kevin_shaw_k7ryfsp8wh8j0's profile

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Wed, Aug 28, 2019 9:32 PM

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Could we please have a separate "Colorist Department"

The role of Colorist and related jobs such as color timer, conforming, finishing, versioning, HDR etc. really need to be in their own category. It can be very hard to find who did the grading and finishing on a project, colorists are scattered between editorial, visual effects and maybe some other departments at the moment. Also listing Colorists in editorial is very misleading and confuses people about the responsibilities of the colorists and associates. For a good description of possible colorist duties see https://coloristsociety.com/role-of-the-colorist
Thank you for your support

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Il y a 3 y

I completely agree on that. Having a Color Department section would help making things clearer and avoiding confusion.
Thanks Kevin!

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124 Points

Couldn’t agree more. IMDb listings are so importan, and currently colorist credits are so disorganized that it’s hard to see how many films a colorist has worked on.

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120 Points

Coloring / colorists perform a unique and vital role in the creative process.  It is a specialist role apart from the larger production personnel.  You may see any large number of various credits for a particular type artist, (VFX, modelers, production assistants, etc) at the end of a movie.  There's usually only one or two colorists....

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100 Points

It wouldn't be before time! Let's do it!

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194 Points

Il y a 3 y

Great Idea Kevin !

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84 Points

Absolutely agree.

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124 Points

Il y a 3 y

That’s an interesting idea. I wouldn’t mind being in a separate department from editorial & VFX. I think a Finishing Department, in which the grade is a primary role, makes sense, though that may be confusing to the public because a lot of people might not know what Finishing is.

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86 Points

Ha, there we have it G

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246 Points

Il y a 3 y

This is really must as color is big part of getting it ted together and leaving it out seems not very nice.

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124 Points

Il y a 3 y

It would indeed be good to have a separate department for colorists! Great idea Kevin.

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142 Points

Il y a 3 y

This is what we need.

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82 Points

Il y a 3 y

Yes, I completely agree to Kevin, to have a separate department to get recognition.

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Il y a 3 y

100% This is needed! 

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80 Points

Il y a 3 y

Good idea, i agree

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122 Points

Il y a 3 y

If camera, lighting and grips are seperated then it seems similar to have edit, vfx and D.I. finnishing to be seperated. D.I. Finnishing would include all involved in color grade and final online process. Dalies colorists and color scientist included too i assume.

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Il y a 3 y

Yes it would be nice to have a separate category where we also could add conform (which has to know about color and camera formats), trailer colorist, HDR colorist (in case someone else did the SDR version. And it would be nice if we could get an option to move the credits from the editing department or vfx department to the new group.

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Il y a 3 y

I agree with the suggestion.


Currently my credits are split across editorial and visual effects, both are misleading and the separation causes one half to be less visible.


In regards to category, a lot of colourists work on pre and production, so film finishing would not be inclusive of this.


Personally I would prefer ‘Colour’ for all colourists, colour scientists, and assistants on look dev, on-set, dailies, di etc.

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Il y a 3 y

I've signed this petition because, in the narrowest reading of the role of Colorist, the person fulfilling this role is currently scattered across multiple IMDB categories. Colorists may be found under Camera, Editorial, Editing, and VFX. In part, this is due to confusion by Producers uploading credits being unsure where to place the Colorist. Also, this craft can be supervised under the lead of any of those categories - or none of them, often working primarily and reporting directly to the Director, Producer, Executive Producer, or DP.

But no matter which department is directing the Colorist - color grading is its own craft, with its own unique skill set, terms, and challenges.

The problem on IMDB is that its frequently used to specifically research and identify the Colorist on a specific title or series. Under the current system, it can be nearly impossible to identify Colorist(s) on large productions. They can be buried under multitudes of VFX artists or spread across a half-dozen craft categories.

The fact that modern digital Colorists can be considered under so many different Craft categories, because of their impact on each, should bolster the case for Colorists being in their own unique category listing in IMDb.

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196 Points

And nobody cares what you think. It looks like you have a reputation for comments like this. We get it, you don't agree.

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Il y a 3 y

Really good idea! totally agreed

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Il y a 3 y


 totally agreed