AUSTIN, TX — Production and post production studio TBD Post (https://tbdpost.com) has expanded its creative reach by bringing on a new team of colorists. The team includes Yohance Brown, Vincent Taylor, Ariana Shining Star, Brandon Thomas and Cullen Kelly, and each member brings a large body of past work, as well as deep creativity and technical expertise.
Photo (top): Brandon Thomas and Ariana Shining Star
“Each colorist is an artist in their own right, which makes them well-versed and able to communicate the vision of the directors and photographers they work with,” explains Ted Griffis, co-owner and post supervisor at TBD Post. “They excel in collaboration and helping to enhance the story they’re trying to tell.”
Yohance Brown (pictured), who specializes in documentary and non-fiction work, on top of his commercial experience, most recently worked on Netflix’s Harry & Meghan, which became the most viewed documentary on the platform. He also previously worked on the Academy Award-winning Summer of Soul. Brown’s credits in the commercial space including work for Mercedes, Nintendo, Burberry, Miller and Ford Motors.
Australian colorist Vincent Taylor brings with him his own creative approach, having previously worked on distinct long-form projects like Merfolk, Tiger King and the Kanye West documentary Jeen-Yuhs. He’s also worked in the commercial space for Bentley, Coca Cola, BMW and Johnny Walker.
Ariana Shining Star originally studied criminal neuroscience and now uses her psychology background to weave character and story development into her color work. Her credits include the See's Candy 2022 Holiday campaign, where she worked to capture an old world Hollywood feel. Her credits also include clean and crisp work for Audi. Based in LA, Shining Star has graded features and television content for AppleTV+, HBO, Netflix and Hulu. She also brought a creative eye to VMA nominated music videos for Rihanna, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.
Brandon Thomas started in independent films before transitioning to feature films and commercial spots. He worked on the popular Netflix film Blue Miracle and the crime documentary Man on the Run, as well as on the award-winning documentary A Thousand Cuts. On the commercial front, his credits include work for Bacardi, Yeti, Fender and Air Force.
Los Angeles-based colorist Cullen Kelly (pictured) has worked on several heavy-hitting projects. In the commercial world, he has supported clients that include Sephora, McDonalds and Microsoft. In the narrative space, he has credits ranging from the Apple TV series Shape Island, to Feeling Through, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2021. Kelly also has a podcast called The Color Code, and is a published color scientist.