LONDON — French DIT and film workflow specialist Matthieu Straub has joined FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk), the developer of color grading systems, image processing applications and workflow tools. Based in Paris, he will provide technical advice and practical assistance to FilmLight clients in France and Benelux, as well as act as the company’s voice in local key trade groups and with training partners.
Following a career as a freelance digital imaging technician in French cinema, Straub co-founded Be4Post, a leading rental facility that provides on-set lab services and equipment. As COO, he was responsible for managing all DIT services and rental operations, setting up innovative workflows for production and post facilities, and keeping track of emerging technologies such as HDR and 4K. He is also a co-founder of the French DIT association, ADIT.
“Since my first meeting with the FilmLight team several years ago, we have collaborated on many projects together,” says Straub. “I have always considered their products not just as tools, but as a source of inspiration dedicated to creativity. FilmLight has always been this place of listening and sharing, and I am delighted to join the team.”
“For best results, the DoP and colorist need to work as a team, and our tools need to work on-set as well as in post,” explains Wolfgang Lempp, CEO of FilmLight. “Matthieu brings unrivalled experience of what happens on-set, paired with an excellent knowledge of all cameras and accessories. We are excited to have his creative insights, as well as his current expertise in color – this will doubtless contribute to the future growth of our technology and benefit our users worldwide.”