Immersive experiences, cultural interpretations, and metameric failure, and more!
Peter Doyle is a colorist like no other. To write an introduction for a man who really doesn’t need an introduction is challenging. I’ve followed Peter Doyle’s career for the past two decades, ever since the release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
During our conversation, Peter discusses the role of a colorist within the creative team, how to use language to put (new) filmmakers at ease, appreciating the cultural context of color, and a colorist’s explanation of metameric failure within the rise of laser projectors.
For the uninitiated, Peter Doyle is a supervising colorist at PostWorks NY, whose 70+ credits include The Tragedy of Macbeth, Paddington 2, The Edge of Tomorrow, Inside Llewyn Davis, and many more!
Peter’s career has spanned both chemical film timing and the advent and evolution of digital color grading, and so his insights into the craft and artistry of color are fathomless.
It’s quite a heady mix, so strap in.
About this podcast
Learn More About Peter Doyle
- Peter Doyle IMDB
- Peter Doyle – PostWorks NY
- Metameric Failure – “Situations in which two material samples match when viewed under one light source but not another.“
- Peter Doyle at the ASC– HDR, Vintage Workflows, Etiquette
- The Digital Cinema Report – The Color of Emotions
Trailer: The Tragedy Of Macbeth
In this interview, Peter talks about creating the look of Macbeth and the intellectual thinking behind the look.
Preview: Inside Llewyn Davis
This preview shows the result of Peter asking ‘why?’ in creating the look of this film for Joel & Ethan Coen, as discussed in this podcast.
Related Mixing Light Insights
- Client Relations in the editing and grading suite – A list of Mixing Light Insights focused on communicating effectively with our clients.
- Working with reference images – Search results for the Mixing Light Insight Library on how to work more effectively with reference images. Many of these are great, in Peter Doyle’s parlance, for learning the technique of creating looks.
Questions or Comments? Join the Discussion!
What would you have asked Peter, if you had the chance? Let me know in the comments below!