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Page 33 of 51 32 POST MAY 2016 "This is a collaborative business: No one has the entire vision," declares Midwest- based DP Scott Bosworth (www.scottbo, who shoots commercials, independent films, shorts and documen- taries. "A good colorist can improve your imagery and take you places you never thought of — maybe even places you didn't realize were possible. The process is both collaborative and relational." Here, a number of industry pros weigh in on the DP/colorist relationship. DP SCOTT BOSWORTH & COLORIST STEVE FRANKO These days, when the lines between creative disciplines are often blurred and talent takes on multiple roles in a proj- ect, it's important to "respect the color grading process" and the principle that "the colorist can take things to another level," says Steve Franko, senior colorist and partner in Rising Fall in Dallas (www. "DPs and editors are not colorists, just like I'm not a DP or an editor. I feel strongly about sitting down with a DP, having a conversation and working together — we're on the same journey to make magic happen." Franko has worked with Scott Bosworth for some 15 years, and the two have be- come good friends. "For commercials, it used to be that the director, DP and all the creatives came to the color session. They owned the job," says Franko. "With tight schedules and tight budgets, I see DPs less and less now. But Scott gives his attention to a project from beginning to end, and his spots look the better for it." Bosworth typically comes to Rising Fall to work with Franko, but when scheduling constraints prohibit in-per- son sessions, Franko links via Internet to Bosworth's office in Kansas City. "I'd rather be in the room with Scott, but if we have to work remotely, it's a sweet little system," says Franko. Recently, Bosworth was director/DP on Sons of Fishes, a Garmin commercial pro- moting the company's Panoptix All-Seeing Sonar. The fun storyline is full of faces familiar to anglers and fishing-show devo- tees. The spot opens with a brooding night exterior of a Bait & Tackle Shop where some leather-jacketed guys are holding a meeting of the Sons of Fishes. The brawny, grizzled club leader asks what's going on, DPs and colorists partner to take commercials, TV and films to new creative heights BY CHRISTINE BUNISH CAMERA & COLLABORATIVE VISION R: O CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO CO COL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL O OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR OR LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO LO L

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