Seasoned colorist Jimmy Hsu has joined Encore Vancouver, bringing with him experience in content creation and color science. He comes to Encore Vancouver from Side Street Post Production, where he began as an online editor in 2012 before focusing on color grading.
Hsu’s work spans live action and animated projects across genres, including features, video game cinematics and commercials for clients such as Universal Studios, Disney and Lifetime.
Upon graduating from British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s in interactive arts and film production, Hsu held various roles in production and post production, including as a creative editor and motion graphics artist. Having edited more than a hundred movie trailers, Hsu is well-versed in project deliverables and specs, which helps inform his color process. He also draws from his artistic background, leveraging the latest capabilities of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to incorporate significant compositing and visual effects work into his projects.
Encore’s Vancouver studio has named senior colorist Thor Roos VP of Business Strategy. Within the new role, Roos will focus on expanding Encore’s presence in Vancouver and will continue color grading select projects. Roos has been working in the Vancouver post industry for more than 20 years, and has been at Encore since 2012 when the Vancouver location was established.
Currently using Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for his color work; he recently completed grading the first season of The Intruders for BBC America, ABC reality show The Quest and The Weinstein Company animated feature film Escape from Planet Earth, which was done in 3D as well as 2D. In addition to Encore, Roos has held various positions at Technicolor and Command Post.
“I look forward to building on my long-standing relationships and introducing clients to our well-honed 4K capabilities,” notes Roos.
The Vancouver arm of Encore is currently working on The Flash, Arrow and Once Upon a Time, among others television series.