The identity of the anonymous VFX Soldier blogger has been revealed to be technical director Daniel Lay. Lay, who has worked at DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Digital Domain, has spent the last three years chronicling issues that affect the visual effects industry.
Lay outed himself this morning while heading the visual effects demonstration outside of DreamWorks Animation. David S. Cohen of Variety spoke to the blogger about his reasons for coming out:
First, the movement he helped found to fight back against foreign tax incentives is becoming a formal organization, the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals and Technicians (ADAPT). Second, he said “people have been falsely accused of being VFX Soldier and have been blacklisted, so this is the time for me to come out. That got my blood boiling.”