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Summer 2020

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CSI Partners with ICG for the Colorist Awards

Entries are being accepted now for the first-ever competition devoted purely to color in film, television, advertising and other media.

CSI is joining the Independent Colourist Guild (ICG) as partner and co-organizer of the newly-launched Colorist Awards. The first-ever international competition focused exclusively on the craft of color, the event recognizes outstanding work by colorists across feature films, television, documentaries, commercials, music videos and shorts. Entries are being accepted now through December 31st for work first appearing in 2020. Winners will be announced in March.

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CSI Fellow Charles Poynton Interview

Charles Poynton, PhD is legendary color scientist, video engineer and CSI Fellow. He is the author of two influential books on the science of color in digital video, and frequently speaks and teaches on the subject. In the 1980s, he designed and built innovative digital video processing systems for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He also helped to develop standards used in digital cinema, cameras and displays. However, Poynton may be best known as the “inventor” of the number 1080…at least in terms of its use as the standard pixel height for high definition video. Were in not for his insight, the world today would be…or at least look…very different.



CSI’s Australia-New Zealand Chapter now has its own page on our website. The page is designed to provide chapter members with easy access to information about local activities, network with other members, learn about employment opportunities and promote their work.

One of CSI’s most active Chapters, ANZ boasts two dozen members across the two countries. Chapter officers include Warren Eagles, CSI (Brisbane), Jarryd Hall, CSI (Sydney), Deidre "Dee" McCelland, CSI (Melbourne) and Dave Gibson, CSI (New Zealand). They view the page as a tool to develop community spirit among their geographically-diverse members. They also see it as an opportunity to showcase the great work members are doing across features, television, advertising and other media. CSI’s Australia-New Zealand Chapter now has its own page on our website.

CSI plans to add pages for other Chapters around the globe. For information on how to launch a CSI Chapter and develop a page for your community, please write to

Portrait Displays Partners with CSI

Pleasanton, California-based Portrait Displays is the latest industry leader to become a Friend of CSI. The company provides color-calibration software to ensure color presents beautifully on screens of all sizes for global device manufacturers, content creators and content distributors. As such, Portrait Displays has a deep interest in color science and in promoting the art and science of color grading.

"Portrait Displays is eager to explore the vast realm of possibilities with CSI that will service the colorist community as a whole and encourage a sense of camaraderie," comments Director of Marketing Mark Ryals.

We welcome Portrait Displays to our community and look forward to working closely with them in the months and years ahead.


CSI Forums

CSI aims to present a unified voice from the colorist community to our fellow professionals and to achieve that we need the privacy of the CSI Forum to discuss matters among ourselves.

The CSI Forum is open to Full, Alliance, Associate, and Corporate members. Check it out now, or if you are not already a member, join us.

If you have something to share, or something you are looking for use the forums or send a request to

CSI Members please note that our web pages are very image related. To be considered as a featured colorist you need to add a profile image of yourself or a poster of your work. If you have credits with the CSI suffix, posters, or high resolution stills of your work, please forward them to  for inclusion in a newsletter or on the website.


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