Cut to Black: Dion Harvey, Colorist+Editor

For each day in the month of February, the African American Steering Committee will be highlighting Local 700’s African American members, both past and present, and their accomplishments. We look forward to showing the contributions and influences African Americans have had on the industry.

Name: Dion Harvey

What’s your job? Colorist + Editor

List the credits you’re most proud of. “Celebrity Prank Wars,” “Top Chef,” and “Real Housewives of Dallas”

What are you working on right now? “Top Chef” + “Erika Jayne Limited Series

Who and what are your influences and/or mentors? Sally Menke, Sci-Fi Movies, Marvel, Photographers (Gordon Parks), Pepe Serventi- (Mentor)

What books are you reading, shows are you watching and/or movies you’re excited about? Currently Reading Adobe’s “Classroom in a Book” Series + “Ayurveda Healing.” Watching “Ozark” and “Succession.” Excited for “Gladiator 2” & “Rebel Moon” pt. 2.

What would be your superhero name? The Cooler (I’m really chill)

What are your black history month memories and any cultural or historical impacts on your life? School programs which first instilled the importance of learning about my ancestors history.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Time is going to pass regardless, so what are you going to do with it?

If you could time travel, when would you go and why? Pre-Colonized Africa to learn of African culture before European influence

What’s a little known fact about you? What are your hidden (or not so hidden) talents? I can take good pictures of people.

What’s your favorite (Black) television/movie moment? The trailer for the first “Black Panther.” It was exhilarating.

Was there a television show/movie that inspired you to pursue your career? “The Matrix” and “KILL BILL.”

What’s your personal/professional mantra? “Whatever it takes to get it done.”

What’s the last show/movie that left you speechless? Forks over Knives”

What would be your dream project to work on? To edit a high action sci-fi film.