Created by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, the five-part miniseries White House Plumbers shines a fresh light on the real-life comedy of errors that burst out of the infamous Watergate scandal. Light Iron provided dailies and final color for the project, which reteamed cinematographer Steven Meizler and supervising colorist Ian Vertovec.
Lawrence Sher, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his work on Joker (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), War Dogs (2016), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has just completed filming Joker: Folie a deux – the follow up to the 2019 film which comes out in 2024. Last month he was appointed as the president of the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards jury. The winners of the award will be announced in November at EnergaCamerImage. Sher recently spoke with Digital Cinema Report via email about cinematography, about the role of color in the filmmaking process and about the color awards themselves. Here is that conversation.
FilmLight has finalized its 2023 color awards jury and appointed renowned cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, ASC, as this year’s president. Due to popular demand, the awards deadline has also been extended, with submissions now closing to the global colorist community on August 7.
Blackmagic Design and IntekTV are hosting a Colorist Mixer July 20 at 5:00 pm at the Country Club Lima Hotel in Lima, Peru as part of Blackmagic Week. Diego Yhama, CSI, founder of Estudio Roco, Bogota, and creator of the podcast Coloristas Hispanos, will host the event and give a talk on artificial intelligence-assisted color grading.
Cluster Studio, Mexico’s leading post-production studio, has re-invested in FilmLight by upgrading its pair of Baselight Two systems, supporting its move into the entertainment market as they cater to a growing amount of content being produced in the region.
Director David Cronenberg’s 1988 horror film Dead Ringers, about twin OBGYNs whose penchant for tricking others threatens to shatter their own psyches, has received a sibling of its own with the six-episode Amazon miniseries of the same name. Starring Rachel Weisz as twins Beverly and Elliot Mantle, the show tracks a similar descent into madness, but one that’s carefully distinguished as a complement to its predecessor. All throughout the series, the color red plays a key role.
Rocket Boys presents a fictionalized account of the era-defining story of physicist Homi J. Bhabha — Nobel Prize nominee and the father of India’s nuclear program — and Vikram Sarabhai — physicist, astronomer, and the brains behind India’s first national space agency. The show focuses on these two pioneers and how they worked to establish the newly independent India as a world power, through nuclear power and a presence in space.
Goldcrest Post provided post-production picture and sound services for eight films screening at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival. The work included a 4K restoration of Robert De Niro’s classic coming-of-age crime drama A Bronx Tale for its 30th anniversary Gala screening on June 10. Other projects include Choir; Waitress, The Broadway Musical – Live on Broadway! Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive; Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games; Against All Enemies; Every Body, and It’s Basic.
Following its second successful event in 2022, FilmLight will shortly be inviting entries for the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards. The awards, which are open to colorists on any grading system, will be presented at the International Film Festival EnergaCamerImage in November.
Diego Yhama, CSI is a Colombian colorist and founder of Bogota post-production boutique, Estudio Roco. The company provides color grading and other services for film, television, and advertising, including projects for NatGeo, Discovery Channel, Discovery Home and Health, and The Fox Channel. Yhama, who is also a DaVinci Resolve Master Trainer, recently launched Coloristas Hispanos, a podcast focused on colorists in the Spanish-speaking world.