MPC’s award-winning team of colourists are now available in 12 European and US markets, through a dedicated remote viewing network.
MPC’s global award-winning team of 10 colourists (Jean-Clément Soret, Mark Gethin, Adrian Seery, George K, Aline Sinquin, Richard Fearon, James Tillett, Ricky Gausis, Stephen Gatti and Matthew Osborne) are regarded as some of the best in the world. It has taken years to build such a unique team with a level of expertise and creative sensitivity.
Today, seven colourists based in MPC London, two in MPC’s LA studio and one in NY are available to clients throughout Europe and the US. Through partnerships with leading local studios, directors, DoPs and sgencies can participate in grading sessions via dedicated state-of-the art viewing feeds from MPC offices. In addition, real-time grading environments are available between MPC's three commercial sites: London, NY and LA.
According to Graham Bird, MPC Advertising MD, the move was triggered by client demand. “There was a high demand for us to develop a state-of-the art remote viewing network. Our clients cherry pick the best talent from around the world for their production teams and they are under increasing time pressures. This, coupled with the demand for our market-leading team of colourists, led us to find a solution,” he said.
The London team of colourists is led by Director of Colour Grading, Jean-Clement Soret. Jean Clement has been voted the Best UK Colourist for three consecutive years* and was ranked number one VFX Artist last year*.
The remote viewing rooms in the US follow the arrival of MPC’s second US colourist, Ricky Gausis, who recently migrated from MPC’s London studio, to join all-star colourist Mark Gethin in LA. “Mark has been remarkably successful since arriving in LA and demand for his work is rapidly growing nationwide" stated MPC’s US Executive Producer of Telecine, Ed Koenig.
In Europe, MPC has teamed up with Digital District in Paris, Harvest in Hamburg, Video Workshop in Oslo, Red Rum in Stockholm and Proxima Milan. While in the States, MPC has teamed up withCharlie Uniform Tango in Texas, Volt Studios in Minnesota, and Postmodern in Colorado to install remote viewing suites in the cities of Dallas, Austin, Minneapolis and Denver.
MPC has outfitted these new facilities with monitors identical to those in the grading suites at MPC’s studios. By way of a dedicated Internet feed and identically calibrated monitors, clients can grade with the MPC colourists as though they were in the same room.
“Clients in these markets can now work with every colourist on MPC’s roster. We recently ran a session where the DP was in Stockholm, the agency was in London, and the grade took place in LA. The entire process was seamless,” said Koenig.
MPC approached producers and creatives at several agencies, to identify local studios that would provide a trusted and comfortable setting for the new facilities. The primary goal was to ensure that the satellite partnerships would give MPC clients the level of quality they would receive if they were working with MPC in person, without the need to travel.