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- Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022
Reid Brody's ColorNation adds 4 colorists
People on the Move
ColorNation, the newly launched remote color grading service founded by veteran postproduction entrepreneur Reid Brody, has added four colorists to its roster of available artists. Joining are Gino Amadori, Heather Hay, Mark Todd Osborne and Matt West. They complement a ColorNation roster that also includes colorists Yohance Brown, Calvin Bellas, Andrew Francis and Paul Harrison.
Brody has been building and leading color grading companies for over 30 years, since founding Filmworkers Club in Chicago in 1991. “With our remote setup, we can provide the right talent for every kind of project, with tremendous budgetary flexibility and without being restricted by geography or the clock. ColorNation is set up to reflect the way people are working today, which is why we’ve been able to attract the level of talent our roster represents.”
The Lima, Peru-based Amadori has more than 10 years’ experience grading commercials, documentaries and feature films for clients worldwide. His client list includes Wunderman Thompson, McCann, Circus Grey, The Discovery Channel, Al Jazeera, and Channel 4 U.K., as well as feature films for movie studios in South America. Educated in the U.K., Amadori brings a multicultural element to the ColorNation roster and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Hay is a sr. colorist whose work encompasses advertising, feature films and TV. Her eye for picture and color was first cultivated when she completed a degree at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. . The skills learnt in photography translated into coloring film, and helped her get her foot in the door at Avenue Edit in Los Angeles. She later moved to the company’s office in Chicago before being lured to Sydney, Australia to join Frame, Set and Match, where she tackled projects in film and TV as well as in commercials. Now based in Mexico City, Hay continues to cross over between media categories; recent projects include features such as La Niña de la Mina, music videos for singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade and commercials for clients such as Nissan, AT&T, Samsung, Pizza Hut and Coca Cola.
Osborne is a Los Angeles-based sr. colorist in features, branded content, TV, commercials and music videos. In addition to grading projects for such studios as Disney/DreamWorks, Blumhouse and Lionsgate, his long-form work can be seen on HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix and Shudder. He’s also got an extensive list of commercial credits, having graded campaigns for such brands as Lexus, Toyota, EA Games, LG, Cadillac, Coca-Cola, Audi, BMW, Target, Kia, XBOX and Alfa-Romeo. In 2015 he launched his own company, MTO Color, Inc., to deliver color and other post services to clients in the worlds of entertainment, live events and advertising.
West earned a BFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University School. As a co-founder of Mad Box Made, a boutique finishing studio in Richmond, he’s had extensive experience color grading with ad agencies on national spots and branded content for brands like ESPN, Google, Skims, Buffalo Wild Wings, MSNBC, Walmart, and Geico. His work runs the gamut from sports and action to fashion/beauty to lifestyle spots that capture a sense of realism and authenticity.
Brody said building ColorNation as a remote-only color service has been aided by advancements in collaborative technologies like that offered by companies like Louper, which provides innovative solutions for remote color grading sessions. “I’ve been working closely with Louper’s founder, Alex Williams, and we’ve been having great success introducing this to our clients.”