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21 S P R I N G Q 1 I S S U E W H A T O U R M E M B E R S D O Gregory K. Creaser Classification: Lead Finishing Col- orist (My official classification is Y-4 engineer because there is not yet a clas- sification for colorists.) Q Where are you currently employed? DreamWorks/NBCUniversal Q Current project? "Trolls World Tour," which is the s e q u e l to " T ro l l s " ( 2 0 1 6 ). T h i s i s a computer-animated musical comedy theatrical feature scheduled for wide re- lease in April 2020. Voice talent includes A n n a Ke n d r i c k , J u s t i n T i m b e r l a k e, James Corden, Ozzy Osborne, and a lot of other recognizable names from today's music and comedy worlds. Q Describe your job. I'm responsible for final color cor- rection and mastering for all delivery formats, including theatrical, 3D, Home P H O T O : C O U R T E S Y G R E G C R E A S E R Blu-ray, streaming 2K SDR and 4K HDR (aka UHD), and I'm learning about Dolby Vision. Q How did you first become interested in this line of work? I worked in a f ilm laboratory as a film/print timer for over 15 years prior to working with digital media. I also had a photography studio that specialized in photographing original art for print, reproduction, and advertising. Color had to be perfect, so I knew then I had an eye for color accuracy. Q Who gave you your first break? A visual effects supervisor, Ralph Maiers, gave me a chance to color-cor- rect film scans for compositing and to learn computer skills (mainly UNIX and complicated systems that were used at the time in VFX work) that helped me get to the position I'm in today. Fortunately, he overlooked my lack of computer skills and hired me for my film background and keen eye for color. Q What was your first union job? P a c i f i c T i t l e & A r t S t u d i o i n Hollywood. Q What credits or projects are you proudest of, and why? Mainly all the animated projects I have been on for the past 12 years because all these images are generated from scratch, not photographed. Of the live action projects I've worked on – and there are many – "Pirates of the Caribbe- an" stands out for me because I love that time in history. I was able to have a huge impact on the last "Narnia" film. We were the first project/crew to build a pipeline for color-corrected dailies on set and

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