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Colorist Dave Cole sees success in both film & TV
|November 14, 2013
BURBANK — Artist Dave Cole was recently presented with the “Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film” award by the Hollywood Post Alliance. Cole, who has worked on Tron: Legacy, Ides of March, and the
Alvin and the Chipmunks trilogy, was honored by the HPA for his contributions to the Ang Lee film,
Life of Pi.
“I’m extremely humbled by the win, as the other nominees’ work was exceptional,” says Cole. “I have to thank Ang Lee for his inspired vision for this amazing film and to the exceptional photography of Claudio Miranda who continued to have faith in me and allowed me to be part of the journey.”
Cole graded Life of Pi while at Technicolor. He’s now at Modern VideoFilm in Burbank, which is also home to last year’s “Outstanding Color Grading – TV” winner, Joe Finely (
Game of Thrones).
After starting his career in Melbourne, Australia, Cole later travelled to New Zealand to work as a lead digital colorist on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and supervising and lead digital colorist on
King Kong. In his short time at Modern, he’s made substantial contributions with his artistic and technical prowess, including helping to shape the look and palette of Fox’s
Sleepy Hollow and CW’s