Color grading by someone ‘without‘ the knowledge and experience to know what to do, and what not to do, can end in really disappointing results for you. There’s just not a whole lot of saving.
In the hands of a skilled colorist ‘with‘ the experience and expertise mastered through years of dedication and hard work makes for great results. That’s a fact!
Meet Senior Colorist Jim Wicks
Jim has had a long, distinquished career in motion picture and TV production. His color career began in 2007, quickly becoming a top Color/Finishing Artist. He is well-known and respected for his work color restoring 100’s of films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.
Jim’s color work can be seen in theatrical features, TV, commercials, and film preservation and restoration. Jim has color graded and supervised the grading for projects in both English and Spanish. His work can be seen throughout the United States, as well as in Cuba, Mexico, and South America.
“I begin every project with a question: what does this film want to look like? Clients often say their inspiration was someone else’s film. But. The color of Gone Girl does not work in Star Wars. The color of The Godfather will not work in Arrival. You see what I mean? Each film has its own color palette. My job is to help my clients find the color world their film belongs in.”
The early days of television formed the basis of Jim’s film education. Watching TV was only the beginning. His father was a Cinematographer, an early member of the CSC, and Martin Scorsese’s film professor at NYU. Jim was introduced early on to the way movies and television shows are made. btw – that’s young Jim in the photo on the right, circa 1959.
“Growing up we didn’t live near a movie theater. Television was my portal into the world of classic movies and television shows. All these years later, I still love my job. Wasted time in front of the tube? Hardly! It got me a full time career: first, in production. For a time, on camera. And ultimately, in post-production.”