The Visual Effects Society had its membership meeting yesterday. Parts of it were dreadfully boring, and other parts were quite interesting (particularly the debate that arose about awards categories). VES is still a young society, and there are a lot of improvements that can be made about how the organization benefits its members. I've decided to throw my hat in the ring and have applied to join the Technology and Standards & Practices committees. Hopefully this organization can succeed in its goals of raising the stature within the industry, and therefore the credit, compensation, and job security, of the artists who are responsible for a large percentage of what people are actually excited about in most blockbuster films these days.