Hey man, it's been out there for quite a while actually. I think I've seen it mentioned here and there for years now. The point is that a lot of elderly folk(he-he
) looking to settle down transition to other cg industries that seem more stable. Crunching gets old after a while as does constant relocating. Those "dropouts" constitute a pretty big chunk of the workforce.
I think I've seen some companies "always hiring" senior artists even when they don't have open positions atm, which kinda speaks for itself.
Kinda interesting to imagine myself 10 years in and whether I'll get tired of this stuff or not