NEW YORK CITY — Senior colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe’s post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. He has been a fixture of the local post community for more than 20 years.
Prior to joining Deluxe, Daley spent time at Technicolor, Postworks and Tapehouse. He began his career in color at Du Art, where he once worked with Domenic Rom, who is now Deluxe’s president and GM TV post production. Some of his notable recent feature credits include the The Florida Project, Beirut and the upcoming Sorry to Bother You. He also finished the first season of Girls, and Season 1 of The Deuce, as well as the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero.
Daley brings a deep knowledge of color finishing techniques to Deluxe, including the nuances of working in Dolby Vision and HDR10. He will be based out of Deluxe’s New York location on West 18th Street. In addition to final HDR and SDR color, the facility also provides dailies color (including UHD dailies), online editorial and various deliverables. Visual effects services are available through co-located sister company, Method Studios.
“Sam is a world-class colorist,” says Domenic Rom. “I am very excited to be working with him again. I’ve watched and shared his career growth since he first came into the New York market. He’s an ideal anchor for our growing final color roster with tremendous industry knowledge. More than ever, directors and DPs are working across formats and Sam’s multifaceted experience in features and television is invaluable.”
“The connectivity and strength of Deluxe’s worldwide network provides the best of both worlds,” Daley adds. “I can tap into Deluxe resources for things like color science and infrastructure, while still providing clients with a boutique experience, both locally and beyond. I look forward to continue growing as a colorist, and nurturing the next generation of color talent.”