Life in Technicolor

August 25, 2014
Rosalind Black
Alexis Gee ’14
Photo credit: Alexis Gee

When Alexis Gee ’14 got a job with Technicolor-Postworks New York, a company that edits commercials, television shows, and feature length films in post-production, she saw the door to her future opening before her. As a client services coordinator at Technicolor, Gee attends to film directors, directors of photography, hair and makeup technicians, and other movie personnel, making sure they are comfortable when they visit the office.

Gee discovered the position while meeting with Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov, who connected her with an Oberlin parent who worked with Technicolor. Gee enjoys interacting with clients, but she wants to learn more about the technical side of film editing like coloring. “It's such a detailed and satisfying position to be in to see the fully finished movie first and know how much work you put into it,” she says.

At Oberlin, Gee’s pursuit of a cinema studies major was shaped by the tutelage of professors such as Dan Chaon, codirector of the Creative Writing Program, whose class, Writing for Film and Television, exercised her ability to write for the screen. Her fellow students also pushed her to pursue her passion. “I'm not sure if I would have ever declared cinema studies or followed through with it if it weren't for the constant stream of support and encouragement I got from my friends and classmates, which I think is something that is very nice about Oberlin: It's full of people who really just want to see you succeed in any realm that you can.”

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