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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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102 Points

a year ago

Color Department = Yes!

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102 Points

a year ago

A Color Department or consistent placement, please.

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262 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can we please have a separate Colorist category..

Colorist

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104 Points

a year ago

Thank you so much for the initiative Kevin! Would be a huge avancement in the recognition of our work and craft. 

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242 Points

a year ago

I'm in complete agreement with Kevin Shaw and the other members of the Colorist Society International. Colorists are long overdue in being recognized and treated as integral members of the post crew on films, scripted TV shows, reality shows, and other broadcast & theatrical releases. Colorists serve in a far more complex capacity than just the lab color timer of the old days, and deserve more visible recognition.

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122 Points

a year ago

I very much support this. It's a separate workflow and skill set and should not be bundled. It would help support working colorists to have them properly broken out. Proper IMDb credits can be helpful in standing out in the industry as credentials.

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100 Points

a year ago

I complete agree with Kevin Shaw and the other members of the Colorist Society International. Will be great to have prober IMDb credits and avoid confusions 

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102 Points

a year ago

Absolutely. I completely agree.

It is not solely about visible recognition. It is also about not being forced to choose between two categories that both inadequately reflect the profession and what we do.

Besides, how can this be that we sometimes have to do quite some research in order to find out – if at all – who the colorist of a contemporary film was? There are producers who don’t know where to put us and therefore sometimes don’t credit us at all.

There should definitely be a color category. IMDb is a relevant platform for our industry and a great recourse to us all. They are not to blame for not establishing a color department from the beginning, but they could make the necessary changes now. 

Thank you Kevin for the initiative!

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120 Points

a year ago

I completely agree with that!!!

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120 Points

a year ago

Plus one! The role of the colourist has become well defined, and perhaps it is only that is a new discipline that we don't have a catagory for it yet - time to make it right.