SJ has been working in the New York City post production community since 2007. The University of Kansas graduate began her career as an editor and motion graphics artist with CBS News. At Technicolor-PostWorks (2008-2017), Smith expanded her skill set to encompass editorial finishing, color grading, and visual effects. After departing Technicolor-PostWorks, she spent two years in commercial visual effects, specializing in beauty work and creative look integration. She has applied her talents to projects ranging from Netflix, documentaries, independent features and commercials. Notable long format projects include The Big Sick, Strong Island, The Americans, The Jinx, and feature doc “Ailey” premiering at Sundance 2021.
She loves collaborating with directors to bring new life to their images. Harnessing a wide skill set, SJ often finds unconventional solutions to elevate a director’s vision and execute them effortlessly.
A student of the latest post technologies, she enjoys both the variety of her work and the opportunity to use post-production tools in creative and innovative ways. She is currently a Senior Colorist at Final Frame in New York.