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Welcome to the Colorist Society's Australian and New Zealand chapter! This space is dedicated to local members to communicate, network, share and discover events, showcase work and techniques, and to be publicly discovered by producers and productions looking for work.

The feedback from fellow colourists encouraged the creation of this space - a space for local colourists, by local colourists. There is a want for the CSI to offer more for local members, and for membership fees to come back and enhance the offerings and events locally.

Our objective is to build a strong community, so we’d encourage feedback on what you’d like to see from your local chapter, including events, training sessions, hands on with new equipment, engagement with other societies including the ACS, NZCS and more.

We’re looking to build a detailed list of colourists from every state and territory, so please check your CSI member settings to make sure you’ve listed a business address otherwise the search filters will not work. With the updated details we’ll have a great community we can keep in touch with, and producers and production companies will be able to find local colourists too.

Thanks for being with us. We’re looking forward to building this community together.

Learn more! Click here to email the chapter officers


Warren Eagles, CSI

Jarryd Hall, CSI

Deidre "Dee" McCelland, CSI

Dave Gibson, CSI
New Zealand



Join Our Group Catch Up

On October 18 at 7pm AEST, the Australia/New Zealand Chapter will host an online meeting via our Discord Group. Along with a general group catch up, it will include a discussion about working remotely with clients in a post-COVID world. We are looking to broaden our scope, so please invite friends and colleagues from the vision side of production and post-production to take part in the discussion and perhaps become members.

Register here.

Baselight Training in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

Want to learn Baselight? FilmLight has shipped a system to OZ and it is available for official one-on-one training (one day or two). It can also be booked for solo 'hands on' at a time that suits you. 

The system has been in Melbourne for nearly a full two months now, and quite a few colourists have taken the opportunity to have a play or do some training. On the 16th of October, it will be shipped to The Post Lounge Sydney for two months, then it will be coming to Brisbane. 

Details are available on the FilmLight website.

HDR Shoot-to-Screen Weekend

In May, the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Colorist Society’s Australia/New Zealand Chapter co-hosted a two-day event focused on HDR. Held at ACS headquarters in North Sydney, “HDR: Shoot to Screen Weekend” featured a series of insightful panel discussions and technical presentations on best practices for working in HDR throughout the production cycle.

The event brought together a varied line up of talented speakers including representatives from monitor manufacturer EIZO, workflow specialist the Rebel Fleet and technology supplier Mojo Media Solutions. Ben Allan, ASC/CSI; Warren Eagles, CSI; Marcus Smith, CSI; Stuart Pointon and Adam Eden, CSI discussed the varying ways HDR impacts cinematographers and colorists. Andrew Smith, Senior Post Production Representative from Amazon Studios, talked about the streaming service’s requirements for HDR delivery.

Other sessions covered HDR applications for creating film effects, measuring NITs on set and producing ‘Show’ LUTs. Yanni Kronenberg won the quiz, picking up Dolby Vision training as his prize. Several other attendees won training sessions from FXPHD for Resolve and HDR. Sponsors included Amazon Prime Video, the Rebel Fleet, EIZO, Blue Post, Mojo Media Solutions and fxphd.

HDR Weekend Trailer

Demystifying HDR

Connecting Workflows

Precise 4K Remote Streaming

HDR for the Cinematographer and the Colorist

Working in Dolby Vision


First In-Person Get-Together at Eden Creative, 25 February 2021


Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears: Feature Film shot in Morocco and Melbourne Australia. Graded at Soundfirm in Melbourne with Director Tony Tilse and Cinematographer Roger Lanser ACS. Graded by chapter member Deidre McClelland CSI.

Halifax – Retribution: TV series just completed in January 2020. Shot in Melbourne, graded at Blue Post, Melbourne. Cinematographer Geoffrey Hall ACS. Graded by chapter member Deidre McClelland CSI.

The Very Excellent Mr Dundee: Feature Film shot in LA and Melbourne. Colour grade done at Blue Post, Melbourne. Director Dean Murphy, Cinematographer Roger Lanser ACS. Graded by chapter member Deidre McClelland CSI.

Graded remotely in Brisbane for Tanami in Edinburgh. These Royal Bank of Scotland TVCs went live during the Six Nations Rugby Championship 2020. Graded by chapter member Warren Eagles.

TVC: Hurstville Museum & Gallery: George River Artist in Residence program (2020). Shot and directed by Elder (HAUS PARTY) on the Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H with Atlas Orion Anamorphics and Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8L. Graded by chapter member Jarryd Hall CSI.

TVC: Australian Federal Police: International Missing Children’s Day (2019). Shot by George K Tyler on the Arri Alexa Mini. Graded by chapter member Jarryd Hall CSI.

The Rubens Performing Live for MTV Unplugged (2019): Recorded in Melbourne and graded by chapter member Jarryd Hall CSI.

Short: Trapped (2019): Shot on Kodak 16mm 5293, directed by Tony Bosch, shot by Neale Made. Shot in early nineties and was never finished until 2019. Mark Warner ASE picked it up and finished the edit. I spent two days after the grade doing extensive restoration and clean up. . Graded by chapter member Jarryd Hall CSI.

Forever First Love Trailer: Shot in the Philippines on the Alexa Mini. Director Luke Mayze. DP Shing-Fung Cheung. Produced by Janelle Rayner and Carmel Savage. Graded by chapter member Warren Eagles CSI.

Sky Sports - Summer 2020: Directed by Fredd Bobbsey - Bobbsey Twins From Homicide. Produced by Finch. Graded by chapter member Dave Gibson CSI.

Steinlager TokyoDry 90: Directed by Joel Kefali/Goodoil Films. Graded by chapter member Dave Gibson CSI.

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