Jeff Olm began his career in 1986 at The Post Group as an visual effects assistant editor on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jeff has since held key roles in film projects including Titanic, The Fifth Element, Seabiscuit, Spiderman, Castaway, Armageddon, Black Hawk Down and the Harry Potter series in senior visual effects compositing and color grading positions. With over 75 feature film credits and a multitude of network television and commercial credits, Jeff has gained extensive experience working the high end systems including Lustre, Scratch, Baselight, Speed Grade, Shake, Nuke, Smoke, Flame, and Inferno.
In 2003 Jeff was hired by Autodesk to launch the Lustre product in the US at NAB and IBC Europe. He pioneered on-set color correction and look development with location based digital pipelines utilizing the Technicolor Creative Bridge Mobile Digital Lab and Theater. He has consulted on data based work flows and trained colorists for Technicolor, Sony, Red Car and Ascent Media. Jeff’s history includes senior colorist and artists positions with Sony Pictures Imageworks, Dreamworks Animation, Disney Feature Animation, Asylum, Cinesite, CIS and Discreet (Autodesk).
Jeff believes that you learn something from every single job. He believes that it is very important to give back to the creative community. He advises and mentors up and coming colorists, compositors, and teaches students from all over the world. He has given workflow and software demonstrations internationally for a variety of vendors on many compositing and color correction platforms. You never stop learning. And you can always get better.
Jeff has recently contributed to the look development, designed stereo post-production workflow, trailers , TV spots, and DI color correction for all distribution formats for the following titles. Journey to The Center of the Earth 3D one of the first new modern live action CGI stereoscopic features. He then joined Dreamworks Animation and was the Digital Colorist for Monsters vs. Aliens, How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek Forever After, Megamind, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Puss in Boots. Jeff is currently working on Madagascar 3, The Guardians and The Croods which are scheduled for release in 2012 and 2013.
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