[Tig] Academy Award for Colorists?

SKIADCOCK at aol.com SKIADCOCK at aol.com
Wed May 19 16:36:21 BST 2010

Right now the Academy is reviewing whether to extend the VisFX category to  
5 from 3.  The branch approved it after a lot of debate & now it goes  
higher up in the food chain at AMPAS for official nod.  I'd say given the  
debate that went into it, getting a separate category for colorists is a ways  
off, if ever.  Cheers.
Sharon Adcock
In a message dated 5/19/2010 11:29:38 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
owen at ywwg.com writes:

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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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