Speaking of studios. I do not agree with the ongoing Sony hack but there are some JEWELS for us there in those files. You can learn more from those files then ANY filmschool. Budgets,Marketing,Email conversations etc. Christmas came early for us guys. There is some 200gb released in 6 days. Just look at pastebin...or not.
You do not NEED a studio. But if I wrote a script and want to turn it into a movie with Bradley Cooper because I like him as an actor. Olivia Wilde because I like her. Me directing. Hoyte van Hoytema as the dp. Filming in 3 countries because that is what the script asks for. 30 shooting days and everything on location. Harry Escot composing at Skywalker sound. Six months of vfx post work with ILM. Then after the film is complete I will go with the cast on a two week long tour around the world to promote the movie. Also I want posters on busses and metro stations around the world. I want my trailer to play through adsense on youtube and on tv channels and radio around the world because I truly want everyone to know about my film. Then I want the film to play on all cinema screens on this world for 8 weeks straight. AND I and everyone who has worked with me wants to be paid handsomely before the movie even plays. Then unless I am a billionaire or can convince a billionaire to give me $50 million for this film, I really need one of the big studios because they are the best in the world in this business and have the money!!
So who is the market leader in these turn key colorgrading systems? Blackmagic or Quantel? Or others? I mean what the big studios use.