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CSI April 2017 Member Newsletter
April 2017

CSI Events at NAB2017


Attending NAB2017? Colorist Society International has organized a number of group tours for CSI members at the booths of its corporate sponsors.

As an added incentive, many of the booths will offer refreshments. CSI co-founders Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw will lead the tours at the following times:

  • Dolby #SU1702 – Monday 4/24, Tuesday 4/25 and Wednesday 4/26 at 5pm-6pm each day
  • FilmLight  #SL3829 – Monday 4/24 at 11am – expect an announcement that could benefit all colorists
  • FSI #SL6328 – Tuesday 4/25 at 1pm – monitors for colorists
  • S-A-M #SL1805 – Tuesday 4/25 at 3pm – Rio does HDR
  • Blackmagic Design #SL216 – Wednesday 4/26 at 4pm – check out the new panels

More details available at the Colorist Mixer, and online at: (more tours will be added at this webpage once confirmed).


CSI co-founders Jim Wicks (left) and Kevin Shaw (right) will lead the CSI booth tours at NAB2017 


at NAB

Colorist Podcast:
Warren Eagles

CSI is a sponsor of the 5th Annual Colorist Mixer. If you are a colorist, and you are attending NAB2017 – the Mixer is the place to be.

This year’s Mixer is being held in the AirBar on the 108th floor of the Stratosphere overlooking the bright lights of Las Vegas. Doors open at 7pm. Come meet old friends, and make new ones.

Meet and share a beer with the people that create the software and tools that we use everyday. And get a chance to win prizes from the best of the color industry.

Tickets for the event have sold out, but you still have a chance to attend. Get your name on the wait list for an opportunity to get a last minute ticket. More information can be found, here.

“I think the time is right. Hats off to Kevin and Jim for doing it. Others have sort of tried and talked about it - but they got off their backsides and did it. And they have some momentum. I really would urge any colorist out there listening go have a look at the CSI page…”

Warren Eagles, CSI, talks about why he feels it is important to become a member of Colorist Society International.  Warren is the featured guest on the latest edition of Colorist Podcast, hosted by Josh Petok, CSI.

Warren is one of the film industry’s distinguished digital colorists, having taught thousands of young colorists around the world. In this edition of the Colorist Podcast you’ll learn how Warren got his start in telecine and how it formed his grading style.

He also talks with Josh about features he feels are still lacking from color grading systems, and doing visual effects work as part of the color grade.

Josh Petok, Host of
the Colorist Podcast

Listen to the Colorist Podcast here.

Colorist Society International
Year One
Colorist Affiliation

A year ago, we only had a lot of traffic across a lot of forums saying that it is about time professional colorists were represented in an industry full of focus groups, guilds and associations. Hard to believe just how successful the first year has been, and how much momentum Colorist Society International has gained.

CSI started with a good name that many colorists liked, but that a few found controversial. Behind the name were some well-supported goals. Our first-year target was 100 members, 3 sponsors and industry recognition for colorists.

As our 1st anniversary newsletter goes to press we have over 200 members and close to 100 applications. We are very proud to have 3 sponsors that are giants in our business – Blackmagic Design, Dolby and FSI. But most of all we can celebrate recognition.

Many CSI Full Members have had theatrical or television screen credits with the C.S.I. acronym after their names, and CSI is now a recognized affiliation on IMDB (see story, right).

The CSI Roster also includes some industry giants, colorists who have graded and finished the blockbusters of our time. CSI membership comes with enough discounts to recover the annual fee, and we have private forums so that we can present a united front.

There are two committees currently running, one to establish some standard contracts and working practices, the other contributing to ACES development. It is a primary function of CSI to further our craft.

CSI momentum is still growing, and we are looking to many exciting announcements in the coming months. But for now, let’s celebrate - the first organization to represent professional colorists has taken off and is in full flight.

Join us! The future is bright and colorful.

IMDbPro, the leading information resource for the entertainment industry, has expanded its Guild Affiliations page to include the professional digital colorists who are members of Colorist Society International (CSI).

All CSI Full Members who work on productions listed at IMDb may now choose their CSI designation at the Guild Affiliations page of IMDbPro. This is reserved for CSI Full Members only.

Said CSI co-founder Jim Wicks, “CSI represents a unified voice for the professional colorist in the film and digital entertainment industry. The partnership with IMDb further solidifies and promotes our craft within the industry.”

Don't forget to update your IMDbPro registration
by selecting CSI as your Guild Affiliation.
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CSI Website Re-Design

Colorist Society International is launching its new website during NAB2017.

In January CSI announced the site is now SSL compliant, ensuring that all your data remains safe.

Now, the Colorist Society is improving the look and feel of the website to better reflect the relevancy of the colorist within the motion picture and television industry.

CSI remains committed to giving you, our members, a more effective online experience.

Getting Down to Business

CSI Member Discounts

Being a member of Colorist Society International has its advantages. Check out the following discounts available to CSI members.

As part of its Affiliate Program, IMDbPro is giving 25% off IMDbPro membership to all members of Colorist Society International (CSI).

To take advantage of this offer, go to  Enter your email address and the promotional code.

Our friends at Mixing Light have two generous offers for members of CSI.

  • CSI Associate Members: Permanently save 25% off the full price of a Quarterly Premium Subscription
  • CSI Full Members: Permanently save $80 off the full price of an Annual Premium Subscription

As a key corporate sponsor of Colorist Society International, Flanders Scientific is offering all CSI a 5% discount on any 1 item purchased through or

To get all your discount codes for these exciting Member Discounts, log into your account at Colorist Society International, and find the discount page under the Full Members and Alliance & Associates Menu dropdowns.

Please note: offers may not be combined and entering a new promo code will override any existing discount that has been applied to your account.  Promotional discounts will be applied at the start of your next billing cycle. This offer is limited to members of CSI and is non-transferable.


Getting Credit

Israel Milián, CSI, emailed us to say:

“Greetings from Spain! I want to share with the membership a couple of photos of my credits on two feature films I’ve worked on. I was the finishing colorist on one film. And on the other film I did all the proxies and mastering.“

Congratulations Israel!

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Friends of CSI

As always, we appreciate our sponsors (and hope to add more to the list). Click on their logo to check out their offerings.



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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