Issue: Week of April 25, 2003


SANTA MONICA, CA - Colorist Scott Klein has joined Riot Santa Monica, an Ascent Media company, as to help with the studio's expansion in entertainment television.

Additionally Klein will pursue special projects work through Riot's sister facility, Company 3. Specifically he will work with Stefan Sonnenfeld , Company 3 president and managing director, in furthering the facility's work in digital intermediates for feature films.

Klein has become increasingly interested in applying digital color correction technique to films intended for theatrical release via the digital intermediate process. He said that he began to realize the value digital technology could provide to feature filmmakers while working on HBO's "From the Earth to the Moon."

"It was a blast introducing prominent feature directors, who were used to the photo-chemical lab color timing process, to the power of a digital color correction system," he recalled. "I was amazed by how responsive they were to the environment. We were able to provide them with a level of creative control far beyond what they were used to and real-time results. I thought, ‘Wow. This is how we should be doing features.'"

Klein comes over from Modern VideoFilm, Burbank, where he recently completed data color correction for the theatrical release of James Cameron's 3D IMAX film "Ghosts of the Abyss."

He began his post production career with Audio + Video in LA. He got his start as a colorist in episodic television with AME/TAV, and later moved to Lorimar Television where he worked on prime-time series such "Dallas" and "Knots Landing." His background also includes tenures at Varitel Video and Hollywood Digital.

In addition to his work in entertainment television, Klein has numerous credits in commercials and music videos. He has also done home video mastering for several feature film titles, among them "What Dreams May Come," "You've Got Mail" and "The Little Mermaid."