The job of the Colorist is known as “color grading:” the manipulation of color in a shot for artistic or stylistic reasons. Colorists work with filmmakers to establish the visual color palette and improve a narrative by influencing viewers’ emotions through color.
Greater Los Angeles Area
Oct 25, 2023
The job of the Colorist is known as “color grading:” the manipulation of color in a shot for artistic or stylistic reasons. Colorists work with filmmakers to establish the visual color palette and improve a narrative by influencing viewers’ emotions through color. Colorists can contribute to these looks by changing the brightness and color levels using specialty computer systems and software.
The ideal candidate must be accustomed to working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment under tight deadlines. They should be proactive, organized, and diligent and be comfortable working with editorial and engineering teams, leading and supporting our filmmakers and studio executives to create the best projects possible. This is a union role with local 700.
- Define technical approach for managing color throughout the project from pre-production and photography through final delivery
- Research technical equipment (cameras, niche, and unique tools, etc) to achieve the right coloring scheme for each project
- Use specialized computer software to deliver high-level quality color schemes for filmmakers
- Set up color process workflows for all stages of production
- Build new coloring processes to streamline current production workflows
- Troubleshoot color session projects with high-technical equipment
- Manipulate color, shot by shot, to achieve the filmmaker’s creative intent.
- Handle Coloring budgets
- Assist filmmakers and visual effects teams in defining the look of each project
- Lead all aspects of quality control to ensure the team maintains a high level of technical quality and consistency for each project
- 7+ Years film/TV post-production experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
- Solid understanding of the principles of film, video, and data production
- Diligent and exhibit good attention to detail
- In-depth technical knowledge of cameras, codecs, formats, and file types
- DaVinci Resolve and or other color correction software experience is required
The pay rate for this role in Los Angeles, California is $76.27 per hour, per a CBA. This is a starting scale rate.