Steve Scott known for vfx, color correction work on major projects

Technicolor has signed theatrical digital intermediate colorist Steve Scott away from Deluxe’s eFilm.

Scott begins at Technicolor Oct. 1 and will be based at Technicolor’s Hollywood HQ.

Post facilities rely on their star talent, especially DI colorists like Scott, to lure major movie projects. Some helmers may be inclined to switch from eFilm to Technicolor just to continue working with him.

Scott worked in visual effects before becoming a DI colorist, winning an Emmy for vfx for “The X-Files” in 2000. His recent credits as DI colorist include “Men in Black 3,” “The Avengers” and “Red.”

“(DI) is where things are completed and assembled,” Technicolor Creative Services prexy Claude Gagnon told Variety. ” It’s probably more important today with projects that have thousands of visual effects shots that come in at the last minute. Getting talent that understands the vision of the filmmaker is more important than ever.”

Scott had been at eFilm for a dozen-odd years. He has won multiple HPA Awards, including various color correction and DI kudos for “Iron Man,” “The Help,” “Julie & Julia” and “The Illusionist.”

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