LOS ANGELES — Full-service creative studio Carbon (www.carbonvfx.com) has added Aubrey Woodiwiss as lead colorist/director of color grading. His portfolio includes spots for Dulux, NBA 2K17, Coors, and Honda, as well as music videos, such as Beyonce’s Formation, Jay-Z’s
On to the Next One, and the Calvin Harris/Rihanna smash
This Is What You Came For.
Woodiwiss honed his craft while at The Mill and Electric Theater Collective.
“I am fortunate to have been able to collate various experiences within life and work, and have been able to reapply them back into the work I do,” he explains. “I vary my approach and style as required, and never bring a labored or autonomous look to anything. Communication is key, and a large part of what I do as well.”
Woodiwiss started his professional career in the early 2000s at Framestore, first as a runner and then as a digital lab operator, helping to pioneer film scanning and digital film tech with box-office hits that included Harry Potter, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary, and Troy. Along the way, Woodiwiss parlayed his craft into multiple Best Colorist nods, a D&AD Black Pencil for his work with Film4, British Craft Arrow shortlists, and UK Music Video Awards.
According to Carbon LA executive producer Matt McManus, Woodiwiss brings a keen vision and breadth of experience to further elevate the West Coast’s creative output. “The caliber of work from Aubrey is truly extraordinary. Bringing such an elevated talent to Carbon LA is a great way to expand our services into a full color operation and to integrate that with the compositing talent we have is really very exciting. Could not be happier with such a wonderful team.”
For Woodiwiss, the decision to join Carbon was based on its potential, saying “many factors attracted me to sign with Carbon, but what I am most excited about is the growth potential for color and the benefits that will have in making Carbon a leading VFX company.”