Published on Friday, 29 June 2012
MPC LA has added a second colourist, Ricky Gausis, to strengthen a US colour grading
department led by Creative Director Mark Gethin.
|Ricky, who has worked at MPC for 10 years, has developed an individual style influenced by the company’s colourist Jean-Clément Soret in London. Among his credits are commercials and music videos including Florence and the Machine's music video ‘Spectrum’, contrasting between vibrant colour and muted stage scenes directed by David LaChapelle. His recent ad work includes the fascinating Strip Away 2 spot for Nissan and a piece for Red Bull directed by Pete Candeland at Passion Pictures that has attracted much attention.
On previous visits to the LA office, Gausis worked with directors such as Matt Dilmore of Epoch, Jeremy Konner of Partizan, and Todd Cole of the Directors Bureau, to name a few. "Ricky is already an accomplished colourist in London, and looks forward to establishing his talents in the States," said MPC's Head of Telecine Development, Ed Koenig. "He's capable of handling most anything that walks through the door."
Ricky’s arrival begins an expansion to the colour department at MPC LA, which has offered colour grading in the US since opening its Santa Monica office in 2008. As Mark Gethin continues to make an impact on the market through his work with major directors, the studio wants to build up its facility in this region to accommodate the increased demand by opening a second grading room.
MPC LA's grading team operates in a facility running on hardware that allows them to offer clients all aspects of grading, from full data management processing with MPC Data Labs technology, projection-based DI and feature grading on a Baselight system, and standard Dolby screen grading environments, situated on the fourth floor of the studio's central Santa Monica offices. www.moving-picture.com