Company 3 London Names John Quartel as Technical Director


Last Updated: April 22, 2014 7:36 pm GMT
(London, United Kingdom--April 22, 2014) Award-winning post house Company 3, a Deluxe Media Creative Services company, today announced the appointment of renowned color scientist John Quartel to the position of technical director of its London location.

Quartel will report to Director of Operations Claire McGrane and will oversee expansion and integration of Company 3's color pipeline, from dailies through editorial, visual effects, and post.

"We are very pleased that John is joining us at Company 3," McGrane said. "He brings with him an extremely high level of expertise in color science and in its practical applications in our industry."

Quartel comes to Company 3 from FilmLight, a manufacturer of high-end scanners and color grading technology of which he was a founding member. He worked there with numerous facilities to tailor workflows and color-management protocols to maximize the potential of FilmLight products.

"This technology is constantly evolving," Quartel said. "There is a new variety of digital camera on the scene every few months, and directors of photography naturally want to take advantage of their ever-expanding options. Post-production changes just as quickly, and displays, grading tools and workflows need to stay ahead of those changes."

Originally from Australia, Quartel came to London in the mid-1990s to earn his PhD in optical physics from Imperial College. He has spent the past 13 years in the London post-production industry, first at a facility and then with FilmLight.

Company 3 London has grown dramatically of late, with the recent hire of Quartel and McGrane, as well as talented colorist Greg Fisher, Director of Feature Sales John Gray and Head of Production Erin McGookin.

Company 3 London is a proud part of Deluxe's end-to-end production ecosystem. It allows those working in feature-film and TV production a workflow that's tailored to the London market while also tapping into Deluxe's worldwide infrastructure.

About Company 3
Company 3 is a group of post production facilities for features, commercials, games and music videos. Known for our creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach, Company 3 is trusted to deliver a quality product every time. Twitter: @Company3

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Since 1915, Deluxe has been the trusted partner for the world's most successful Hollywood studios, independent film companies, TV networks, exhibitors, advertisers and others, offering best-in-class solutions in production, post production, distribution, asset and workflow management, and new digital solution-based technologies.

With operations in Los Angeles, New York and around the globe, the company employs nearly 6,000 of the most talented, highly honored and recognized artists and industry veterans worldwide. Deluxe is a wholly owned subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. For more information visit


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