(Hollywood, California--December 10, 2015) Light Iron
– a leading post production vendor and part of the Panavision family of companies – is expanding its Episodic Division with the addition of Colorist Jeremy Sawyer and new infrastructure dedicated to television services.
Light Iron President Michael Cioni notes that the expansion is in response to the unique needs of television clients: “We’ve never believed in a one-size fits all approach to post. Episodic content moves at a different pace and duration than features, and this expansion allows us to support our television clients as equally as we support our theatrical clients.”
The physical expansion includes a second TV Bay, a new Online Room, and a Dailies Department for in-house, overnight dailies at Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility. A similar expansion is planned for the company’s New York facility in early 2016. In both cases, new hardware has been added specifically for television workflow, such as UHD and HDR monitors and dedicated SAN storage.
The personnel expansion is led by the hiring of Jeremy Sawyer, a colorist with an extensive track record in broadcast content. Sawyer has colored The Walking Dead
, The Closer
, South Park
, Major Crimes
, and The Affair
“I’m so excited to join Light Iron,” says Sawyer. “I’ve always known the company to be at the forefront of post. This is a great opportunity to build an episodic team within Light Iron’s unique mindset and Panavision’s legendary service.”
“Jeremy is an excellent fit with our talent roster,” adds Cioni. “He enjoys building relationships with clients and colleagues, which enables him to finesse the best creative choices for each project.”
Sawyer’s upcoming projects at Light Iron include Season 6 of The Walking Dead
(AMC), Season 1 of Live to Tell
(History Channel), and Season 1 of Greenleaf
(OWN). Light Iron will be announcing additional hires for the Episodic Division in the near future.
About Light Iron
Light Iron, a Panavision company, specializes in mobile dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. With facilities in Hollywood and New York City, Light Iron serves projects at both the independent and studio level. The company distinguishes itself by providing clients post production workflows that minimize time, maximize image fidelity, and increase creative control. Recent credits include features such as Anomalisa
, Gone Girl
and the upcoming Ride Along 2
, commercial campaigns for Gap and Jaguar, and the television series Mom
, True Nightmares
, and Transparent
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