LOS ANGELES — Senior colorist Walter Volpatto has joined Efilm (www.efilm.com), bringing with him 15 years of experience and credits that include work on Dunkirk,
Star Wars: The Last Jedi, most recently, Amazon Studios’
Volpatto joins Efilm from FotoKem, where he started in the digital intermediate business before progressively shifting toward fully-digital workflows while navigating emerging technologies such as HDR. As a colorist, his style gravitates toward an aesthetic of realism, though his projects span genres from drama and action to comedy and documentary. Some of his additional credits include work on Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly; Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight; Independence Day: Resurgence, directed by Roland Emmerich; and Bad Moms, directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
“Walter’s talent transcends formats and his work on some of the most visually stunning films in recent years speaks for itself,” says William Sherak, president of Deluxe Post Production. “He understands color on a fundamental level and we’re fortunate to have him on board.”
“The global reach and talent pool of Efilm is impressive,” adds Volpatto, “It’s been on my very short list of places I want to work. I’m both excited and humbled for this new opportunity, and look forward to helping lead a team that makes clients feel at home.”
Volpatto found his way into color finishing by way of visual effects, a career he initially pursued as an outlet for his passion for photography. He began working as a digital intermediate artist at Cinecitta in Rome in 2002, before relocating to Los Angeles the following year. Since then, he’s continued honing his skillset for both the film and digital worlds while also expanding his knowledge of color science.
Though known for his feature film work, Volpatto periodically works in episodic television and is drawn to quality cinematography, regardless of the intended medium. Based at Efilm’s Hollywood facility, he can accommodate clients at many of Deluxe’s color grading suites, including the newly opened Stage One.