At some point in their careers, freelancers have probably asked themselves perfectly reasonable questions like, “How did a 10-hour day become standard?” And “Why are discussions about overtime so difficult?” Or “What can I do if I haven’t been paid?”
Building on momentum from this post and the open document linked in the comments, we’ve set up an open wiki dedicated to developing standards of practice for employers and employees working under the broad umbrella of motion design, including freelance directors, animators, designers, visual effects artists and other work-for-hire artists.
While other groups have established standards of practice for their fields, the specifics of motion design differ enough that it seems prudent to create this kind of a forum.
This site’s success depends on focused, mature contributions that raise the level of professionalism for the entire motion design industry. Any content that is not in accord with these goals will be respectfully removed.
At the moment, the site is focused on standards of practice in the United States, but we hope that with your input it can be expanded to include markets around the world. Because it’s an open wiki, the scope of the site will evolve and expand. Please add topics and content that you think will be helpful.
Special thanks to LA3D and countless others for getting the ball rolling.