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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
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196 Points

a year ago

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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122 Points

a year ago

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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244 Points

a year ago

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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140 Points

a year ago

Really good idea! totally agreed

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102 Points

a year ago


 totally agreed

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120 Points

a year ago

Finally! Thank you Kevin for your dedication!

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100 Points

a year ago

Sounds good to me.

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184 Points

a year ago

Yes please!

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142 Points

a year ago

This is a great idea! Colorists should be listed in title opening credits in movies too, right along side of the DP, director, and actors. Not hidden in the end credits.

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104 Points

a year ago

I vote in favor! Lets get out of the dark rooms and into our own category!