Finishing Colorist


This is for a 12-month Contract position

Position Summary

Our Finishing Colorists are responsible for color grading a wide variety of moving images for a very broad range of content, primarily dramatic series television, feature films and unscripted series television & specials. The Finishing Colorist must also possess the ability to communicate extremely well with clients to produce the highest quality possible.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Execute colorist tasks using Baselight and/or Davinci Resolve software.
  • Assist with developing the look of a project with clients.
  • Maintain the departments best working practices.
  • Explore and recommend new color grading techniques when appropriate.
  • Assist with the creation of finishing deliverables, as required.
  • Participate in general DI workflow processes.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of color grading techniques, and workflow.
  • Thorough understanding of most up-to-date color grading techniques and technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills with both clients and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of color correction software (Davinci Resolve, FilmLight Baselight)
  • Understanding of various types of cameras and codecs.
  • An understanding of LUTs, CDLs and other motion imaging transforms.
  • Familiarity or experience with ACES
  • Knowledge of HDR workflows including DolbyVision process including CMU operation.
  • Familiarity with DPX/EXR frame based as well as camer source clip-based workflows.
  • Ability to operate waveform monitors and vector scopes
  • Detailed knowledge of the post production process including color grading, online, visual effects, CG workflows, and some offline knowlege.
  • Experience working in a client-facing role
  • Flexible and able to work within tight deadlines.
  • The right candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker with the ability to respond quickly to changes in priorities and work flow updates.
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimum supervision in a fast-paced casual environment.
  • Perform various other tasks on an as-needed basis to meet production needs.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

  • Work is performed in a color suite including one or more video displays and audio occasionally.
  • Low physical effort required
  • Some exposure to physical risk

Other Attributes

  • Decision Making / Problem Solving– Identifies an issue and processes relevant information in order to present viable solutions.
  • Customer Service Focus– Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to improve every person’s experience with Sim
  • Teamwork– Participates actively in a team to improve the Company’s effectiveness
  • Communication– Communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing across the Company
  • Innovation – Develops new ways and adapts existing products or processes to help Sim achieve its Mission and Vision
  • Quality/Attention to Detail Focus– Ensures that standards for self, equipment and services are met to provide excellent service delivery
  • Accountability – Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relies upon to achieve results with little need for oversight
  • Stress Tolerance– Functions in highly stressful, ambiguous or adverse situations

How to Apply

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