Bio and Resume
DAVE PULTZ has been working in motion picture post-production for over thirty-five years, devoting virtually all of that time to the craft of Color Grading. A graduate of the film school at Emerson College, Pultz spent two years at Film Tech lab in Westfield, MA before moving to New York City in 1978. He spent the next thirty years at Du Art Film & Video, working on a wide variety of independent features and documentaries. His experience spanned the heyday of independent filmmaking during the 80’s and early 90’s, working with directors such as Ang Lee, John Sayles, Jim Jarmusch, Whit Stillman, Todd Haynes, Spike Lee, Susan Sidelman and Milos Foreman among many others.
After leaving Du Art in 2008, he served short stints with the lab at PostWorks and Deluxe New York before fully transitioning into the world of digital color grading. Pultz now works independently as a DaVinci Resolve specialist. In early 2013 he developed a totally portable digital grading system for finishing work. It allows him to bring professional level color grading for projects of any length into any edit room environment.
Pultz is also a documentary filmmaker. In 1998 he completed the landmark work on the history of Stalinist purges, “Eternal Memory: Voices from the Great Terror.” He is currently in production on another human rights oriented documentary titled “The Bones Speak.”
February 2013 – Developed a color grading system using DaVinci Resolve, primarily for finishing work under Spring Street Productions LLC.
IMDb work profile
November 2011 – Present
Freelance Colorist. Experience with Autodesk Lustre, Apple Color and Quantel Pablo software.
March 2009 – October 2011
Deluxe New York, 435 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 – Colorist/Color Timer.
September 2, 2008 – December 9, 2008
PostWorks – The Lab, 227 East 45 St., New York, NY 10017 Colorist/Color Timer.
June 1978 – July 21, 2008
DuArt Film Laboratories, Inc., 245 West 55 St., New York, NY 10019. Senior Color Timer. Member Local 702 IATSE. Responsible for color timing Camera Negative and Digital Intermediate for motion picture film prints, including answer prints and dailies in both 35mm and 16 mm formats.
October 1976 – May 1978
Film Tech Laboratory, Westfield, MA. Color Timer.
Responsible for color timing film prints, including answer prints and dailies in 16mm.
Produced, directed and photographed the feature documentary “Eternal Memory: Voices from the Great Terror.” 1998. Narrated by Meryl Streep. Silver Apple Award, NEMN. Shown in several Film Festivals including Human Rights Watch, Lincoln Center, NY; Montreal and Molodist FF, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Emerson College 1972 – 1976 BFA in Media Studies/Film Production
Da Vinci Resolve training classes – “Resolve 101,” “Warren’s Looks” April 2013;
“Resolve 201” January 2014. Int’l. Colorist Academy. www.icolorist.com
Available upon request.