to collude against collusion

Friends, colleagues, comrades! The Croner Survey has been called by some “the Holy Grail of US VFX wages.” It is considered to be the most accurate and comprehensive survey of wages in the VFX industry.

In an animation cooperative (the subject of this blog), finances would be transparent and wage scales would be agreed upon by the workers.

In the meantime however, it is my belief that having access to the same information studios have when they make us an offer should be a right afforded to every artist, not just a tool afforded to those who collude against us.

Someone,several people actually, were kind enough to share it with me, and now I pass this seed along to you. In the spirit of their benevolence: Make a copy, share it with your friends, spread it around and let it grow into a field of confident and empowered visual effects artist who are never again tossed about by the winds of negotiation. Let us crush the trophy in the race to the bottom, and let us ensure that no artist walks into negotiation unarmed with the same knowledge their employer has about wage standards across studios.

Okay, oration and grandeur out of the way, here’s the biz. 🙂

Original xlsx file:

Google Spreadsheet:

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