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CSI January 2017 Member Newsletter
January 2017

Must-Have Colorist Apps & Utilities

You’ve got your color-correction software of choice, be it Resolve or Scratch or Speedgrade, or what-have-you. You probably already have an editing program like Final Cut Pro, Premiere, or Avid installed “just in case.” But it’s not enough. The day will come when a client drops off files with all kinds of problems, problems that could cause you interminable delays in getting them imported and conformed to your timeline, or otherwise throws roadblocks in your workflow and ruins your day.

What to do?

Marc Wielage, CSI, has done the work for you. He’s put together a baker’s dozen of little accessory utilities that can potentially make the difference between getting the job done well and on time, vs. a massive train wreck resulting in chaos, ruin, and (even worse) unhappy clients.

For the full story, and FREE download links, log into the CSI website. The Colorist Applications and Utilities page is under the Full Members and Alliance & Associates Menu dropdowns.


IMDbPro Recognition for Work Performed by CSI Colorists
Plus 25% Discount
for All CSI Members

Equipment & Training Discounts for CSI Members
Flanders Scientific
Mixing Light

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

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

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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.”


IMDbPro Discount for All CSI Members

As part of the IMDbPro Affiliate Program, all members of Colorist Society International (CSI) receive 25% off their IMDbPro membership.

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

To get the Mixing Light discount code, log into the CSI website, and look for the discount page under the Full Members and Alliance & Associates Menu dropdowns. If you have not completed your registration – now is the time to do so. The IMDbPro discount is available to all CSI members.

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.


Los Angeles:
Dolby Vision Event

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 6:00pm

Location: W Hollywood Hotel

6250 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Join Dolby and partners for an exclusive Dolby Vision event that will bring content creators and post production professionals together to discuss new ways of working in HDR for TV and film. A panel of industry peers will share insights and experiences from their work in Dolby Vision on top Hollywood films and episodic content.

The first 70 people to RSVP will be eligible for a cinematic Dolby Vision demonstration at 5:00 PM, prior to the event, at the private Dolby Cinema Vine Theater. Seating is limited.

Details and register online at:

Flanders Scientific 5% Discount for CSI Members

Flanders Scientific, a key corporate sponsor of Colorist Society International, is offering a unique discount to all members of CSI.

Bram Desmet, CEO and General Manager said: “Members of Colorist Society International may use the exclusive discount code at or This will entitle them to a 5% discount on any 1 item per year.

To get the 2017 FSI discount code, log into the CSI website, and look for the discount page under the Full Members and Alliance & Associates Menu dropdowns. If you have not completed your registration – now is the time to do so. The FSI discount is available to all CSI members.

CSI members need to ensure they only have a single item in the cart and apply the coupon to that. If you want to order accessories with the item you just need to place a separate order. FSI can still consolidate the shipment to save on shipping costs. If you have any questions – call or email FSI.


Mixing Light Discount for CSI Members

Training with the best helps you be the best—for your clients and bosses. With that in mind, your colleagues at have an exclusive offer for their fellow CSI members.

CSI Full Members can save 32% on annual subscriptions. CSI Associates can save 24% on quarterly subscriptions.

To get the Mixing Light discount code, log into the CSI website, and look for the discount page under the Full Members and Alliance & Associates Menu dropdowns. If you have not completed your registration – now is the time to do so. The Mixing Light discount is only available to CSI members. is the professional colorist-training site. The site delivers weekly insights to a growing community of international color grading pros. Your discounted subscription gets you full access to their ever-growing Library of articles, podcasts and videos. And once signed up, you’ll get additional member-exclusive discounts to their stand-alone training titles.

What will you learn? currently has an ongoing ACES series that digs deep into the pipeline. They have another active series on breaking down commercial looks. Plus they’ve started another series on conforming an XML using an original short film they’ve recently produced.


ICA Open Class Discounts for
CSI Members

CSI was founded to further the art and craft of colorists, so naturally we encourage training and the passing of knowledge. To that end, CSI members are entitled to discounts on open classes from the International Colorist Academy (

ICA provides a range of training courses geared towards colorists and post-production facilities. Courses are delivered by independent colorists located around the world and range from basic color theory, digital intermediate and film workflows, to telecine and lab grading, client interaction, and looks and styles. 12 instructors, all working colorists with plenty of experience and a close relationship to the manufacturers offer classes and workshops that cover a broad range of manufacturer color grading systems as well as many courses that are not system specific.

Full Members get 10%, and Associates and Alliance members get 5%. Request the discount at the time of registration.

Shooting for HDR Seminar

Safe and Secure

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 10.00am
Location: Dolby Theatre
4-6 Soho Square
London, W1D 3PZ

Be ready when your producer says: "We want to shoot this next one for HDR".  The Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) organized this one-day event featuring colorist Kevin Shaw, CSI and DoP John Hoare.

While designed as a workshop for camera people, colorists will find the workshop of special interest. Among the topics covered: HDR overview, workflows and ACES, and Grading for both HDR and SDR.

The event is free to all CSI Full Members. The discount code is in the forum.

Details and register online here:

Over the holidays, Colorist Society International was busy working behind the scenes to ensure that your private information on the CSI website was, is, and will always remain safe and secure.

CSI is pleased to announce the site is now SSL compliant. is now

SSL is the standard security technology that establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passing between the web server and your browser remains private.

PLEASE NOTE: CSI has also been re-designing the website to make it more user-friendly for all members. Some of the links may have changed, so now may be a good time to re-fresh your bookmarks.

CSI is committed to giving you, our members, a safer and more enjoyable online experience.


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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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