SANTA MONICA — Arsenal FX Color (www.arsenalfxcolor.tv) has added colorist Tahirah Foy to its growing staff. The company has studios in Santa Monica, Albuquerque and Atlanta.
Formerly with HBO, Foy brings diverse experience in color grading for television, film and broadcast media, as well as in film restoration. In her first project for Arsenal FX Color, she will be performing final color grade for the feature documentary Big Boss, directed by Keke Palmer.
“Tahirah is an incredibly talented and technically adept young artist with a very bright future,” says Arsenal FX Color managing partner Larry Field. “She has already accomplished a lot and we expect her to flourish through the opportunities she will have here. We are thrilled to have her join our team.”
Foy earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Media Arts at Emerson College, Boston, in 2014. She began her career as a post production coordinator, working on the AMC series Fear the Walking Dead, and later joined post house Mad Old Nut Productions in Hollywood as an online editor. She became a colorist at the entertainment marketing agency Lussier, where her work included promos and trailers for studio features, and network and streaming series. In 2019, she joined HBO as a colorist, where, among other things, she was part of a team that remastered nearly 100 episodes of the hit series Sex and the City.
She became interested in joining Arsenal FX Color through Rory Gordon, a supervising colorist at the facility who served as her mentor when she took part in the Hollywood Professional Association’s Young Entertainment Professionals class of 2021 program.
“Rory’s willingness to share her vast knowledge of color and color science was amazing,” says Foy. “Also, several of my colleagues at HBO were familiar with Arsenal and raved about the facility and their experience working here. It seemed like a great fit.”