BURBANK, CA — Veteran colorist Bryan McMahan has joined full service post house Roundabout Entertainment (www.roundabout.com). A frequent collaborator of Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director, dating back to the 2005 release The New World and including
Weightless, slated for release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (
Killer Joe), Robert Towne (
Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (
The Ring) and John Woo (
McMahan’s 30-plus-year career includes posts with Technicolor, Laser Pacific, Post Logic Studios and Sunset Video. A Southern California native, he began his career with United Color Lab. The colorist spent the past three years at Modern VideoFilm. His hiring is part of a plan to establish Roundabout as a world-class center for studio and independent theatrical feature finishing.
“We’re creating something special,” McMahan says. “While other facilities are cutting back, we’re moving forward. With the advent of HDR and other high resolution workflows, a new world is unfolding and it’s creating new ways to look at things. We are working at the forefront of those new formats.”
McMahan’s most recent project for Mallick was the feature-length documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey, which has just been released in theaters in Europe. The film offers a visual feast that begins with the creation of the universe and explores an array of natural phenomena on Earth and in space. McMahan graded the imagery at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood using Dolby laser projectors.