Las Vegas, NV - Motion Picture and Television Colorists Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw are excited to announce the first professional association for colorists with the launch of Colorist Society International. The Colorist Society International (also known as CSI) is a non-profit organization 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.
The official launch date is today, Monday April 18, 2016.
"The colorist community has been growing for quite some time," said Kevin Shaw, co-founder. "We believe that a society by, for, and about colorists is long overdue. Current representation for colorists is fragmented and we feel that the industry would be better served with the coherent voice of the Colorist Society International"
"The notion of a colorist society is not far fetched," said Jim Wicks, co-founder. "In much the same way, directors, cinematographers, and editors - the artists that we work closely with - have their own professional associations, each with similar mission statements and objectives."
The official name is Colorist Society International, however it can also be abbreviated to The Colorist Society, or by its acronym CSI.
Membership is open to professional colorists, editor/colorists, DITs, telecine operators, color timers, finishers, and color scientists. Corporate sponsors and members from alliance organizations, such as cinematographers, directors, producers, are also welcome.For more information about Colorist Society International contact Kevin Shaw, Jim Wicks at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorist Society International
Kevin Shaw, co-founder
Jim Wicks, co-founder