In some of their earliest discussions about the new film The Water Man, both director, producer, and actor David Oyelowo, and cinematographer Matt Lloyd, ASC, CSC, knew that the look of the film would need to be more majestic than a spherical lens could provide. Then, Lloyd met up with Michael Koerner of Koerner Camera of Portland, Oregon, who would provide the lenses and cameras for the project.
Fittingly for a film rooted in Broadway, post-production on the feature film Tick, Tick … Boom! was largely completed in New York City by members of the Post New York Alliance. Visual effects house Phosphene used its wizardry to reconstruct several of Larson’s hangouts from the 1990s and help the production overcome the challenges of filmmaking during the covid pandemic. Picture finishing, meanwhile, was executed wholly at Company 3, where award-winning colorist Stephen Nakamura worked with Miranda and cinematographer Alice Brooks, ASC to finetune the dreamlike imagery used to tell Larson’s story.
Pace Pictures provided editorial and post-production services for For the Love of Money, the new crime drama from executive producer Melvin Childs, director Leslie Small and Freestyle Releasing, about a single mother who takes desperate action to save her teenage daughter from gangsters threatening her life. Pace’s Heath Ryan edited the film, which draws audiences into a murky world of crime, violence, and unlimited cash, and explores the morality of doing whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.
The Colorist Society has named Mark Todd Osborne to its board of directors. Osborne is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with more than 200 film and television credits. As a board member, he will be involved governing, managing, and planning for the organization. He will also act as an ambassador for CSI to other industry organizations and the wider professional community. Osborne joins Kevin Shaw, president; Sarah Priestnall, vice president; and Hugh Heinsohn, secretary/treasurer, on the CSI board.
The Colorist Society has launched Colorist Society Hollywood, an exclusive, invitation-only group of color finishing artists. The group’s mission is to advocate for their craft, support diversity initiatives, and create educational opportunities for its members and associated industry partners. They will also seek to deepen CSI’s ties to other industry organizations and the wider entertainment industry.
Projects that originate on film are increasingly rare and one current standout is the HBO series Succession. Working with film creates some interesting challenges and opportunities for Light Iron senior colorist Sam Daley, whose involvement in the series goes back to the pilot episode.
The Colorist Society International and the International Colorist Academy have announced that the next Color Space Cadets event is slated for Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 pm GMT and will feature CSI president Kevin Shaw and colorist Warren Eagles, with other iColorist trainers and special guest speakers, in a discussion titled 2021 Show and Film Looks.
Adobe has introduced Auto Tone, a new technology for applying intelligent color corrections with a single click. Now in Premiere Pro Beta, Auto Tone adjustments are reflected in the Basic Correction sliders at the top of the Lumetri panel, allowing users to easily fine-tune results and fast track their color correction.
Feature film and episodic imaging scientist Matthew Tomlinson and media workflow specialist Lucas Andrei will discuss color science and its application to traditional visual effects pipelines in the next edition of Post Break, the free webinar series from Post New York Alliance. The session is slated for Thursday, October 14th at 4:00 p.m. EDT.
The winners of FilmLight’s new colorist awards will be announced at EnergaCamerImage 2021 November 13-20 in Torun, Poland. The judging and awards are being organized with the co-operation of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Federations of Cinematographers and the Colorist Society International. Roberto Schaefer, ASC AIC-Imago, said, “For years I have believed that as cinematographers we need to acknowledge that there is more to creating the best cinematography. The finished product is the work of many talented and artistic individuals who should be recognized in a wide, cross-departmental way. I hope that this will be a beginning.”