Optimus announced that Oscar Oboza will join the company as senior colorist on Oct. 1.
“Oscar gives us huge strength in our color department,” said 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 postproduction in 1985. Oboza has worked with agencies including Peterson Milla Hooks, Fallon and Martin Williams. His client list includes JCPenney, Target and Subaru. Music video artists include Incubus, Liz Phair, The Roots, Atmosphere, Low, and Polica. His film credits 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.”