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CSI May 2017 Member Newsletter
May 2017

Friends of CSI: Divergent Media


Colorist Society International welcomes Divergent Media as the newest corporate sponsor. CEO and Founder Michael Woodworth said, I believe in the cause of CSI, and am pleased that Divergent Media can help support the members and the color community.

Divergent Media is an independent software company focused on providing flexible tools for monitoring, quality assurance, and acquisition for the video production industry.

Products include:

  • EditReady - fast, simple transcoding for dailies, editorial, and delivery
  • ScopeBox - software scopes for DIT, production, editing and finishing
  • ClipWrap - the fastest and easiest way to work with HDV and AVCHD footage in legacy workflows

For more information click here to visit their website: Divergent Media


CSI Website Re-Design

Colorist Society International has a new look, and the re-designed website is now live.

CSI improved the look and feel of the website to better reflect the relevancy of the colorist within the motion picture and television industry.  The photos and movie posters featured on the site are the work of our member colorists and DITs.

Your name AND photo are now featured on the CSI Roster. Full Members should log into their accounts and update their profile by uploading a 300x300 photo.

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


Colorist Mixer

How Long Does It Take To Color Grade A Video

The NAB Colorist Mixer was the best one yet.

Over 300 colorists, filmmakers, and industry executives celebrated the 5th annual Mixer high atop Las Vegas on the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Tower.

If you missed out this year and could not attend take heart.  Plans are already underway for next year’s Mixer In the Meantime, be sure to make plans to attend the Colorist Mixer at IBC in Amsterdam in September.

Warren Eagles, CSI, set out to answer the question every producer inevitably asks their colorist: how long will it take to grade this?

“Obviously, every TVC, movie or music video is different, so a rough guide is the best you can offer your client without seeing the footage. These examples are based on average budget projects. Hollywood movies and big TVCs will always take longer.”

See for the complete story.


One of the Most Sought After Postcards at NAB

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a moving picture is worth millions.

CSI proudly stands behind every word on the postcards that were given out during this year’s convention.

“Our members are the best professional colorists, DITs, color timers, finishers, color scientists working in motion pictures & television.

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Getting Down to Business

NAB 2017 Roundup

Your Colorist Society had a strong presence at this year’s NAB in Las Vegas.

CSI organized a number of events including, CSI Tours on the convention floor in which the Friends of CSI gave members a personalized tour showcase new products.

Additionally, CSI co-founder Kevin Shaw held a daily informative presentation at the Dolby booth on ‘Mastering in HDR.’ CSI co-founder Jim Wicks was invited to speak on a panel hosted by AbelCine on ‘Understanding ACES.’

CSI was also the invited guest of Grant Petty at Blackmagic Design announcing DaVinci Resolve 14 to the world’s press as well as the other great new products.

CSI co-founder Jim Wicks (image center) is a panelist on Understanding ACES.

CSI co-founder Kevin Shaw talks Mastering in HDR at Dolby.

CSI Blackmagic Design Press Conference.

CSI Tour of Blackmagic Design.

CSI Tour of FilmLight.

CSI Tour of FSI.

CSI Tour of S-A-M.


Getting Credit
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Jesse Glucksman, CSI‏ received credit for his latest work… “before the scroll. Happy to share the title credit space with the AE, who came through in the clutch & also deserves it.”

Mark Todd Osborne, CSI emailed us to say, “I’ve included a few pics from a couple of feature films coming out that have the 'CSI’ attached to my name: “A Little Something for Your Birthday” (starring Sharon Stone), and a Sci-Fi movie called “Replicate.”

Congratulations Jesse and MTO.


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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