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Winning an Oscar in bankruptcy: Rhythm and Hues and the visual effects biz one year later




Christina Lee Storm and Scott Leberecht were working at Rhythm and Hues when it went bankrupt.  They've made a documentary called
Christina Lee Storm and Scott Leberecht were working at Rhythm and Hues when it went bankrupt. They've made a documentary called "Life After Pi"
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Christina Lee Storm and Scott Leberecht were working at Rhythm and Hues when it went bankrupt.  They've made a documentary called
Ed Ulbrich says visual effects has become like "manufacturing"
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During last's year Oscar awards, special effects house Rhythm and Hues won for best visual effects for their work on"Life of Pi," even though the company had declared bankruptcy a few weeks before.

When the recipients of award took the stage, they talked of just losing their jobs. So one year later, where are these guys, and is it possible for creatives -- in a case like this -- to ban together to look for work?

KPCC’s Brian Watt reports.