Coates Notes is closed

Coates Notes is ending as a journal of musings about Bay Area cinema and color.

Readers are welcome to follow that topic on my business Facebook page:

Gary Coates Motion Picture Color Finishing LLC

From now on this space is the location for my personal journal
“Humanist Pilgrim’s Progress”

The journal will carry on themes I began on Facebook.

  • Blather: thoughtful articles in print or podcast I’ve read or heard and forward
  • Toons on Tuesday: a day for graphic humor
  • Wax on Wednesday: recordings of music and the spoken word
  • Throwback Thursday: exploring history and this year “1968 Revisited”
  • Science Friday
  • The Great American Songbook
  • Secular Sabbath: one day a week in celebration and in preservation of Humanism with poetry, art, architecture, dance and even religious expressions of humanism just to practice and teach tolerance and because I like some of the music from all the world’s religions.

END GAME  is a new work of nonfiction cinema from Telling Pictures.

It premieres at Sundance 2018 and will stream on Netflix later this Spring.

We performed the color grade and online editorial conforming at Zoetrope Aubry Productions.

This is a film of extraordinary intimacy as it enters the last days of lives ending in hospital, hospice, or at home. The San Francisco Zen Hospice is featured as well as the University of California San Francisco Medical Center Hospital.

The participants were courageous and we have been given a great gift from them to face what we all must inevitably do.

RITOMA: An “Eastern” with Tibetan Cowboys

Ruby Yang has just completed post production in the Bay Area on RITOMA, her new nonfiction film. Veterans of the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative Master Classes 2017, Dan Olmsted and myself, have polished the picture and sound.

Ruby has directed a look of muted color and soft contrast ,much like our most recent collaboration “In Search of Perfect Consonance” we like to call the Ektachrome Commercial Reversal look.