LONDON — Cinelab London (www.cinelab.london), the full-service film laboratory and digital dailies facility, has hired Darren Rae as head of color. Rae has spent more than 25 years collaborating with directors and cinematographers on numerous blockbusters, independent features and long-form series.
Some of his credits include Spectre, Dumbo, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Solo – A Star Wars Story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, The Mummy and Doctor Strange. He has also specialized in the restoration and remastering of classic films such as Ladybird Ladybird (Ken Loach), Weird Science, Phantom of the Opera and Murder on the Orient Express.
Rae began his career at Todd-AO, working with the photochemical and film laboratory team on film and TV productions. He most recently held roles of supervising dailies colorist at Co3 London, head of grading at Pinewood Studios and senior colourist at Harbor.
"I've known (CEO) Adrian Bull since my Todd-AO days. We've been friends since and I've long admired all that has been achieved at Cinelab. Their recent expansion to become a complete film and digital dailies facility, the continued resurgence of shooting on film and the high profile digital shows in production make this an inspiring opportunity."