Hi, I am

Terry Simpson

a Digital Intermediate Colourist.

about me


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.


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


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


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


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

Work Process










Apr 2015 – Current



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


Nuke compositor and aspiring colourist.


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


Motion Graphics

Software Skills


DaVinci Resolve


Nuke Studio

After Effects

Final Cut Pro

Language Skills




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%.

Download CV



Nissan Micra – Drones

Directed by Adrian De Sa Garces


Castle Lite – Money Calling

Directed by Lebogang Rasethaba


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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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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Nederburg – Discover What’s Inside

Directed by Bruno Bossi

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Directed by Donovan Marsh

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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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Dookoom – Dirty

Directed by Pieter Hugo

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Mandela’s Gun

Directed by John Irvin

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Louise Carver – How you gonna do it?

Directed by Morgan Dingle



Reach Me

based in Cape Town, SA

Tel : +27 (82) 578-3457

contact [at] terrysimp.com

Freelance Available

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