The Finishing Suite

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fastestfibre

Chorus — "Fastest Fibre"

30" TV spot

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
VFX
Richard Borg
Cinematographer
Paul Ross Jones
Editor
Philippe Lods
Director
Paul Ross Jones
Agency
Saatchi & Saatchi
aatwstory

Albi & The Wolves — "Story"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
Alexander Campbell
Editor
Laura McBeath
Director
Gal Hochman
Label
Second Hand Records
orangesandlemons

Oranges & Lemons

Short Film

Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
John Cavill
Editor
Kerri Roggio
Director
Robyn Grace
Production Co.
Oranges and Lemons Ltd
totw

The Strat — "Top of the World"

Superbowl Spot

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Additional VFX
Richard Borg
Cinematographer
Eric Giovon
Editor
Philippe Lods
Director
Paul Ross Jones
Agency
LaneTerralever
conjourer

Razorwyre — "The Conjourer"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
Matt Henley
Editor
Bailey Palmer
Director
Chris Calavrias
Label
Napalm Records
Item 1

Hastings

4352x576 Art Installation

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
Paul Ross Jones
Director
Paul Ross Jones
Client
Aotearoa NZ Fine Wine Estates LP
Item 2

Diamond Pasta — "Heat and Eat"

30" TV spot

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematography
Bevan Crothers
Director
Laura Sargisson
Agency
The Business Marketing Group
Item 2

Stälker — "Shocked to Death"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
Matt Henley
Editor
Bailey Palmer
Director
Dave Hampton
Label
Napalm Records
Item 2

Breaking and Entering

Short Film

Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Cinematographer
Dave Garbett
Editor
Peter Evans
Director
Carolyn Beaver
Production Co.
Free Agent Films
Item 2

Vodafone — "Dreamlab"

60" TVC

Edit, Online, Colour Grade, VFX
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Graphics
FCB
Cinematograher
Olly Harris
Director
Laura Sargisson
Agency
FCB
Item 2

Pest Sounds — "Gross Income"

Music Video

Online & Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
Label
Muzai Records
Item 2

Hyundai Best Santa Fe Yet

30" TV Spot

Offline facilities
The Finishing Suite
Editor
Alastair Tye Samson
Agency
Shine
Item 2

Hyundai Master Content

53x 30" Spots

Edit, Online, Colour Grade
The Finishing Suite
Editor & Finishing Artist
Alastair Tye Samson
VFX
Richard Borg
Producer
Lucy Rei
Agency
Shine
Item 2

Hyundai Thomas Burkle

6x 30" Spots

Editor
Alastair Tye Samson
Producer
Lucy Rei
Agency
Shine
Item 2

ABCs of Death

Anthology Feature Film

End Credits Title Design
Alastair Tye Samson
Directors
Various
Producers
Ant Timpson & Tim League
Production Co.
Timpson Films & Drafthouse 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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