SERVICES

I work as a freelance motion picture color finishing editor (also called colorist, color timer, or color grader).

I enhance cinematography in the post-production editorial process and prepare films, television programs, music videos, and commercials for proper artistic and technical display in cinema, broadcast, or web release.

Filmmakers may contract my services in any of the following ways.

MY HOME OFFICES IN SAN FRANCISCO OR SANTA BARBARA

Filmmakers can hire me to finish color at one of my home offices.

Soaring rents in Northern California have devastated the ranks of post production studios.

My business model offers home offices in San Francisco and Santa Barbara and acting as my own producer I am able to dramatically cut the costs of color grading for the independent filmmaker.

In an era of shrinking budgets, I aim to be the filmmaker’s advocate.

I offer further discounts for non-profit organizations, social issue projects, students, and emerging filmmakers.

My San Francisco office is wheel chair accessible and I can provide accessible parking.

Both my home offices are equipped with calibrated broadcast monitors, video signal scopes, DaVinci Resolve color enhancement software, and an editing station with Resolve, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro.

YOUR OFFICE

I make house calls. I ask that you either provide a broadcast monitor or rent mine.

REMOTE GRADING

I can receive your project on a removable hard drive or by web delivery and work with filmmakers outside my Northern California and Santa Barbara locations.

THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NETWORK


My career crosses five decades in Northern California’s film and television industry and I have a network of associates who I can connect you to for other services:

Creative editorial

Online editorial preparation

Motion Graphics

Sound Mixing

Broadcast mastering

Deliverables: Blue Ray, DVD, Digital Cinema Package (DCP), and HD videotape

Color and Sound Master Review in Digital Cinema Projection

EMAIL garyuscoates@gmail.com

MOBILE +1.415.722.5342

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