Tim Bolt

Senior Colourist

About Tim

Tim has been onlining and grading for over 30 years and has built up an enviable reputation as a colourist. During this time, he has also worked for manufacturers, training and demonstrating at trade shows as well as owning and running a successful post house for over 12 years. During that time Tim has picked up two RTS grading awards for his work, one for a short documentary about the Abbey Road zebra crossing and the other, for the wonderful series following the seasonal changes of the British landscape “The Great British Year”. Tim is hugely enthusiastic about grading and onlining all genres of television and constantly looking to produce the absolute best pictures for all types of productions.

When not sitting in a dark room Tim loves sailing, being an RYA qualified Coastal Skipper. Tim’s more land-based pleasures include skiing, gardening, cooking, supporting Bath Rugby and playing boules.

To request Tim’s showreel or CV, or to check his availability, please email us


The Somme 1916 From Both Sides of the Wire – BBC Studios for  BBC2

Earth’s Greatest Spectacles – BBC NHU for BBC2

Tribes, Predators & Me – BBC Bristol Arts for BBC2

Nature’s Epic Journeys –  BBC NHU for BBC1

Winterwatch 2016 – BBC NHU for BBC2

Animal Babies – BBC NHU for BBC2

What people say about Tim

“Tim is a highly accomplished master of his craft and has performed several minor miracles on my films over years. Whether it’s epic landmark or low-budget obs doc Tim always brings great enthusiasm to each project, and genuinely cares about getting the very best out of every single shot, whatever the format. He is always calm and good-humoured in a crisis, nothing is ever too much trouble even when we’re up against it, and he’s consistently great company in the grading suite.”

Rob Sullivan Producer Director BBC NHU/Silverback Films 

“I’ve worked with Tim for the last 10 years  on numerous high end commercials, three series of ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and most recently on the TV and theatrical grades for a ‘Shaun’ half hour special.

On all the projects we’ve worked on together, he has demonstrated the same technical knowledge, understanding of the creative , attention to detail and collaborative spirit that make him a key part of the team and a pleasure to work with”

John Woolley – Producer