Electric Theatre Collective is delighted to announce the arrival of French colourist Mathieu Caplanne to its growing London colour department. As the studio continues to expand, Caplanne joins for exclusive representation in the UK, alongside Jason Wallis and Lewis Crossfield, who are at the helm of the award-winning colour department.
Caplanne has been lending his artistic vision to critically acclaimed music and advertising projects over the past 10 years. His work on the music video for Jamie xx’s haunting track “Gosh,” directed by Romain Gavras, won best colour grade at the 2016 UKMVAS. The trophy was well-earned, as Caplanne’s palette serves to further draw the viewer into the eerily desolate backdrop of Tianducheng, China.
More recently, he graded “Territory” for The Blaze, which picked up best international dance video at this year’s UKMVAS and gold for best cinematography at Ciclope Festival. He has collaborated with many prolific directors such as Gustav Johansson, François Rousselet, Martin Werner, and CANADA on their recent Beck music video “Up All Night.” In the commercial space, Mathieu has worked with prominent brands such as Nike, Adidas, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Renault.
“We are so excited to be representing Mathieu at Electric,” says Executive Producer and Partner Lee Pavey. “It’s in our DNA to hire the most talented people possible and we feel we have done this yet again with him joining our team. His work on high-end projects like Nike’s ‘Da Da Ding’ spot directed by François Rousselet and the Jamie xx video just showcases what a fantastic creative talent he is, and we can’t wait to make magic together.”
Caplanne joins Lewis Crossfield, who began his career at The Mill London and joined Electric Theatre Collective in January 2014. He recently coloured Scott Lyon’s EON “Tomorrow is On” and Pete Candeland’s GWR film “Five Go on a Great Western Adventure.” Perhaps most notably, he graded Massive Attack’s award-winning “Voodoo In My Blood,” directed by Ringan Ledwidge. Lewis has worked with distinguished directors including Biscuit’s Andreas Nilsson, Academy’s Martin De Thurah, Peter Cattaneo and Marcus Soderlund, and some of the best young talent in the industry including Max Sherman, Jake Dypka and Sing J Lee.
Also leading the colour department is Jason Wallis, who started his Electric Theatre Collective career in 2014 and has been collaborating with some of London’s most impressive young directors, such as Yoni Lappin and Tyrone Lebon. As Jason’s career grew he was sent to head up the west coast colour department, while still keeping one foot across the pond in the London office. In the last few years, he has worked on notable CG jobs including Center Parcs and Finlandia, and has graded for renowned filmmakers such as Megaforce, Karim Huu Do on his H&M and Alexander Wang films, Noam Murro on Seat, along with Stephan Wever and Pete Candeland, to name a few.