ColorScene started in 2010 when David Catt, having left his position at DaVinci, decided to partner with fellow Colorist Ron Anderson as a free-lance colorist. Over time as DaVinci was sold to Blackmagic Design, David was asked by BMD to handle DaVinci Resolve sales on the East Coast of the USA. ColorScene evolved to now handle DaVinci Resolve sales in the whole of the USA, Canada, & Latin America as well as Digital Vision's Phoenix Restoration and Scale Logic Storage Systems.
Based out of Atlanta, Georgia; ColorScene services all of the USA including the major markets of NYC, Boston, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. We sell all of Blackmagic's Catalog and have access to many solutions for their products. We also design and sell Digital Vision's Phoenix, Nucoda, and GoldenEye systems, as well as design custom Storage Area Networks and NAS systems utilizing either ZFS or HyperFS file systems. While we might specialize in the color correction side of post-production, our engineers have experience with all aspects of production, including: Live Production w/ ATEM, Cinema Cameras, Live Streaming, Monitor Calibration, etc.
Meet the Team
Owner, Colorist, Trainer
David Catt started life in the film and television industry as a telecine engineer at Rank Cintel in the UK. He also ran the training department for a while before joining SVC Television, a London post production facility based in Soho as their chief (only) engineer. After that, he took over as full time colorist. He built a second telecine suite and then a third which used the very first Da Vinci color corrector in Europe. Later, he built the first Tape to Tape room in Europe also using a Da Vinci.
David became very close to many of the personnel at Da Vinci and in 1994, they offered him the position of Product Manager. He began working with the Da Vinci engineers to develop products from the colorists perspective, including the Da Vinci 2K and Resolve.
In 2007, David moved over to Film Systems to become their Product Manager with the intention of building a new film scanner. However, the writing was on the wall even then that film was on the decline. Blackmagic bought Da Vinci and needed an Eastern USA reseller for the revitalized Resolve product line. Film Systems was selected became quite successful in building, selling and training on Linux and Mac Resolve color correctors, Revival Restoration products and UltraScope.
The color correction industry has changed significantly away from film and into the digital era. With help from good friend and fellow Colorist Ron Anderson, David started his own color correction company, ColorScene Inc, to get back to his colorist roots. He uses a Resolve color correction system installed in a purpose-built grading suite. His years of experience in product management and concept design for color correction products helped him re-invent high efficient color correction processes and workflows to match current requirements in an all digital world.
Systems Architect, Storage Systems Engineer & Trainer
Jonathan Catt joined ColorScene in 2012 while finishing up his Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems from USF. After graduating in 2013, Jonathan became the lead designer and engineer for our turn-key DaVinci Resolve, Phoenix Restoration, and Storage Systems. He specializes in all aspects of system development from initial planning, to development, building, final testing and training.
In 2014, Jonathan lead the way in designing our ZFS Storage Systems (Bit-Buckets) allowing our customers to integrate high-capacity storage pools for dramatically lower costs than traditional storage systems, even so far as to compete on price per TB with LTO Archive solutions. In 2015, Jonathan completed his training with Scale Logic Systems to be a fully authorized Installer and Trainer on the HyperFS SAN System and Genesis Storage Appliances.