Interview: Colorist Warren Eagles, Part 1

“The Best Job In The World”

Warren Eagles - Colorist, Founder -

At the fresh age of 17, Warren started his career working with images as a photographer for women’s underwear catalogues.

He moved on to working at several post houses around London before earning the opportunity to work as an assistant in a Telecine suite. His first professional gig as a colorist was in 1988 on Michael Jackson’s Bad World Tour.

Since then he’s:
  • Spent time watching Guy Ritchie’s telly whilst discussing the look for “Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels”
  • Worked on Australia’s first Digitally graded feature film “Blurred”
  • Is now a freelance Colorist in Australia and Asia, has his own grading suite, and is a founding partner of the International Colorist Academy.

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In Part 1 of Warren’s Interview we discuss:

  • Working as an underwear photographer
  • Working as a projectionist and editing on flatbeds
  • Working through the ranks of a London post house
  • Becoming an Assistant Colorist & learning to ‘Fly Grade’
  • Gaining confidence as a Colorist
  • The insights gained as an Assistant Colorist
  • We meet Roxie!
  • Starting a Telecine Department
  • Evaluating New Recruits
  • The technical side of Telecine Color Grading
  • The difference between mechanical Telecine and digital Color Grading
  • The cost of hardware-based Telecine
  • The challenges when migrated to digital Color Grading
  • What is a true “D.I.”?
  • “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”
  • Color Grading in a “Black Box” Theater
  • The value of taking breaks
  • Re-watching your work

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