[Tig] Bearer of bad news.

trovak at comcast.net trovak at comcast.net
Tue Mar 29 15:17:44 BST 2011

I would say the industry has changed quite a bit. Instead of large post houses with full time employees, there are smaller shops hiring freelancers, or small shops where one guy does it all (editor, colorist etc...). So this unfortunately cuts down on the full time jobs. It also weakens the "specialization". A guy who colors a project once a week or less is not a specialist. It took me hundreds of thousands of feet of film a week, for months and years to become a colorist. Today someone colors a project once a month and calls themselves a colorist. Maybe that's why a great deal of broadcast (commercials, episodic etc...) looks flat and mediocre. That's much easier than something like say "Sucker Punch", "Limitless" or "Pirates of the Caribbean". 

Tom Rovak – Sr. DI Colorist 
Commercials, Feature Films, Music Videos, Episodic, Documentaries 
Foundation Post - Chicago/Los Angeles 
200 East Ohio Street 
Suite 200 
Chicago IL 60611 
(312)951-8734 Office 
(815)690-8323 Cell 
tomrovak at foundationpost.com 
trovak at comcast.net 
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Lovejoy" <chroma601 at gmail.com> 
To: "Bob Friesenhahn" <bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us> 
Cc: "Jim Lindelien" <hombresur at gmail.com>, tig at colorist.org 
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 9:48:35 PM 
Subject: Re: [Tig] Bearer of bad news. 

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Unfortunately from my perspective it does seem that the industry is 
shrinking. Since I was laid off in November 2009 ads for full time 
colorists have been few and far between. And by few I mean two. 
Bob Lovejoy 

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