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Junior Colourist

  • Picture Head
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 09/02/2023
Colourist Entry Level / Junior / Apprentice Post-Production

Job Description

Who we are!

As part of the Streamland Media Group, Picture Head are industry leaders in finishing on a global scale. Our employees represent a culture of ambition, creativity and innovation – where our talent is rewarded with generous company benefits, professional development opportunities and training and competitive salaries.

What we do!

Picture Head’s clients range from the biggest studios in Hollywood to some of the World's most creative auteurs. Our business model boasts Top-Tier Talent, State-of-the Art Technologies, and Level 0 Security Clearance resulting in the safest, most efficient way to deliver any form of Modern Media to the public eye.

What we need!

We’re looking for a highly creative Junior Colourist, ready to make their next move in their career and engage with a team that prides itself on delivering a quality result.

What we’re looking for, from you!

  • The ideal candidate has demonstrated outstanding colour grading technique alongside strong visual effects and editorial skills using Base light and Da Vinci Resolve. This individual is well-versed in colourspace workflows, full timeline prep, grading, compositing, and rendering.
  • Responsible for all assigned colour duties in the Colour suite. Executes colour correction for Marketing projects including but not limited to trailers, TV spots, social media spots, and GFX-related colour finishing.
  • Ability to grade title graphics as well as show footage with a full range of primary and secondary colour correction, including the ability to selectively grade individual elements within a graphic card, animation, or shot, while working with mattes.
  • Works directly with clients using personal creative ability to interpret the client’s intent for the look and feel of a project and supports the lead colourist with pre-grading as well as colour support for all pipelines and workflows.
  • Prepares timelines for client sessions (conform and pre-grade, for example); liaises with Producers, Editors, other Colourists, and Graphic Artists beforehand to check elements to ensure accuracy and flag any technical concerns.
  • Preparation of timelines for other colour staff.
  • Performs post session follow-up such as assessment of work orders and completes any necessary revisions, as well as creation and QC of final deliverable renders.
  • Works with Scheduling and Operations to assess and fulfil the needs of the clients.
  • Fills out all work orders and reports for assigned projects.
  • Responsible for setting / adhering to client or department specific colour science workflows
  • Uses back-end colour expertise to work closely with the GFX / VFX teams to follow and create efficient and high quality GFX and imagery throughout the entire finishing process
  • Other duties as required.

What Experience we’re looking for!

  • 3+ years of experience in colour correction at a professional post production finishing house.
  • Technical knowledge of colour correction platforms - specifically Base light and Resolve, as well as 2D/3D DI and monitor grading. Prior knowledge and experience with HDR grading a necessity. Ability to work with various file types (EXR, DPX, TIFF, Pores etc), in various colour spaces, as well as an understanding of colour science and ACES colour workflows a requirement.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to interface with high-profile clients and internal staff regularly and maintain excellent working relationships.
  • Must be able to maintain flexible schedule to meet production requirements; ability to work long hours as needed; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team or under supervision. Able to apply creative license to work as well as take over other colonists projects when necessary and maintain the creative intentions for those projects.
  • Ability to focus for long periods of time, excellent visual acuity.
  • Work well under pressure, deadline and detail oriented.
  • Team based and has the ability to step in and put forth the extra effort to get the project over the finish line.
  • Experience with After Effects, Maya, Flame or Nuke all a plus.


This role is based in LA, USA – You must be able to be physically located in LA for the length of this contract. This role is not based in the UK. We are happy to consider applications from candidates who are willing to relocate to LA.

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