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Hi, I am

Terry Simpson

a Digital Intermediate Colourist.

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Biography

Long ago in a distant land, I, Terry, the waveform Sorcerer of Colour, unleashed an unimaginable hue… But a foolish greyscale warrior wielding a magical tint stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final shot was tweaked, I tore open a portal in RGB and flung him into the grade where my hue is law. Now the fool seeks to return to the past and undo the colour that is Terry.

PHOTOGRAPHY

At a very young age, I developed a keen interest in photography that would ultimately last a lifetime and direct me towards filmmaking.

COMPOSITING

Having studied Visual Effects and specialized in Compositing I’d rapidly develop a newfound admiration for all that was colour.

TELECINE

My introduction to grading as a career, under the mentorship of two incredible humans, I started to hone in on my ability to grade.

DIGITAL GRADING

I was fortunate enough to be around during the birth of digital grading and have been a relentless colourist ever since.

Work Process

CONNECT

CONFORM

DISCOVER

COLOUR GRADE

QUALITY CONTROL

DELIVERY

Clients

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WORK HISTORY

Apr 2015 – Current

Colourist

BlackGinger.

Alter and enhance the colour of a motion picture or video image.

Feb 2011 – Apr 2015

Digital Intermediate Colourist

The Refinery.

Alter and enhance the colour of a motion picture or video image.

Nov 2010 – Feb 2011

Compositor & Colourist

Freelance.

Nuke compositor and aspiring colourist.

EDUCATION

2008 – 2010

BA, Visual Effects & Editing

AFDA Johannesburg.

2008 – Best 1st Year Film – The Hole
2009 – Best 2nd Year Film – Born Equal
2010 – Best 3rd Year Film – Magic Lantern

2002 – 2006

Higher Academic Education

Edenglen High School.

I received my Matric Certificate through Edenglen High School.

Trade Skills

Colour Grading

Online Editing

Compositing

Motion Graphics

Software Skills

Baselight

DaVinci Resolve

Colorfront

Nuke Studio

After Effects

Final Cut Pro

Language Skills

English

Afrikaans

TESTIMONIALS

Lauren Van Rensburg

General Manager | Refinery

Terry is a rare find. His broad range of skills within the post-production arena means he is able to present solutions to problems at various stages of the process. He understands his tools and his craft to a whole new level. This, with a very creative eye for colour, has resulted in very happy clients. His level of commitment also makes him completely dependable in an often highly volatile environment.

Jurgen Meekel

Master of Fine Arts | WITS

One of my very favourite students… dedicated, inquisitive and passionate. A teachers dream student with a touch of nightmare. A fruit fly circle-ing just out of focus ± 15 cm before ones eyes. Waving does not help. He will persist. But in the way you want any student to be. Keep ideas coming and ask the appropriate questions. This said I would recommend Terry to anyone who needs a creative and technically proficient Colourist, Motion Graphics designer, FX-designer with an edge…

Charl Joubert

VFX Supervisor | Wicked Pixels

Terry was my sharpest student, very quick to pick up techniques and also create some ingenious ones of his own. He is the 1%.

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Nissan Micra – Drones

Directed by Adrian De Sa Garces

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Castle Lite – Money Calling

Directed by Lebogang Rasethaba

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Coca-Cola – JIG

Directed by Adrian De Sa Garces

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Carling – No Excuses

Directed by Kim Geldenhuys

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Volkswagen – Stuntman

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Glenlivet – Neighbourhood

Directed by Greg Bailey

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Superbalist – Lets Play

Directed by Sam Coleman

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Richelieu – Chase

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Kite

Directed by Ralph Ziman

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JnB – Justerini Brooks

Directed by Leigh Ogilvie

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Amarula – African Hearts

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Beacon – Make A Beaconnection

Directed by Trevor Clarence

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Nederburg – Discover What’s Inside

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Avenged

Directed by Donovan Marsh

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NBC Universal – Roger

Directed by Karien Cherry

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AKA ft KO – Run Jozi

Directed by Ofentse Mwase

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While You Weren’t Looking

Directed by Catherine Stewart

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One Last Look

Directed by Philip Roberts

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Karsten og Petra – På Safari

Directed by Arne Lindtner Næss

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Seal Team 8 – Behind Enemy Lines

Directed by Roel Reiné

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IDC – Brand

Directed by Dan Roberts

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Castle Lite – Ziyabanda

Directed by Lebogang Rasethaba

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Castle Lite – Summer

Directed by Jason Fialkov

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Discovery – Penguin

Directed by Darrin Hofmeyr

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Dookoom – Dirty

Directed by Pieter Hugo

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New Balance – Baby vs Dale

Directed by Karien Cherry

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Savanna – Dance Off

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Yardley – Gorgeous

Directed by Karien Cherry

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Mandela’s Gun

Directed by John Irvin

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Toya Delazy – Heart

Directed by Jeana Theron

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Miracle Rising

Directed by Brett Lotriet Best

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Desmond & the Tutus – Tattoo

Directed by Chloe Coetsee

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Louise Carver – How you gonna do it?

Directed by Morgan Dingle

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based in Cape Town, SA

Tel : +27 (82) 578-3457

contact [at] terrysimp.com

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