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CSI Member Newsletter
October 2017

ACES Joins Friends of CSI

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), the industry standard digital encoding, color management and archiving system, is the newest member of the Friends of CSI.

ACES joins a growing list of corporate sponsors that include: Blackmagic Design, Divergent Media, Dolby, Flanders Scientific, and SAM (Snell Advanced Media).

ACES is being used globally in productions ranging from motion pictures to television, streaming, VR/AR, video gaming and more. Incorporating sophisticated color science, best practices and SMTPE standards, ACES helps colorists, cinematographers and other creative and technical professionals maintain color fidelity and color consistency throughout all phases of production and post production.

More information is available online here:

Colorist Mixer - IBC

Colorist Society International was proud to be among the many sponsors again this year for the 2017 Colorist Mixer at IBC in Amsterdam.

Charles Poynton, CSI, and Peter Doyle, Supervising Visual Colorist at Technicolor London were among the many guests who attended this year's Mixer.

CSI co-founder Kevin Shaw reports the Mixer "was the best I have been to in Amsterdam. Great venue and a great turnout."

HPA Awards

Nominees in the creative categories for the 2017 HPA Awards were recently announced.

The HPA Awards received a record-breaking number of entrants this year, recognizing the outstanding work done by individuals and teams who bring exceptional entertainment to a global audience.

More information and a list of all nominees can be found online here:

Colorist Podcast Part 2:
Alexis Van Hurkman, CSI

On this episode of the Colorist Podcast, host Josh Petok, CSI, continues the conversation with Director, Writer, and Colorist, Alexis Van Hurkman, CSI.

In the last episode, Josh talked with Alexis about how he got his start in post, his experience at Apple, and starting his own boutique grading facility.

In this episode, Alexis discusses the dramatic changes in color technology including High Dynamic Range (HDR) and color managed workflows.

Alexis also discusses the Colorist Society and how it will benefit the community in the future.

Listen to the conversation online here:

If you missed part 1, you can find it here: part 1.

FINALCOLOR Test Patterns

Colorist and CSI co-founder Kevin Shaw is making available the test patterns that he uses when he teaches his ICA classes.

They are FREE to download. UHD versions can be purchased for a nominal fee.

Details and the downloads are available online here:

Getting Credit

“All I did was simply ask for my onscreen credit to include CSI after my name. The Producer and the Director said, ‘no problem.’”

Colorist and CSI co-founder Jim Wicks asked for – and received – CSI credit for his work as Digital Intermediate Supervising Colorist on the feature motion picture ‘Monserrate, ¿cómo el cerro?’

The romantic comedy was shot in Miami and Columbia and is set for wide release in Latin America.

Said Jim: “You do the work – you should be getting credit for it.”

When you get CSI credit for your work, send us a high res photo and we’ll recognize your contribution in the newsletter.  Email us the photo and film information at:

CSI Forums

Don’t forget there are two CSI forums.

If you are an associate or alliance member, the forum is a great place to ask questions or discuss things out of public view. There are some good forums out there, but sometimes it is better to discuss things among ourselves. Most recently, Roel Videler posted some helpful resources to the Associate forum. The main thread on the full member forum is a discussion on our goals and how to get there.

Both Member areas have exclusive CSI discounts, software suggestions, and download pages. If you have something to share, or something you are looking for use the forums or send it to

As always, we appreciate our sponsors (and hope to add more to the list).
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If you have news, photos, projects your working on, etc. that you would like to share with your CSI fellow members in future newsletters – send us an email at with all the details.

Happy Grading!

Best, Jim and Kevin

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