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Scanline VFX LA Reviews

Updated Nov 5, 2018

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Like just about any VFX facility it has it's good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Scanline VFX LA

    Pros

    Scanline is one of the few VFX houses left in Los Angeles that still does feature work. They only do feature work. Their base day is 8 hours. They are more flexible than most when it comes to varying schedules. This is a satellite facility (primary one is in Vancouver). They only hire senior level artists for this facility (generally). If you are a self-starter and can work independent you'll probably do well here....

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    Cons

    The majority of the shows work goes to Vancouver. Although they follow California labor laws, they start their work week on a Saturday, so when you start to work overtime, your first Saturday is actually the first day of your next week. Only if you work the following Friday will you get paid 6th day OT (unfortunately this is completely legal - just not ethical). Their infrastructure is over-engineered making it hard...

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    Advice to Management

    You really should take harder looks at how each production had performed and do post mortem reviews. Otherwise you keep making the same mistakes every show. Also, you should break down the network and build it up from the ground up. You shouldn't have to localize all your files while working on shot just to have decent computer performance. The owners really should step back a little bit more and let the productions...

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    Scanline VFX LA2016-03-26
  2. "Worked to death"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Scanline VFX LA full-time

      Pros

      Big projects, somewhat big shots

      Cons

      They really dont mind if you've been working 90 hours straight as long as they get their unrealistic goals met

      Scanline VFX LA2018-11-06
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great work produced. No loyalty."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Scanline VFX LA

        Pros

        The work is something to be proud of. Coworkers are talented and smart.

        Cons

        Owners care about bottom line more than people.

        Scanline VFX LA2015-03-21
      • Helpful (6)

        "Great work, Awkward work envirnment with some Actual Creepyness"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Los Angeles, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Scanline VFX LA for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great shots to work on. Some really cool folks to work with. Not bad pay if you want to move to Vancouver. Work hours are not great but not the worst either. Great equipment.

        Cons

        The management could be much better. While there are some solid management individuals, the owners are micromanagers and dont put much trust into middle management and supervisors. There really wasnt any loyalty for long term employees. Also, you have to accept that this entire company is based around propping up the ego of the owners, if you are willing to accept that everything here is about them, then its probably...

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        Scanline VFX LA2014-01-14
      • "Great family feel turned into stressful sad environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
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        I worked at Scanline VFX LA full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        - Great as a small company. Really enjoyed the family environment when it was just forming. Work comes in seasonal cycles and plentiful in FX - Great family of talented Artists - Great parties

        Cons

        - However it's Run as a mom and pop grocery store and collapses quickly when there's too much work and then lays off large amounts of the staff when there's no work due to lack of proper management of down time. - incredibly Stressful management.

        Advice to Management

        Hire an HR team.

        Scanline VFX LA2018-09-26
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