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MPC’s Richard Fearon Grade ‘The Zero Theorem’



Director Terry Gilliam’s new futuristic parable

MPC’s Richard Fearon Grade ‘The Zero Theorem’

MPC Colourist Richard Fearon has graded renowned Director Terry Gilliam’s latest sci-fi release, ‘The Zero Theorem’. The futuristic parable is a stunning visual spectacle shot on 35mm, with colour schemes playing an integral role in the storytelling. Technicolor also provided full post-production and deliverables on the film. 

The film stars Christoph Waltz, playing a data processor given a mission to solve the ‘zero theorem’ through an apparatus installed in his ruinous chapel. Through tangled plotlines and a multitude of famous faces including Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw, the film twists and turns in typical Terry Gilliam style.

Richard Fearon, working at Technicolor, completed the multi-faceted grade. “It was an absolute honour to work with Terry; ‘12 Monkeys’ and ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ are some of the most iconic films of our time. The grading brief for the film was to create a colourful, bold, powerful world through which the main character appears drained in his never ending search for the meaning of life. Working with Terry and his DoP Nicola Pecorini was a real adventure that pushed every boundary. They are true artists in their field."

The grade plays an integral role in the film; the fast-paced storyline and neon colours combine to create an impending sense of doom for the protagonist. Richard continued, “Terry's background in animation gives him a very precise eye and he recognises the composition of an image instantly.” Nicola Pecorini added “[…] when we [finally] started the DI we were loaded with information and thanks to Richard's skill and good humour we were able to quickly achieve the look we wanted: an extremely colourful world outside, in stark contrast with the darkness of Qohen's chapel.”

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Mill London, Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:49:53 GMT