Splice offers remote color session review! Can’t everyone do that now, you ask? Basically yes. So we are going a step further to partner with your production team. We will exploit our years of post-production experience to truly streamline and save you time and dollars. We will design a custom solution to integrate into your current post workflow whether you are using Avid, FCPX or Premiere. We come onsite to calibrate monitors and integrate systems and often help clients find other post efficiencies as part of our process. While we focus on remote color review, our real-time streaming option can be used for review of any of our post services including visual effects, motion design and sound.

Anywhere! We want to put real-time review as close to the decision makers as possible to save you time and stretch your budget. You can supervise our senior colorists from your edit suite, at your production office, onset or at your desk. Splice Remote Color puts the session where the creative decisions get made saving travel time at competitive rates!

Why not? Budgets continue to tighten with greater expectations for quality and turnaround time. Why fight traffic if you can get the job done better, faster and cheaper?

  • Experienced, fast and friendly colorists
  • We help keep as much in-house while utilizing our talent where it matters most
  • Option to grade before edit lock
  • We are on-call as your process demands with a low half-hour minimum
  • Workflow, system integration and calibration support
  • One of our certified calibration engineers will come to your location to setup professional and accurate monitoring that matches perfectly to what our colorist sees. We will create a streamlined workflow that supports your post process from a traditional remote DaVinci Resolve rig that is integrated into your post workflow or a simple single-switch live feed connected directly to our color bay.

  • Edit your show or film in any software.
  • Export a QuickTime or Avid movie file along with an XML or EDL.
  • We create a Resolve session and insert cut markers.
  • We connect to and control your Resolve system.
  • Connect over Skype puts you “in the bay” making creative decisions in real-time.
  • As our colorist creates grades, your system updates in real-time on your matching monitor.
  • Project settings are on both systems so you can disconnect and export the graded version directly from your Resolve.
  • Make small tweaks on your own or call us with revisions.

  • If time allows us to share all your media, we can add a couple steps that will offer other options and flexibility like having the ability to color before you lock picture allowing your creative team to try different looks and present better looking approval cuts. We will work with your team to figure out what makes sense for your project.

    We also offer a simpler single-switch, high-resolution, real-time streaming service if you do not have a Resolve system or don’t want to deal with the technology.

    Nick Hillyard   
  • Nick (Boneyard) Hillyard is a seasoned colorist with over 15 years of experience across the film, television and video industries. Work that he has contributed to has received awards and recognition all over the world including screenings at Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival and SXSW.

    Nick's approach to color derives from his experience on set as a cinematographer, seeing beyond what simply needs correction to what can enhance the visual storytelling of a piece. Versed in color theory and the art of visual storytelling, Nick can take your project to the next level.

    Nick is always staying ahead of the curve on new technology, techniques and equipment to bring the best solutions to the teams he works with. You can trust that Nick always something new and exciting to bring to the table.

    When he's not working, Nick can be found renovating his home in St. Paul, grilling and working in the woodshop.