Sermons | 1 Comment on What’s next for remote working? 2017 and beyond What’s next for remote working? 2017 and beyond When we started Legion in 2013, we knew that we were doing something different. Tapping into the discontent that artists were feeling by having to pick up and move to other countries every time a project ended. After 3 years of this, it’s become clear that we’ve created the largest, and most stable version of this platform to date. When I went to Siggraph this year and sat on one of several panels with my colleagues in the industry, I realized that Legion® was the only company on the panel that was actually doing medium to high end VFX work for film and television. During our time there we discovered that, increasingly among our contemporaries, there’s a lot of passion for the remote model, both in VFX and animation. More and more people are really knocking themselves out to set up tools and systems to get remote artists to be able to work comfortably. VFX Legion’s SIGGRAPH panel with Animatrik, Ciaran Foy, Master Key and vfxblog Most models I saw didn’t have a revenue source. There were great creative systems that allowed animators to work and collaborate with each other all around the world. However, it was all about pushing the passion projects. Most of these were zero revenue models or artists that were just getting working, early in their careers. By starting a business like Legion® with senior artists and a clear revenue stream, we have broken through the glass ceiling that is remote production. In the upcoming year, we will be rolling out a platform from which remote artists will be able to work with absolute security – another first for the industry. More and more people will be brought into the Legion fold, and other companies will do more to emulate what we have done. The goal for everyone should be to find the revenue stream that makes it all possible. First we unlock the artist from the facility, and in giving them freedom, we generate high quality work that productions will want to pay for. The future of crunch times and the ‘culture of fear’. You’re looking at it! The Legion Way of working will become the norm for remote visual effects work.