CSI Member Newsletter

Winter 2022


Colorist Society Launches Hollywood Chapter


The Colorist Society announces the launch of Colorist Society Hollywood, an exclusive, invitation-only group of high-echelon color finishing artists. The group’s mission is to advocate for their craft, support diversity initiatives, and create educational opportunities for its members and associated industry partners. They will also seek to deepen CSI’s ties to other industry organizations and the wider entertainment industry.

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Mark Todd Osborne Joins CSI Board

The Colorist Society welcomes Mark Todd Osborne to its Board of Directors. Osborne is a Los Angeles-based Senior Colorist with more than 200 film and television credits. As a Board Member, he will be involved governing, managing and planning for the organization. He will also act as an ambassador for CSI to other industry organizations and the wider professional community.

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Gaining Proper Credit for Color

Oliver Ojeil, CSI successfully petitioned to be included in the opening title credits for the new thriller “Shut In” in what he hopes will become standard industry practice.

“Give credit where credit is due,” seems like a simple proposition, but for colorists, it’s often been an elusive goal. When it comes to credit sequences for feature films and television shows, colorists often find their names listed far down in the end crawl or maybe not included at all. Considering that their work impacts every frame that appears on the screen, many colorists think that’s unfair.

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End of Year Mixer a Huge Success

The Colorist Society and International Colorist Academy (iColorist) marked the passing of 2021 with an upbeat virtual Mixer featuring a terrific line-up of speakers, tons of great prizes, and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends. Colorists and others from around the world logged into the 6-hour Zoom event, held December 4, whose sponsors included AbelCine, Dell, Dolby, Flanders Scientific (FSI), fxphd, Maxon, Mixing Light, Colorfront and SGO.

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Don’t Miss “Color Space Cadets”

iColorist is continuing Color Space Cadets, its monthly series of interactive livestreams. The series began in response to high demand for ongoing learning during the pandemic as many professionals have had to forgo opportunities to improve their skills due to travel restrictions and limited funds. Color Space Cadets hosts discussions on film, color, grading and post-production with leading industry experts. The series is streamed live on YouTube on the last Thursday of every month. In the January installment, Heather Hay, founder of Mexico City post house Roman Rae, joined iColorist instructors Diego Yhama, Warren Eagles and Kevin Shaw for a lively discussion on grading for the internet. You can replay the session here.

IMDbPro Discount Extended!

IMDbPro is extending its offer for CSI members of a 25% discount on annual or monthly memberships. Please see the Member section of the CSI website for the discount code and further details. The offer supersedes previous offers and is available for CSI members only.

And…if you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition to add a separate Color Department to IMDb listings. This effort is vital to our core mission. Encourage your friends and colleagues to sign.

 





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.

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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 admin@coloristsociety.com  for inclusion in a newsletter or on the website.





 

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