In the last several months, there have been major layoffs at visual effects, gaming and animation companies.
They don't want you. They want your skills because they can profit from them. But if they can get your skills from software or find somebody with your skills (or almost your skills) who will work cheaper, they'd prefer that.
When the project is finished and they're done with your skills, you're expendable. If the projects they pick lose money, you pay by losing your job.
If they can find a government stupid enough to use taxpayers' money to subsidize them (when they are already profitable), they'll relocate.
If they need to buy skills from another company, they'll do it as cheaply as they can, even if it means they put the company out of business.
And if they see other skills that will make them more money than yours, they no longer want your skills.
Any why? Because they have money and that makes them think they are smart. But they're not as smart as they think. And they know (and they're right) that money attracts skills like a magnet, so as long as they have money, they don't have to worry about finding skills.
Their money comes from the audience: you and me. So long as we give them money, they won't change. As long as the skills chase the money, nothing will change. But if the skills can get their money from the audience, everything will change.