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Aubrey Woodiwiss joins Carbon LA as lead colorist

Full-service creative studio Carbon has added colorist Aubrey Woodiwiss as senior colorist/director of color grading to their LA roster. He comes to Carbon with a portfolio that includes spots for Dulux, NBA 2K17, Coors and Honda, and music videos for Beyonce’s Formation, Jay-Z’s On to the Next One and the Calvin Harris/Rihanna song This Is What You Came For.

“I’m always prepared to bend and shape myself around the requirements of the project at hand, but always with a point of view,” says Woodiwiss, who honed his craft at The Mill and Electric Theater Collective during his career.

“I am fortunate to have been able to collate various experiences within life and work, and have been able to reapply them back into the work I do. I vary my approach and style as required, and never bring a labored or autonomous look to anything. Communication is key, and a large part of what I do as well,” he adds.

Woodiwiss’ focus on creativity began during his adolescence, when he experimented with editing films on VHS and later directed and cut homemade music videos. Woodiwiss started his pro career in the early 2000s at Framestore, first as a runner and then as a digital lab operator, helping to pioneer film scanning and digital film tech on Harry Potter, Love Actually, Bridget Jones Diary and Troy.

While he’s traversed creative mediums from film, commercials, music videos and on over 3,000 projects, he maintains a linear mindset when it comes to each project. “I approach them similarly in that I try to realize the vision set by the creators of the project,” says Woodiwiss, who co-creative directed the immersive mixed media art exhibition and initiative mentl, with Pulse Films director Ben Newman and producer Craig Newman (Radiohead, Nick Cave).

Carbon’s addition of the FilmLight Baselight color system and Woodiwiss as senior colorist to its established VFX/design services hammers home the studio’s move toward a complete post solution in Los Angeles. Plans are in the works to offer remote grading capabilities from any of the Carbon offices in NY, Chicago and Los Angeles.

VFX/Flame artist John Price named creative director of Carbon LA

Creative studio Carbon has added creative director John Price to its LA-based team. Price brings over a decade’s worth of industry experience in VFX, Flame work and post production. He joins Carbon LA after a stint as senior Flame artist at Santa Monica’s Electric Theatre Collective, where he picked up a Cannes Lions Entertainment for Music prize.

Price has spent most of his career at VFX studio The Mill, where his work for top brands, including Nike, Toshiba and Cadbury earned him notable industry awards from D&AD, LIA, British Arrow and Visual Effects Society, among others.

“When I heard that Carbon was looking for a creative director, and having admired their work, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me,” he says. “Learning they wanted to expand their VFX capabilities in Los Angeles, I was naturally intrigued. The idea of growing with a team of creative, like-minded people and to work alongside Whitehouse Post seemed like an opportunity not to be missed.”

In his new creative director role at Carbon LA, Price will serve as a visual consultant to the studio’s clients, executing from conception to delivery, while guiding the work and his team creatively and technically throughout the whole process.

Along with his commercial work, which most recently includes a spot directed by Melina Matsoukas for fashion designer, Stella McCartney, Price has also lent his VFX/post talents to projects including Beyoncé’s Formation music video, which was recently named Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs. “It picked up a couple of Lions at Cannes,” Price recalls. “It was my first job away from The Mill and it filled me with confidence to know I could create great work without the support from very senior artists. An even bigger highlight was a note I received from Beyoncé saying the work I did was ‘too realistic’ — think that quote should be on my LinkedIn homepage.”