Aurora Gordon is a dailies colorist based out of Los Angeles, California. An Oklahoma native, she studied film and photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. She hit the road immediately upon graduation, landing two weeks later in sunny California. She makes her home in Larchmont with her husband, storyboard artist James Gibson. People call her Rory (so if you’re confused… yes, same person).
Some recent credits include season two of the critically acclaimed “Masters of Sex,” season one of “The Blacklist,” and the Vince Gilligan produced show “Battle Creek.”
In her spare time, you can find her cooking, painting, producing videos, reading the dictionary, and losing her keys. Regularly.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
(I just can’t bring myself to call this an “artist’s statement.”)
As a dailies colorist, I try my best to be a liaison between what is captured and what is intended, hopefully providing a consistent proxy for offline edits, serving as a link all the way from the DP and director’s pre-production to the final colorist’s execution. For me, this means keeping in touch with the key creatives and representing the intended image to the best of my abilities. My priorities are to provide consistency and communication. And a little magic.
In the digital world today, transcoding and treating a properly captured image requires an understanding of how various cameras record, in order to preserve the richest picture possible. Reproduction is an art, but I fall back on my training in processes and technology often – the image is created on set and I am simply here to interpret. I’m just thrilled to put a little light into the offline edit.
So after every night I process dailies, and the crew views takes the next day, I hope Aurora musis amica est. (Dawn befriends the muses.)
WHERE IS YOUR REEL AND ALL YOUR SAMPLES?
WAIT, DIDN’T YOU USED TO HAVE A PHOTO BUSINESS?
Why yes, I still do! But I take about three clients a year. So… better have a convincing pitch.