Kali Bateman

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Kali is an Australian freelance colourist working on feature films, short film, TVC, tv drama, documentaries and music videos nationally and internationally.

Starting out in the tape room at Method Studios Melbourne, as an assistant editor, Kali learnt a range of professional workflows and developed her capacity to work under pressure. A highlight of this period was editing a 13 part television series called Heart and Soul becoming a finalist in the international Emmys Awards.

Kali spent several years working at Melbourne boutique TVC finishing post house The Refinery. As an assistant, she had the privilege to learn from many of Australia’s most experienced colourists and online artists on iconic commercials for high-end cars and alcoholic beverages. This gave her insight into varying approaches to colouring, that helped her to develop her unique approach

After a number of years as the in-house colourist at The Post Lounge Brisbane, Kali is now working freelance.  Kali has enjoyed an exceptional start freelance career, having her work consistently win BADC and ACS awards for the directors and cinematographers she has collaborated with.