FilmLight Colour Awards 2022 The FilmLight Colour Awards revealed this year’s winners from five categories: theatrical feature, TV series/episodic, commercial, music video and spotlight. Victors represent both ‘craft and variety’ in the video production industry, said cinematographer Ben Davis, who presented the awards. THEATRICAL FEATURE: MICHAEL HATZER, PICTURE SHOP (WEST SIDE STORY) Hatzer combines the dirty and desolate concrete jungle with colourful dancing scenes to highlight the pains and pleasures of fifties New York. TV SERIES/EPISODIC: TOM POOLE, COMPANY 3 (EUPHORIA SEASON 2) Euphoria Season 2 has a distinctly cinematic look, contrasting the flashiness of high school social life with the muted melancholia of drug addiction and recovery. COMMERCIAL: WADE ODLUM, ALTER EGO (ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, IMMORTAL) Immortal is a six-minute, slow-motion underwater film; Odlum achieves a submarine look by layering flares, blurs, warps and textures. MUSIC VIDEO: ANA ESCORSE, STUDIO FEATHER (RACHEL REIS, LOVEZINHO) Lovezinho , performed by Rachel Reis, is a song that focuses on female freedom, emotion and strength; Escorse expands this narrative through the production’s visuals. SPOTLIGHT: ALJOSCHA HOFFMANN, CINEPOSTPRODUCTION (DEAR MR FÜHRER) Dear Mr Führer is set in Germany in the year 1945, with Hoffman’s use of colour emulating the look of photographs taken by Hugo Jaeger.
PETROL HEADS Furiosa, the prequel to George Miller’s wildly successful 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, is currently in development – helped along by DNEG’s talented VFX team
DNEG GOES DOWN UNDER
DNEG has unveiled plans for a new visual effects and animation studio in Sydney, Australia, to open in early 2023. The expansion is supported by the state government of New South Wales and its A$250 million Jobs Plus Program. Located in Pyrmont, an inner-city suburb within Sydney’s Tech Central
district, work will be spearheaded by Oscar- and Bafta-winning VFX supervisor, Andrew Jackson, in his role as creative director. His credits include production VFX supervisor for Tenet and Mad Max: Fury Road, and he recently completed work on Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming biopic Oppenheimer . The facility will lead VFX for George Miller’s Mad Max spin-off, Furiosa . “The opportunity to collaborate and partner with filmmakers of the calibre of George Miller is the driving force behind everything we do,” said DNEG CEO and chairman Namit Malhotra. “Extending our filmmaker-focused approach to a fourth continent and building a substantial and sustainable presence in Sydney that allows us to engage with Australia’s talented and experienced creative leaders, artists, technologists and production crews, marks another milestone in our mission to bring the very best VFX and animation services to filmmakers all over the world.” Dan Bethell also joins the studio as VFX supervisor on Furiosa . His previous appointments include Thor: Love and Thunder , Mortal Kombat , Extraction and Spider-Man: Homecoming . DNEG has studios in London, Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montreal, Mohali, Bangalore, Toronto and now Sydney.
The FilmLight Colour Awards, presented in conjunction with
EnergaCamerimage, is supported by the ASC, Imago and CSI (Colourist Society International). filmlightcolourawards.com
ANTIPODEAN ADVENTURE Opening a Sydney studio allows DNEG to collaborate on Australian projects like Furiosa
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