MPC LA is pleased to announce the addition of their second colorist, Ricky Gausis, to bolster a US color grading department headed by Creative Director Mark Gethin. Gausis, who has worked at MPC for 10 years, has developed an individual style influenced by Jean-Clément Soret in London.
Gausis boasts a host of high-grade commercials and music videos to his credit, including Florence and the Machine's Spectrum music video, a study in contrasts between vibrant color and muted stage scenes directed by David LaChapelle. His recent ad work includes the visually fascinating Strip Away 2 spot for Nissan and a heavily lauded piece for Red Bull directed by Pete Candeland at Passion Pictures. On previous visits to the LA office, Gausis worked with directors such as Matt Dilmore of Epoch, Jeremy Konner of Partizan, and Todd Cole of the Directors Bureau, to name a few.
"Ricky, while already an accomplished colorist in London, is looking forward to establishing himself as a go-to talent in the States," stated MPC's Head of Telecine Development, Ed Koenig. "He's capable of handling basically anything that walks through the door."
Gausis' arrival marks the beginning of an expansion to the color department at MPC LA, which has offered color grading in the US since opening its Santa Monica office in 2008. As Mark Gethin continues to make an incredible impact on the market through his work with A-list directors, the studio is ramping up its West Coast offering to accommodate expanded demand for their services with a second grading room.
MPC LA's grading talent will be supported by a solid hardware base that focuses on offering its clients every facet of the grading world, from Full Data Management Processing with MPC Data Labs technology, Projection DI Feature Grading and Standard Dolby Screen Grading Environments, all situated on the fourth floor of the studio's state-of-the-art central Santa Monica offices.