Legendary motion picture Color Timer Dale Grahn has been named a Fellow of the Colorist Society International (CSI). With hundreds of major film credits including, ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ ‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Minority Report,’ ‘Gladiator,’ and ‘Predator’ Dale Grahn has shaped much of the look of modern cinema, working with directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Michael Ballhaus, John Mathieson.
“CSI is very exciting,” said Grahn upon receiving this distinguished honor. “CSI will help to change the way the industry views the colorist. This is the single best thing that could happen to the industry and the colorist. But the best part for me is that I will be able to work with CSI Leadership in this very important addition to the industry and the art of the craft.”
Colorist Society International (also known as CSI) is the first organization devoted exclusively to furthering and honoring the professional achievements of the colorist community.
A Fellow is an honorary position within CSI. It is given out in honor of distinguished service to the art and craft of color in motion pictures and television.
CSI represents a unified voice for the professional colorist in the film and digital entertainment industry, and promotes the creative art and science of color grading, restoration, and finishing.
Motion Picture and Television Colorists Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw founded colorist Society International. CSI is dedicated to advancing the craft, education, and public awareness of the art and science of color grading and color correction.
The Colorist Society International is a paid membership organization that will seek to increase the entertainment value of film and digital projects by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of color; and to bring into close alliance those color artists who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the color profession.