The Finishing Suite

Portfolio

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Smith & Sheath, Pyramid Valley, Lowburn Ferry

4352x576 Vineyard Art Installations

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Paul Jones Photography
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Kaikoura: A Big Year

45min Documentary

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Sci Films
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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2018

VT Inserts

Online Editor & Colourist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Mediaworks
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A Conversation with Jacinda Ardern & Helen Clark

Celebrating 125 years of Women's Suffrage

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
UN Women Aotearoa & LS Productions
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Diamond Pasta "Heat and Eat"

30" TVC

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
LS Productions
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The Secret Life of Girls

2x 45min Episodes

Online Editor & Colourist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Screentime NZ
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Dancing on Icebergs

Documentary Telefeature

Online, Colour Grade, DCP Mastering
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Top Shelf Productions
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Stälker — "Shocked to Death"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Napalm Records
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Unorthodocs: Chelsea Jade

Short Documentary

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Two Heads
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Breaking and Entering

Short Film

Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Free Agent Films
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Te Waka Āwhina

Short Documentary

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Triton Hearing
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Vodafone Dreamlab

60" TVC

Edit, Online, Colour Grade, VFX
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Graphics
FCB
Client
LS Productions & FCB
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Pest Sounds — "Gross Income"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Muzai Records
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Calocurb

Product Launch Promo

Edit, Online, Colour Grade, VFX
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Motion Graphics Artist
Carlos Purcell
Client
LS Productions
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Wanted Season 2

International Sales Trailer

Trailer Production
The Finishing Suite
Trailer Producer
Alastair Tye Samson
Trailer Editor
Peter Evans
Client
Matchbox Pictures & NBC Universal
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Face the Classroom

2x 45min Episodes

Online Editor & Colourist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Screentime NZ
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Meadow Fresh Barista

3x 60" Spots

Edit, Online, Colour Grade, VFX
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Shine
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You're Back in the Room

3x 45min Episodes

Online Editor & Colourist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Screentime NZ
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Lion Queen season 2

6x 45min Episodes

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Top Shelf Productions
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Wild Animal Rescue

6x 45min Episodes

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Top Shelf Productions
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Hyundai Best Santa Fe Yet

30" TVC

Offline facilities
The Finishing Suite
Editor
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Shine
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Glad 50 Years

60" Spot

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
MAD Content
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Hyundai Master Content

53x 30" Spots

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Additional VFX
Richard Borg
Client
Shine
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Forensics season 1

7x 45min Episodes

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
South Pacific Pictures
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Slugs and Snails

Short Film

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Pearls Before Swine
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Hyundai Thomas Burkle

6x 30" Spots

Editor
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Shine
Item 2

ABCs of Death

End Credits

End Credits Title Design
Alastair Tye Samson
Client
Timpson Films

About

A downside of technology becoming so accessible has been many in the new generation of post-production operators who don't fully understand the craft, what they're doing or why they’re doing it. They may be able to get your work through a tech check, but are they making it the best it can be, or letting down your project at the final hurdle?

At The Finishing Suite, you have the best of both worlds — the low overheads and flexibility of a modern boutique shop, driven by a finishing expert with 15 years of experience working in high-end facilities.

I’ve delivered hundreds of hours of finished material for distribution all over the world, transitioned from SD to HD and tape to digital, and had a hand in pioneering new workflows for bleeding-edge formats as they emerged over the years. I know how technology has evolved, and have a strong grip on where it's going tomorrow.

Online editing must be more than just a tech-check — while meeting technical specifications should be a given, it’s definitely not the whole end game. It’s also about delivering a quality finish of the highest production values that builds on the hard work the rest of your team has put into your project.

From TVCs to television to feature films and all points in between, I'm passionate about using the finishing process to tastefully enhance your storytelling and take your work to the next level.

Want to know more? Drop by, raid the beer fridge, and let's talk about how we can give your project the finish it deserves.

The Finishing Suite is conveniently located right in the heart of Ponsonby — just two minutes walk from Ponsonby Central.

Alastair Tye Samson

Alastair Tye Samson Finishing Artist

For fifteen years I have worked as an Online Editor, Colourist, and all-round motion picture finishing nerd.

I offer inspiration and experience using DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, and Avid Symphony to finesse films, television shows, music videos and TVCs to be more awesome. I am fast and meticulous with an up-to-date knowledge of technology and a strong creative eye.

Over my 20 years experience in the screen industries I have worked with many high profile companies such as Weta Digital, Images&Sound, Warner Brothers NZ, South Pacific Pictures, Jam TV and heaps of others.

I love stories and storytelling. In 2009 I co-founded Hybrid Motion Pictures, a filmmaking collective with whom I produced and self-distributed my first indie feature film, JAKE, which was released theatrically in 2014.

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