VANCOUVER — Colorist Jimmy Hsu has joined Encore Vancouver, bringing with him a background in content creation and color science expertise. He joins the studio from Side Street Post Production, where he began as an online editor in 2012 before focusing on color grading.
Hsu’s work spans live action and animated projects across genres, including features, video game cinematics and commercials for clients such as Universal Studios, Disney and Lifetime. His path to color grading was not a direct one. Upon graduating from British Columbia’s Simon Fraser University with a bachelor’s in Interactive Arts and Film Production, he held various roles in production and post production, including as a creative editor and motion graphics artist. Having edited more than a hundred movie trailers, Hsu is well-versed in project deliverables and specs, which helps inform his color process. He also draws from his artistic background, leveraging the latest capabilities of Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve software to incorporate significant compositing and visual effects work into his projects.
“Encore Vancouver has a rich talent pool of artists and handles some of the most high profile projects in the industry, so joining the team was a no brainer,” sahs Hsu. “I’m really excited to expand the breadth of my work and add my skillset into the mix.”