HOLLYWOOD — Veteran colorist Kevin Michael Kirwan has joined Periscope Post & Audio (periscopepa.com). Kirwan brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior colorist and credits on more than 40 television series, including American Crime Story and American Horror Story. At Periscope, he will perform final color out of an all-new grading suite at the Hollywood studio, which launched earlier this year.
Kirwan arrives from Encore, Hollywood, where he worked on scores of popular one-hour dramas. He has provided final color for numerous series for producer Ryan Murphy, which, along with American Horror Story and American Crime Story, include Scream Queens, Glee and Nip/Tuck. He worked with producer David E. Kelley on Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope, Snoops and Picket Fences. Other notable work includes Drop Dead Diva, The Closer, 24: Live Another Day and Raising Hope. He also has extensive experience in television animation, including nearly 250 episodes of the Nickelodeon series SpongeBob SquarePants.
“Kevin is among the most accomplished colorists in television; a true master of his craft,” says Periscope Post & Audio general manager Ben Benedetti. “He has worked with the top showrunners, directors and DPs in Hollywood and helped set the look for some of the most iconic shows of recent years. We are thrilled to have him as part of the Periscope team.”
Kirwan said he was attracted to Periscope by the opportunity to help build a facility from the ground up. “The environment is just what I was looking for,” he says. “When I met with Ben and (executive sales manager) Rich Ellis, I knew this was home.” He adds that he was also drawn in by the creative freedom Periscope offers post artists, and the attentive service it provides to its clients.