Hello, I'm Cristian Colbert and I'm a motion graphics artist and online editor. I have over 19 years in the production/post production industry developing a comprehensive understanding of each specialized component. I am singularly focused on creating high-quality and compelling content. My primary expertise is in online editing with a specialization in design, motion graphics and visual effects. Throughout my career I've worked in various capacities of production and have developed a reputation of being a self-starter who exhibits strong leadership skills and a tireless commitment to delivering above and beyond expectation. As both a team manager and a freelancer, I've developed invaluable relationships with collaborators and a solid track record of successful creative products. I've made strong contributions to over twenty broadcast and cable programs and series which have aired on BET, GSN, FUSE, CBS, CNN, Much Music, MTV2, C-SPAN, My Network TV, UPN & The Travel Channel.
Since 2004, my primary area of focus has been motionography. From typography to color theory, I've cultivated my communication skills to provide compellingly intelligent and evocative visual design that enhances the marketing and branding aspects of respective projects.
“Cristian is calm under pressure, creative on a deadline and a pleasure to work with.”
AD and Script Supervisor, GSN Live
“Cris Colbert is that rare combination - a true techie and true visual artist. The work speaks to his relentless eye for quality and detail.”
Christopher Leo Daniels,
“It's great to work with someone who not only see my vision, but takes it to the next level. Cris Colbert work speaks volume.”
Weight A Minute......Let Me Get My BELT!
“As post production supervisor, I was impressed by Cristian's creativity and how well he paid attention to the smallest detail to make his work perfection. His style is unique and one of a kind.”
Post Production Supervisor,
Associated Television International
“Cristian is always ultra-responsive to our design needs.
This is especially vital in working with a major studio that require numerous versions and revisions. He is excellent in anticipating our needs, and delivering industry standard designs that I don't have to second-guess.”
Manager Creative Services,
“Cristian Colbert is a multi talented motion graphics artist who has delivered a wide range of projects for a very diverse client list. He specializes in capturing the client's vision for the end product and elevating that vision to a creative and satisfying conclusion.”
“Cris is a creative genius that I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. His experience, expertise, and professionalism is a great asset to any company or productions.”
Producer, Invincible Group
“In his work with me as editor and motion graphics guru, Cris has consistently given me the confidence to assure the client they’ll get the very best, state-of-the-art representation of their vision. Also... MFr’s got style.”
“Cris is one in a million; that rare combination of right-brain and left-brain infused with passion, commitment and drive. From evolution to execution, Cris is a creative professional with just enough edge to grab viewer’s attention and keep it.”
EIC/SVP of Production & Operations,
“It takes a unique individual to be as diverse and creative as Cristian is. He posses a rare ability to draw art from mere words. His skill set is as broad as it is unique.
His creative comprehension is as rare as his loyalty to the people he diligently serves and those he calls friend.
He never ceases to amaze me in work and play!”
MediaMax - A Communications Company
“Cris is able to view production through multiple lenses, from beginning to end, with an eye on excellence.
He's prompt, professional and personable."
Writer & Producer
“Cris Colbert's work effortlessly blends creativity with marketing savvy -- indispensable in today's competitive global market."
Writer & Director
Specialties: Editing, Motion Graphics Design, 3D Animation, Live Music Directing, Deko Operation
MOTION GRAPHICS DESIGNER / 3D GENERALIST / DEKO OPERATOR
Graphic design, kinetic typography,3D modeling, 2D & 3D animation, compositing, motion tracking, and rotoscoping.
Skilled in the entire Adobe Creative Cloud, AVID DEKO 3000, Apple Motion, Element 3D, Trapcode, Sapphire, Turbulence HD, VRay and
Cinema 4D: modeling, physics & hair dynamics, cloth simulation, fluid dynamics, character rigging, and HDRI lighting.
Experienced in the creation of show opens, title sequences & graphic package creation.
Online editing, multi-cam editing, color grading, sound design, advanced DVD authoring and duplication. Experienced in episodic, commercials, documentaries, industrial, music videos, reality and features. Expert-level Adobe Premiere & Final Cut Studio editor. I’m also proficient in Adobe Audition and Speedgrade and DVD Studio Pro.
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
Conceptualization, Story development, Scripting, Copy writing, Storyboarding, Award Show direction, On-location and studio direction, Multi-camera live music direction, SFX supervision. Experienced with managing large crews, studio personnel and talent.
Louisiana Jukebox Live - Producer/Director/Editor - 8 seasons, showcasing
performances of 3 live bands per episode.
• 1998 & 1999 Best of the Beat Award, Best Local Music TV (continuing series)
• 1999 Big Easy Award - Ambassador of Entertainment
• 2000 Telly Award - Outstanding TV or Cable Program: Entertainment
The Travel Network - Producer/Director/Editor - episodic Caribbean travel show.
• 2000 Telly Award - Outstanding Direction & Producing for Leisure & Travel Prog.
• 2001 Telly Award - Outstanding Direction & Producing for Leisure & Travel Prog.
Tiger Woods: The Man, The Foundation - Producer/Director/Editor - documentary
chronicling the life of Tiger Woods and the foundation
that bears his name.
• 2001 Telly Award - Outstanding Direction & Producing, Documentary Programming
Editor/Animator - Live Nation
Los Angeles, CA January 2012 – May 2013
Editing and Animation. Creation of animations and branding for international concerts, album releases and special events under the Live Nation umbrella. Working with creative team to deliver broadcast-quality animations with 2-3 day turnarounds.
Creative Director/Owner - Entity Media Group
Los Angeles, CA March 2004- January 2013
Post production & design company specializing in motion graphics, editing and website design.
Creative Director - GSN Live - Game Show Network
Los Angeles, CA August 2008 – May 2011
Oversaw graphics, set, and props designers in creating look of the daily broadcast. Served as lead animator conceptualizing and producing 3-6 unique game graphics per day. Additionally, ran the Avid Deko HD system for graphics insertion during live broadcast.
Online Editor/Animator - Associated Television Intl.
Los Angeles, CA 2006 – 2008
Online Editor for several cable television specials. Motion graphics and show package designer. Responsible for mastering for quality assurance & broadcast
Director -Voodoo Music Festival
New Orleans, LA 1999 – 2008
Three-day outdoor concert event, which attracts 350K+ attendees annually with acts such as Velvet Revolver, Smashing Pumpkins & Eminem. Seen nationally on FUSE, MUCH, MTV2 . Directed 3 stages, 15 cameras, HD live switch & 39+ hours of coverage.
Editor/Animator - Yudavision
Van Nuys, CA 2005 – 2006
Videographer and Editor for $100K+ special event and corporate videos. Responsibilities included: client liaisons, field shoots, editing and animating necessary graphics.
Technical Manager / Creative Services - BET
Los Angeles, CA April 2004 – May 2005
Administered the Avid non-linear systems and work-flow.
Provided tech support to editors and data management of the Avid Unity system.
DVD authoring and duplication. Additionally, generated one-pages, keynotes and show branding for various BET properties.
Producer/Director/Editor - Cox Communications
New Orleans, LA January 1999 – January 2004
Produce a wide variety of local-originated programming, ranging from episodic, music programs to documentaries, interview shows, magazine shows, travel shows, special events and documentaries. Managed a crew of 30 ranging from music directors, stage managers, lighting techs, to production assistants. Directed this five-camera, live-to-air telecast.
Crown Productions, Inc January 1993 – January 1999