CHICAGO--(Optimus today announced that industry-leading talent Oscar Oboza will join the production, editing and design house as senior colorist on October 1. The addition of Oboza, most recently with Pixel Farm in Minneapolis, creates one of the industry’s best color teams.)--
“I’m thrilled to make the move to Optimus, which has such an outstanding national reputation built on both talent and creative culture”
“Oscar gives us huge strength in our color department,” commented Optimus President Tom Duff. “He is in the prime of his career with a proven track record as one of the top five colorists in the country. We’re thrilled to bring him back to Chicago – his home – where he began earning his great reputation. Moreover, as a wonderful cultural fit, Oscar is a man who will impress all of our clients with his talents, maturity and room presence.”
Before spending the past five years at Pixel Farm, Oboza was at Filmworkers in Dallas. Prior to that, he was at Hi-Wire in Minneapolis. With 20 years of experience as a colorist, beginning at Cutters in Chicago in 1992, he started his career in post-production in 1985. Oboza has worked with agencies including Peterson Milla Hooks, Fallon, Martin Williams, Olson, Campbell Mithun, Periscope, Colle+McVoy and Carmichael Lynch. His impressive client list includes JCPenney, Target, Cadillac, Best Buy, Payless Shoes, General Mills, Barbie, Minnesota Lottery, Kmart, University of Minnesota, Papa Murphy's, Schwinn, Subaru, and Cenex. Music video artists include Incubus, Liz Phair, The Roots, Atmosphere, Low, and Polica. Films include Memorial Day, The Unforeseen, Older Than America, and Following Sean.
“I’m thrilled to make the move to Optimus, which has such an outstanding national reputation built on both talent and creative culture,” said Oboza. “Everyone has a passion and pride for what they are doing, and there’s a great sense of being part of a big family. And, I couldn’t be more excited to return to the city where my career took shape. Chicago continues to prove itself as a strong creative community and I look forward to being a part of that again.”
Optimus is a leading integrated production company with offices in Chicago and Santa Monica. A singular, streamlined creative-driven machine, Optimus offers all production services - production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing - under one roof. For more information, please visit www.optimus.com. Connect with us at www.facebook.com/Optimus161.