Selected Skills
  • Color Management
  • Conform
  • Finishing/Delivery
What I Do
  • Broadcast/Web Scripted Long Form
  • Commercials
  • Feature Documentary
  • Feature Narrative

Kali Bateman is one of Australia’s premier colourist talents and owns and operates a boutique color grading studio in Brisbane, Australia. Kali has developed a reputation for impressive work through a career spanning a decade, multiple continents, and tentpole features and episodic content. Through collaboration with Directors and DOPs, Kali brings a unique mood to each project. She recently had the pleasure of working with director Baz Luhrmann on ‘Elvis’.

During Kali’s time with DNEG, Vancouver Kali delivered VFX colour for a slate of features including, Dune, Wonder Woman 1984, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife. With a state-of-the-art purpose-built studio, Kali is available in-studio, via remote color grading sessions, and for booking at post facilities.

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Tutorials by Kali Bateman CSI

10 tutorials found.

Colourist Comparison Pt 2: Comparing Workflows and Techniques

Colorists Kali Bateman CSI and Luke Ross reveal gritty details of their node trees - grading identical footage to the same creative brief.

Colorist Comparison - Two Colorists Grade The Same Footage

Explore two distinct approaches to color grading on one spot. Join Kali Bateman and Luke Ross as they dive deep into technique and workflow.

The Career Lessons Learned Of Senior Colourist Ferg Rotherham

Senior Colorist Ferg Rotherham shares wisdom learned from his mentors and cinematographers, freelancing, and how to surprise your clients.

Interview: Oscar-Winning International Colorist Hootan Hagshenas

Senior Colorist Hootan Hagshenas CSI discusses his career, scene-referred workflows, Baselight / Resolve, & colour styles across cultures.

A Career Empowering Colorists: Talking with Peter Postma

Peter Postma of FilmLight shares his involvement in creating foundational color grading tools and standards at Kodak and FilmLight.

What's The Role of VFX Colorist? With Christian Ganea Reitmeier

What does a VFX Colorist do? Christian Ganea shares his views and workflows on some of Hollywood's biggest movies & shows at DNEG.

From Freelancer to Facility Owner with Colorist CJ Dobson, CSI

Colorist CJ Dobson shares her journey from freelancing to owning a boutique Color shop, offering unique solutions for modern post workflows.

Office Hours LIVE! Color Management, HDR, & Cinema Grading

Four Mixing Light Contributors help one of our members solidify their color management settings & workflows for HDR and cinema color grading.

Talking Dailies Colour Grading With Colourist Fergus Hally CSI

Kali Bateman CSI interviews Australia's renowned colourist Fergus Hally CSI on colour grading and delivering dailies for major feature films.

A Conversation With Senior Colourist Vincent Taylor CSI

We're happy to introduce our newest Contributor, colorist Kali Bateman. She's relaunching our interview series. Starting with Vincent Taylor.