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Colorist Society International launches for color pros

Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

At the opening of NAB, motion picture and television colorists Jim Wicks and Kevin Shaw announced Colorist Society International (CSI), the first the first professional association for colorists devoted exclusively to furthering and honoring the professional achievements of the colorist community. A non-profit organization, CSI represents professional colorists and promotes the creative art and science of color grading, restoration and finishing by advancing the craft, education, and public awareness of the art and science of color grading and color correction.

The Colorist Society International is a paid membership organization that will seek to increase the entertainment value of film and digital projects by attaining artistic pre-eminence and scientific achievement in the creative art of color; and to bring into close alliance those color artists who desire to advance the prestige and dignity of the color profession as educational and cultural resource rather than a labor union or guild.

“The colorist community has been growing for quite some time,” says Shaw. “We believe that a society by, for, and about colorists is long overdue. Current representation for colorists is fragmented and we feel that the industry would be better served with the coherent voice of the Colorist Society International”

Jim Wicks

Jim Wicks

Wicks added, “The notion of a colorist society is not farfetched. In much the same way, directors, cinematographers, and editors — the artists that we work closely with — have their own professional associations, each with similar mission statements and objectives.”

Membership is open to professional colorists, editor/colorists, DITs, telecine operators, color timers, finishers, and color scientists. Corporate sponsors and members from alliance organizations, such as cinematographers, directors, producers, are also welcome.

10 thoughts on “Colorist Society International launches for color pros

    1. Jim Wicks

      Hi Manuel,

      The Tig is fine group. A number of us at Colorist Society International (CSI) belong to the Tig, including myself. Whereas the Tig is a forum without representation, events, benefits or accreditation, CSI is more like the ASC for Cinematographers, and ACE for editors.

      Colorist Society International (CSI) represents a unified voice for the professional colorist in the film and digital entertainment industry, and promotes the creative art and science of color grading, restoration, and finishing.

      At CSI, full Members are all colorists in some form or other. Our Alliance and Associate members have a vested interest in the craft of the professional colorist, as do our Corporate Sponsors. Together, we are all dedicated to advancing the craft, education, and public awareness of the art and science of color grading and color correction.

      I hope this has answered your questions.
      You will find more information about Colorist Society International on the FAQ page of our website:
      https://www.coloristsociety.com/FAQ

      Sincerely,

      Jim Wicks, CSI
      Co-founder, Colorist Society International
      https://www.coloristsociety.com

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    1. Katie

      Thanks Jim, just seems a little steep for what it does. Let’s wait and see where the CSI goes, best of luck 🙂

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