Senior Colorist Sam Daley has joined Deluxe post operations in New York, where he will lead final color finishing for feature films and television. Daley has been a fixture of the local post community for over 20 years.
In making the announcement, William Sherak, President, Deluxe Post Production said, “We are thrilled that Sam is joining the Deluxe family. He is immensely talented and will be a great addition to the team as we continue to expand our color services around the globe.”
Deluxe President and GM TV Post Production Domenic Rom added, “Sam is a world-class colorist. I am very excited to be working with him again. I’ve watched and shared his career growth since he first came into the New York market. He’s an ideal anchor for our growing final color roster with tremendous industry knowledge. More than ever, directors and DPs are working across formats and Sam’s multifaceted experience in features and television is invaluable.”
“The connectivity and strength of Deluxe’s worldwide network provides the best of both worlds. I can tap into Deluxe resources for things like color science and infrastructure, while still providing clients with a boutique experience, both locally and beyond. I look forward to continue growing as a colorist, and nurturing the next generation of color talent,” said Daley.
Prior to joining Deluxe, Daley spent time at Technicolor, Postworks, and Tapehouse. He began his career in color at Du Art, where he also worked with Rom. Daley’s notable recent feature credits include the critically acclaimed “The Florida Project,” “Beirut,” and the upcoming “Sorry to Bother You.” He also finished the first season of “Girls,” and season one of “The Deuce,” as well as the HBO miniseries “Show Me a Hero,” which earned him a 2015 HPA Award nomination for Best TV Series Color Correction. Daley brings a deep knowledge of color finishing techniques to Deluxe, including the nuances of working in Dolby Vision and HDR10.
Daley will be based out of Deluxe’s New York location on West 18thStreet. In addition to final HDR and SDR color, the facility also provides dailies color (including UHD dailies), online editorial and various deliverables. Visual effects services are available through co-located sister company Method Studios.