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Kia ora to new member Alana Cotton

30 Jun 2020 11:40 AM | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

Long time listener, first time caller. I'm not a DOP but I am your biggest fan. I am a colourist based at Images and Sound in Auckland, where, minus a couple of excursions to Australia and LA, I have been for over 12 years.

I was fortunate to start out when film was still quite prevalent in the industry and we were just starting to shift into digital, so am grateful for the opportunity to have seen that shift and the advantages and disadvantages that came with it.

I cut my teeth colouring as an assistant on shows like Outrageous Fortune and Power Rangers and can barely believe that I now get to sit in a room and collaborate with the people l looked up to and studied in Film School. (Hi AlBol).

These days I grade everything from TVC's and short films through to Long Form Drama Features, Television, Documentary and everything in between. Recent highlights include The Luminaries, Fresh Eggs and Mystic the young adult series I am currently working on for the BBC.

Throughout my time as a colourist I have been fortunate to work alongside and learn from many of you. Some of you being pretty instrumental in my progression (I'm looking at you Simon Raby).

The reason I joined NZCS was to try and mine you all for your expertise so that I can better serve you at the other end.

I look forward to meeting many more of you.

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