LOS ANGELES — Light Iron, the post production creative services division of Panavision (panavision.com), has promoted Ethan Schwartz to senior colorist. Based out of Light Iron’s LA facility, Schwartz will continue to support clients globally.
Photo (top): Ethan Schwartz
Schwartz’s recent credits include the series What We Do in the Shadows and MacGruber, and the features Pink Skies Ahead and Palm Springs. He joined Light Iron in 2013, serving initially as a dailies engineer in support of the company’s Outpost near-set dailies systems. With a deep understanding of the technology underpinning Light Iron’s creative workflows and a passion for the art and craft of cinematography, Schwartz began his transition into color grading by assisting Light Iron supervising colorist Ian Vertovec and senior colorist Corinne Bogdanowicz. Soon thereafter, he began notching solo credits on short-form projects, series and features. In the years since, he’s put together a vast body of work for an array of distributors, including Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Hulu, OWN and Peacock.
Photo: Katie Jordan
In addition to Schwartz’s promotion, Light Iron has announced that colorist Katie Jordan, who was previously based in Los Angeles, is now working out of the company’s New York facility. Since joining Light Iron in early 2021, Jordan has notched credits on the series The Chi, the feature A House on the Bayou, and the Sundance 2022-premiering projects Palm Trees and Power Lines, Am I OK? and Huella. Her earlier credits include the feature Promising Young Woman and the series The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance.
Light Iron’s Pat Fitzgerald, who was previously served as senior online editor, and Keith Jenson, who was previously senior online finishing artist, have both been promoted to colorist positions. Fitzgerald and Jenson are based in Los Angeles and New York, respectively, with the ability to collaborate with clients globally.