DI/Finishing colorist for feature films & broadcast. Former VFX supervisor. Done a bunch of stuff, been around, belong to several professionals guilds & associations.
Thank you for taking the time & effort to create this survey. It’s very informative, but it leads me to a few questions.
1) It looks like Baselight and possibly Mistika VR have been mis-categorized as “VFX tools” rather than “Color tools”.
2) I find it very suspicious that 5% of the color was done on Flame, while only 2% of the VFX work involved Flame. Seems suspicious. Flame is a very expensive system and it’s color grading ability is best suited to commercial length projects. There generally would be no reason to use it For color at all unless the project was already going through a Flame for VFX. Now, it’s possible that they’re using the Flame sister program, Lustre, but that’s a very different system.
3) While most projects usually rely on just one type of Editing or Color system, VFX work is often done on a variety of platforms, so a pie or “gauge” chart of them is very misleading as it should total way beyond 100%.