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A VFX Artist Claims Marvel is a ‘Horrible Client,’ Describing the Working Conditions

Published on July 11th, 2022 | Updated on July 11th, 2022 | By FanFest

A former Marvel VFX artist has launched a scathing attack on the company, branding it “a terrible client”.

Dhruv Govil took to social media earlier this month to post an article by TheGamer, which detailed a Reddit discussion in which VFX artists stated they had previously experienced problems working with Marvel on TV and film projects.

Marvel, according to Govil, was a key influence in his decision to leave the VFX business, and it has caused coworkers to break down from exhaustion. Govil went on to say that the problem began with the start of the MCU and is still an issue today.

In response to the criticism, the ex-VFX artist acknowledged that there is frequently a lack of appreciation or concern for the technical process involved in bringing these pictures to life. This is consistent with what was said on Reddit last year.

Govil has worked on Marvel Studios films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man: Homecoming in the past. Many of the artists who spoke about their experiences on Reddit stated that they also worked for Marvel Studios, but many have asked their bosses to stop sending them on these projects in future.

“I request to not work on [Marvel] movies and TV shows. Unfortunately, they’re becoming our biggest client. They expect a smorgasbord of options, so they can change their mind three more times.”

Fans have been attacking the visuals in Marvel’s VFX work lately, however for a significantly different reason than previous movies. Thor: Love and Thunder has received criticism from fans for its visuals, which some claim are reminiscent of those in Spider-Man 2. These worrying reports of being overworked may be a major cause behind any deterioration in quality.

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