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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Location: New York, NY
The Mill New York is looking for a Color Assistant to join the team. A Color Assistant acts as the right hand person to the Colorists and Color Producer and so they must develop a very close working relationship which is only possible if the Color Assistant has an innate understanding of the Senior Colorist’s technical and creative methods. Although an Assistant defaults to the Senior Colorist, the Assistant must also have the confidence and ability to deal with clients and their requests and to work on jobs without supervision. Assistants are not expected to have their own client base; they are expected to build one by developing and working in tandem with young and upcoming creative talent. Many of these are music videos, which allow a greater experimentation in creative and visual approach, allowing the assistant to apply the skills learnt whilst working with the Senior Colorist.
The Colorists and Assistant Colorists must develop a highly developed sense of color imagery coupled with a strong creative and aesthetic sensibility and an in-depth knowledge of the whole post-production process including current technical specifications of film, video and data formats.
They support the Colorists in communicating ideas to the Director and advise on the effects that can be achieved either in-camera or through the Color process whilst ensuring the final grade remains within the required technical specifications – if the grade is too dark, at the next stage of the post process the Flame Operator will be unable to add special effects or remove/add people and backgrounds. Once they have mastered the techniques and have found their own client base they can go on to become a Colorist.
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