HOLLYWOOD — Veteran colorist Trent Johnson has joined MTI Film, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience and a credit list that spans features, animation, episodic television and restoration projects. His recent work includes Columbia Pictures’ The Emoji Movie, Screen Gems’
Proud Mary and the upcoming MGM comedy
Johnson comes to MTI Film from Deluxe, Culver City. His previous experience also includes staff positions with Sony Pictures Colorworks, Technicolor, Encore and Complete Post.
“We are very excited to welcome Trent to our talent pool,” says MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff. “He is a versatile and talented artist with strong studio relationships and a passion for the creative process.”
Early in his career, Johnson worked on numerous animated television series, including classics such as The Transformers, Duck Tales and A Pup Named Scooby Doo. In recent years he has focused on final grading for studio features. His more than 100 film credits include Ted 2, Priest and Race to Witch Mountain, as well as the animated features The Smurfs and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
“MTI Film is a solid company, with great leadership, and the resources to support my studio clients,” says the colorist. “They also are very strong in digital restoration and television. I see a lot of potential for growth.”
In describing his approach to color, Johnson says he is guided by the artistic vision of the director and cinematographer. “I like natural looks and lean toward what the camera recorded and the DP’s vision. It’s always a collaboration.”
In Hollywood, MTI Film (www.mtifilm.com) operates a full service post facility that provides dailies, editorial, visual effects, color correction and assembly for film, television and commercials.