[Tig] Kris Kolodziejski, Testimonial and eulogy

Jørgen Christiansen jorge.stiansen at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 11:22:03 GMT 2012

Dear TIG admin.

Can you please post this from former Colorist and TIG member Demetri
Kitsopoulos ? Thank you.
Jorgen Christiansen.

"Last week, the Digital Imaging community lost a pioneer, Kris Kolodziejski.

Kris launched the heralded Digital Film Lab in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Through his vision, technical prowess and mastery of film, Kris perfected
the Digital Intermediate process to a level envied by colleagues with
seemingly far more resources.

A true renaissance man.  As a definitive perfectionist, Kris gained the
trust and admiration of many notable cinematographers by ensuring every
light sculpted frame of film was developed to exacting and consistent
standards at DFL's innovative chemical laboratory and then immortalized
faithfully through the Digital Intermediate process he refined and

He was an honorable man, who shared his vision and science with digital and
film artist alike ...and the telecine community at large.  He was beyond a
key collaborator with Fuji, Discreet Logic, Sony and Philips/Thomson.  His
innovations included advances and collaborations in Cinematography, Theater
Projection standards, Data storage, LUT’s and even reverse-engineering the
Philips / Thomson "Spirit Datacine" from which many in our industry

Beyond his supreme and tireless dedication to the digital imaging and film
industries, Kris was certainly a connoisseur.  He was an audiophile and
film enthusiast.  He spoke Polish and Japanese.  His hands were as skilled
as his mind, building a playground for neighborhood children, cooking
Japanese food, flying remote-controlled airplanes and even completing a
full, frame off restoration on his amazing Corvette.

His family was his colleagues.  As a film and digital imaging guru, he
mentored many of the talents that excel in our industry today.  He also
continued to lecture, demonstrate and share his self-taught knowledge with
most anyone who had the same intrigue with the visual and technical arts.

Many of us continue to benefit from his innovations, and as such, share in
his immortal legacy.

Rest in Peace,

Demetri Kitsopoulos"

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