[Tig] Academy Award for Colorists?

Owen Williams owen at ywwg.com
Wed May 19 13:24:34 BST 2010

It struck me, watching the Oscars this year, that the Sound Department
gets two separate categories (editing, mixing) but the image department
just gets one (cinematography).  As grading has become more than just
color timing, it has become a real art of its own, at least comparable
to Sound Mixing.  Has there been any movement to try to get the Academy
to officially recognize the work that colorists do, and if not, how
could such a movement get started?

At the very least, it would be fun to see before-and-after clips from
movies up for nomination -- anyone at home would be able to see what the
colorist brings to the plate after they hit the Gasp button.

Owen Williams

Online Editor / Colorist
Rockhopper Post Production

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