CHICAGO — The Colonie (www.TheColonie.com) continues to grow its roster of talent and services with the recent addition of colorist Jennifer Gaida. The hiring marks the launch of the Chicago-based company's new color grading division, and rounds out a list of services that includes editing and design.
Gaida comes to the studio from Energy BBDO’s Flare. She previous spent three-years at Utopic, where she honed her skills as both a colorist and editor. Some of her credits include color grading broadcast commercials and social media campaigns for brands such as Starbucks, Porsche, Revlon and Pantene. Gaida has also been called on to color grade a variety of independent projects, including the short films, Milk Shake and Networking Lunch. Her music video credits include the recently released Stayed Down, featuring Twista.
“Jennifer takes The Colonie’s roster of high-end services to the next level,” says partner and executive producer Mary Caddy. “Her honed aesthetics and technical expertise enable her to meet the range of challenges that color grading presents. She’s a talented colorist who brings the eye of an editor and photographer to every project.”
Gaida is working out of The Colonie’s new Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve suite and has already completed projects for Perrier, Cresco, La Mer, Walmart, HP and Toyota.
“Jennifer has a drive and passion for her craft that make her the ideal person to head up and develop a new division with the ability to deliver high-quality color grading services right out the gate,” adds partner and senior editor Brian Sepanik. “We're thrilled to have her on board and look forward to 2020 - and establishing The Colonie as a reliable resource for quality color grading services.”