LONDON — Cinelab London (www.cinelab.london), which offers a range of processing and digital restoration services, has hired Michael Davis as senior colorist. He joins the studio from Pinewood Studios, where he spent five years grading feature films and episodic TV productions, and specialized in archive and restoration.
Davis has graded more than 100 restoration titles for clients that include the BFI, Studio Canal and Arrow Films. Some of his restoration credits include work on A Fish Called Wanda, Rita, Sue & Bob Too and Waterworld. He has also handled dailies and color grading on major feature films such as Mission Impossible, Star Wars: Rogue One and Annihilation. Beyond his feature work, Davis enjoys working on a variety of content, including short films, commercials, broadcast documentaries and independent DI projects.
Davis started his career at Ascent Media, assisting on film rushes, learning how to grade and operate equipment. By 2010 he segued into production, spending time on-set and on-location, working on stereoscopic 3D projects and operating 3D rigs. Returning to grading film and TV at Company 3, Davis then strengthened his talents working in long-format film at Pinewood Studios.
“I like to be challenged and I enjoy working to a technically high standard, building relationships with clients and colleagues,” says the colorist. “I’ve had my eye on Cinelab London for a while. The film business is going from strength to strength and they have been working on increasingly exciting projects I can’t wait to get stuck in. It’s going to be a treat coming into work each day.”