Paul Byrne Colorist

PAUL BYRNE

DIGITAL FILM COLORIST

FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS I HAVE BEEN WORKING AS A FREELANCE COLORIST IN LOS ANGELES.

COLOR GRADING FEATURE FILMS, TV-SERIES, COMMERCIALS AND DOCUMENTARIES. BEFORE MOVING TO LOS ANGELES I HAVE SPENT YEARS WORKING IN BOTH MUMBAI, INDIA & DUBLIN, IRELAND.

MOSTLY COLOR GRADING ON DAINCI RESOLVE. BLACKMAGIC CERTIFIED WITH INDIVIDUAL DOLBY VISION CERTIFICATION. I PROVIDE SERVICE REMOTELY AND IN LOCAL STUDIOS DELIVERING UP TO 8K RESOLUTION SUPPORTING ALL MAJOR CINEMA CAMERAS AND FORMATS INCLUDING RED, SONY, ARRI, CANON, BLACKMAGIC DESIGN AND MORE.

Paul Byrne Colorist
Paul Byrne Colorist
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Digital colorist is one of the new careers that has emerged from the use of digital technology in movie-making. You’ve most likely experienced the work of a digital colorist if you have seen a movie in the past few years. The use of color to create a mood and look in film is as important as the writing and acting to make the audience feel engaged.

Colorists make sure that all the shots in each movie scene match one another, by balancing color saturation and luminance from shot to shot. Their job is to make sure that no one shot stands out in the sequence. Digital colorists are also called upon to, for example, add more orange to the sunset in the sky, or to enhance a dingy looking building to appear brand new.

Part of a digital colorist’s job is to improve the appearance of the actors by evening out skin tones, and covering up dark under eye circles that make-up missed. Some stars are now even having digital touch-ups written into their contracts, meaning this should be a career that will be in high demand for many years to come.

Digital colorists ensure consistency throughout the production, and also offer original and creative solutions to any picture related issues. They work closely with their clients (sometimes side-by-side) to interpret their ideas. They have to document and file any information relating to picture-related problems and corrections, and also report any relevant information to ptoducers, directors and director of photography.

One of the toughest aspects of the colorist’s job is how they deal with clients. Clients have to be comfortable sitting in a dark room with the colorist for several hours a day, so it’s important that the colorist be easy to talk to and likeable. Clients need to have the confidence that no matter what problems may arise, the digital colorist has the skills to provide intelligent solutions and deliver their project to their liking. Gaining the trust and confidence of clients is a skill all unto itself.