Thank you for your support
I do feel Color Department is the obvious choice, but open to suggestions:
Job descriptions listed so far by myself and others are: (please add/comment as you see fit)
On Set Colorist
Color Timer (lab)
Absolutely. I completely agree.
It is not solely about visible recognition. It is also about not being forced to choose between two categories that both inadequately reflect the profession and what we do.
Besides, how can
this be that we sometimes have to do quite some research in order to find out –
if at all – who the colorist of a contemporary film was? There are producers
who don’t know where to put us and therefore sometimes don’t credit us at all.
There should definitely be a color category. IMDb is a relevant platform for our industry and a great recourse to us all. They are not to blame for not establishing a color department from the beginning, but they could make the necessary changes now.
Thank you Kevin for the initiative!
1- No, it doesn't come straight like this from the camera
2- It wasn't graded by the editor either
3- And now, the tasks are highly diversified...
I agree that it doesn't make sense for the colourist (or any of the above-mentioned finishing departments) to live in an editorial.
30 years ago it may have been that everyone worked in the same dept as that, but nowadays, the editorial dept is very much separate from the people responsible for the finishing of a digital film.