VFX + Color
VFX + Color : Why does it matter?
How many times have you opened, or inherited a project and found that something was …off? The undistorted plate is correct, the camera profile matches, but something isn’t right, or worse: broken. What’s the deal?
VES NY held a virtual panel on the theoretical and practical knowledge of color management.
From on-set acquisition to final grade and delivery, we spoke with experts at each step of the process.
Wednesday, October 25th
8:00 pm EDT
Jep Hill || Alkemy X
Austin Mayers || Crafty Apes
Dr Chris Bai || BenQ
Art Suwansung || BenQ
Tashi Trieu || Colorist – Avatar: Way of the Water
Diego Yhama || Estudio Roco
Dr Chris Bai – BenQ
Dr. Chris Bai is currently the Senior Color Expert at BenQ Corporation, and he also serves as the Vice Chair of ICC (International Color Consortium) and the Chair of ICC Displays Working Group. He is also the ISO TC-130 and IEC TC-110 Expert who defines international color standards. His passion in photography led him into the world of color science and color management. His research interests include color theory, observer metamerism, display technology and spectral-based color management.
Jep Hill – Alkemy X
With over 28 years of visual effects and imaging experience creating and supervising visual effects for features, Hill’s work includes classic studio-style visual effects production and leading teams through the entire process on live-action and full CG feature films at such facilities as Dream Quest Images, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Scanline, Digital Domain, and Industrial Light & Magic. In March 2021, Hill joined Alkemy X as a VFX Creative Director and Head of Imaging to expand Alkemy’s West Coast team, capabilities, and build a strong creative presence in both USA and Canada.
Austin Meyers – Crafty Apes
Austin Meyers is a visual effects supervisor and post production specialist. He is an Emmy and VES award-winning visual effects artist with over 15 years of film, television, and commercial experience. With a degree in film, a background in turn-key video production and web design, he ultimately found himself working as a compositor and then worked his way up through the ranks and is currently Head of 2D for Crafty Apes, NY. He has a unique vision of how production and post flow together, and is driven to create fast, flexible, and efficient teams and workflows
Art Suwansang – BenQ
Art is BenQ Pro Display Line Global Ambassador, Calibrite Ambassador, X-Rite Coloratti and Adobe Partner & Influencer. He is a photographer, YouTuber and an expert in color management with a technical background in computer engineering.
Tashi Trieu – Colorist
Tashi Trieu has over 10 years of post-production finishing experience as well as an extensive background in compositing and digital and film photography. Utilizing a strong eye for story-centric visual aesthetics, Tashi combines both technical and artistic strengths to enhance feature films, commercials, short form, and episodic productions.
Tashi is the co-author of the textbook “Modern Post”, an internationally recognized authority on modern Hollywood post-production finishing.
Diego Yhamá – Estudio Roco
Post supervisor, colorist, and educator based in Bogota Colombia, Diego has worked on a variety of productions as a colorist and currently as a post supervisor in his own company Estudio Roco, as an educator he is the designated DaVinci Resolve Master trainer for Latin America by Blackmagic design and has taught different classes for universities, tv channels and post-production houses in around 13 countries, he also works as a demo artist with Maxon and Eizo Monitors.