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Kevin Shaw


Kevin Shaw, CSI is a consultant, instructor and colourist with 35 years of experience. He is currently President of Colorist Society International (CSI), co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA), an Academy ACES mentor and Dolby Vision HDR consultant.

Kevin is equally at home working on DI Feature productions, TV episodic programming and for three years headed up the BBC S&PP restoration team. Prior to the software revolution he was a renowned telecine colorist and worked with every model of the hardware da Vinci color correction systems up to and including the 2kPlus with Toolbox. In those days he concentrated on high-end commercials.

In the early 1990s da Vinci began using Kevin as their preferred instructor, and he ran their training program on a freelance basis. In 1998 the training became a full-time task and Kevin joined da Vinci Systems in Florida, full time, to open the da Vinci Academy. He ran the da Vinci Academy and contributed to product design until 2004. In 2004 Kevin returned to the colorist chair to work with clients again through his new company Finalcolor Ltd. He focused on software grading and DI workflows.

In 2009, he co-founded the International Colorist Academy to share his knowledge and experiences with the growing new generation of software colorists. In 2012 Kevin took a lead role in building a new facility for the BBC to do digitisation, compliance editing and restoration. Since 2017 he has focused on HDR work and is excited about the new opportunities it brings. In 2016 he co-founded Colorist Society International (CSI), which is the first organisation to represent professional colorists and he is currently serving as President.

Kevin has written many useful articles and presentations. Clients include Amazon Studios, BBC S&PP, CBS Broadcast, Dolby, Kodak labs, NARA and National Film Board of Canada and Sky are amongst the clients that he has consulted for.