- Friday, Apr. 7, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
Global creative studio MPC has promoted Kristopher Smale to colorist in his fourth year with the company. Smale will continue to work alongside colorist Mark Gethin, U.S. creative director/color, and colorists Ricky Gausis and Houmam ‘H’ Abdallah. The news was announced by Justin Brukman, MPC managing director, U.S.
Smale has been in the postproduction industry for 11 years and color grading for four. He apprenticed under some of the best artists in the business before joining MPC’s award-winning color team in 2012.
A frequent collaborator of directors such as Andrew Donoho, James Ponsoldt and Alice Gu, Smale has brought beauty and depth to many highly acclaimed commercials and short films. Highlights include Samsung’s “Voices of Life” commercial, Apple Music’s Good Charlotte “Youth Authority” episodic series, West Elm’s New Denim Project and Local to Global campaigns and all three episodes of The North Face’s “Steep Series,” filmed on British Columbia’s Tsirku Glacier. Smale has graded projects for countless top brands such as Nissan, Honda, Acura and Samsung.
Smale is based in Los Angeles and the only American colorist on MPC’s team--born and bred in Detroit.
Recent work from the MPC LA Color team includes Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women (Gethin), FX’s Golden Globe-winning series Atlanta (Gausis), FKA twigs x Nike’s “Do You Believe in More” (Houmam), Samsung’s “Surf–The Snail” (Gausis) and The Weeknd MANIA (Gethin).