experience in commercials, independent features, documentaries, web media and
staff with the addition of colorist Jeff Altman. A Chicago native, Altman spent the past two years in New York,
working on advertising, digital content and feature film projects. On the
commercial side, he’s done work for Pepsi, Capital One, Verizon, Intel and
Mountain Dew, among other brands. His long-form credits include the independent
features 6 Years from director Hannah
Fidell, slated to premiere at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival, and
Nasty Baby from Chilean director
Sebastian Silva, which debuted last year at Sundance.
“Jeff is a star,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody.
“He’s had an opportunity to work on some great projects, and he’s really honed
his craft. He brings a fresh perspective and energy
to color grading that has been lacking in the Chicago post community.
We’re glad to have him as a part of our team.” In his first project with
Filmworkers, Altman is grading a web campaign for Four Loko with creative from
through Color Collective, a boutique service that provides color grading
services through New York editorial houses including Spotwelders and Final Cut.
He performed final color grading for five feature films, several shorts, and
numerous commercials. He also colored segments for Saturday Night Live.
of projects at Filmworkers. “I want to go deeper
into commercials, while continuing to work on features and documentaries,” he
says. “My goal is to achieve a balance of great projects.”
Filmworkers in 2008, training under Michael Mazur before moving to New York to
take a colorist position with Color Collective. “I’m interested in what makes a
great image and the impact of color correction,” he says. “As a colorist, I
influence the tone of the project and manipulate images to evoke a feeling.”
See Jeff’s work here.