Several stories have surfaced from a VFX company and their employees, alleging that Disney is notorious for being particularly difficult to deal with. According to the accounts, Disney often organizes bidding conflicts on its projects, resulting in smaller teams on each project, increasing the demand for working hours. On top of that, Disney also frequently demands changes very late in the process, leading artists to work even worse hours.
I'm profoundly deferential to how skilled these artists are and how quickly they have to complete their assignments. Maslany said during the TCA panel. I understand there are lots of eyes on the CG and criticism or whatever. I do think we have to be super conscious of how work conditions arent always ideal and that theyve made incredible advancements in the industry and technology. I see thoughts, you know, it doesn't appear like a video game cut scene.
We stand behind what they say, said Coiro. We work with them but we were not behind the scenes on these long nights and days. So if theyre under pressure, we stand with them and listen to them.
In the face of these challenges, many visual effects studios and studios have begun the struggle to organize, gaining collective power both to guide their studios and to demand higher, more fair prices from Marvel.
It's a massive undertaking to produce a show of this magnitude where the main character is cg, it's a very overwhelming and monumental undertaking to take on, and it's horrifying that a lot of artists feel overwhelmed and feel the workload is too great, according to Gao. Everyone on this panel stands in solidarity with all workers and is very supportive of good working conditions.
Maslany is a pro-union.
After the release of each of its trailers so far, She-Hulk has received outrage for its CGI, including one last month at a Marvels San Diego Comic-Con panel. She-Hulks' release date was also postponed by a day, with a quiet announcement on Wednesday via the official Disney Plus schedule for August.