With over 20 years of experience in features and episodic television, colorist Joe Finley has joined Chainsaw. He will be working out of a DaVinci Resolve DI theater at the company’s Hollywood facility. Currently working on the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, show he started working on the show while at his last job at Modern Videofilm.
Finley, whose career began at Laser Pacific, was a senior colorist at Modern for almost two decades. His credits there comprise over 100 feature films, including The Descendants¸ 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line. A three-time HPA Award nominee, he won the HPA Award for Color Grading in the TV category in 2012 for the Game of Thrones episode “The Prince of Winterfell.”
In discussing his move to Chainsaw (a division of the SIM Group), Finley says, “The facility has a great location and a great vibe, and caters to everything my clients ask for. I want to help Chainsaw to continue to grow its scripted television department and to seek out more very high-end scripted television shows.”
Saying that the best part of his job is “collaborating with other creative people,” Finley asserted that there has never been a better time to work in scripted television. “Creative people enjoy more freedom in television today,” he concludes. “A lot of great cinematographers and directors are moving to TV today because they want that freedom.”