- Friday, Jul. 12, 2019
- SANTA MONICA, Calif.
Colorist Gregory Reese has joined grading and finishing studio a52 Color, led by EP Thatcher Peterson. Reese comes aboard a colorists’ roster which includes Paul Yacono and Daniel de Vue.
Reese established a name for himself over the course of eight years as a colorist at The Mill. He has colored a spectrum of commercials for athletic brands including Nike and Reebok, as well as campaigns for Audi, Apple, CoverGirl, GMC, Progressive, and Samsung. Having the opportunity to work with notable directors including AG Rojas, Matt Lambert, and Harold Einstein has contributed to Reese’s ability to grade for any style.
Reese has contributed to several projects for Apple including the acclaimed “History of Sound” spot, which sonically chronicles the decades from the late 1800s to 2015. Reflecting historical authenticity with his treatment of each vignette, the ad earned Reese a nomination from the Hollywood Professional Association for Outstanding Color Grading in a Commercial.
Merging his love for music with the passion for his craft, Reese has collaborated with artists like Jack Ü, Major Lazer, Arctic Monkeys, Run The Jewels, Jack White, and Pharrell Williams. Reese has been a contributor to Vince Staples’ canon, having graded a series of his videos as he rose from up-and-comer to bona fide star--including the gravity-defying clip “Lift Me Up” which earned Reese a UKMVA nomination for Best Color Grade. Reese’s warm, cinematic grade for Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” garnered an AICE Award for Color Grading in the Music Video category.
Reese now reunites with Peterson; the two had previously been together at The Mill in L.A. “Having had the fortunate experience of working with Gregory at The Mill, I knew he was the real deal when it came to a seasoned colorist,” said Peterson. “It’s a great advantage to be working with him again as he heightens a52 Color’s growing talent pool of top-notch colorists.”