LOS ANGELES — Juan Cabrera is one of the first Spanish colorists to become an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers. Born in Spain, Cabrera is known for his work on productions such as Star Trek: Into Darkness and
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, for which he won two Lumiere Awards. His television credits include work on shows that include Sony’s
Quantum Break, and more recently,
Paramount’s The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, which was nominated for Best Color at the 2020 HPA awards.
Cabrera started his career in Madrid 25 years ago, working as a VFX supervisor and animator. After ten years in the VFX industry, he evolved his career towards color and finishing. He relocated to Los Angeles, where he joined Bad Robot Productions and later Paramount Pictures. His VFX expertise was an asset when it came to the technical side of color grading and color science, and he often blends both worlds when needed.
Seven years ago, Cabrera founded LightBender (www.lightbenderpost.com), a post production boutique that provides color and finishing services for TV series and feature films, including advanced format deliverables, like 4K, 8K, HDR and IMF.
“I am deeply honored that my work has been recognized by one of the most prestigious filmmaking organizations in the world, and I very much look forward to continuing learning from the best and contributing to exchange ideas and innovative techniques to enhance cinematography,” says Cabrera.