Corinne Bogdanowicz colorist at Light Iron, joined the post house in 2010 after working as a colorist and digital compositor for Post Logic/Prime Focus, Pacific Title and DreamWorks Animation.
Bogdanowicz, who comes from a family of colorists/color scientists (sister and father), has an impressive credit list, including the features 42, Flight, Hell or High Water, Allied and Wonder. On the episodic side, she has colored all five seasons of Amazon’s Emmy-winning series Transparent, as well as many other shows, including FX’s Baskets and Boomerang for BET. Her most recent work includes Netflix’s Dolemite is My Name and HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher.
We reached out to find out more…
NAME: Corinne Bogdanowicz
COMPANY: Light Iron
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
Light Iron is a post production company owned by Panavision. We have studios in New York and Los Angeles.
AS A COLORIST, WHAT WOULD SURPRISE PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT WHAT FALLS UNDER THAT TITLE?
I think that most people would be surprised that we are the last stop for all visuals on a project. We are where all of the final VFX come together, and we also manage the different color spaces for final distribution.
ARE YOU SOMETIMES ASKED TO DO MORE THAN JUST COLOR ON PROJECTS?
Yes, I am very often doing work that crosses over into visual effects. Beauty work, paint outs and VFX integration are all commonplace in the DI suite these days.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE JOB?
The collaboration between myself and the creatives on a project is my favorite aspect of color correction. There is always a moment when we start color where I get “the look,” and everyone is excited that their vision is coming to fruition.
IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS JOB, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING INSTEAD?
Maybe farming? (laughs) I’m not sure. I love being outdoors and working with animals.
HOW EARLY ON DID YOU KNOW THIS WOULD BE YOUR PATH?
I have an art background, and when I moved to Los Angeles years ago I worked in VFX. I quickly was introduced to the world of color and found it was a great fit. I love the combination of art and technology, as well as constantly being introduced to new ideas by industry creatives.
CAN YOU NAME SOME RECENT PROJECTS YOU HAVE WORKED ON?
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, Sextuplets, Truth Be Told, Transparent, Mrs. Fletcher and Dolemite is My Name.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
This is a hard question because I feel like I leave a little piece of myself in everything that I work on.
NAME THREE PIECES OF TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT.
My phone, the coffee maker and FilmLight Baselight.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO DE-STRESS FROM THE PRESSURES OF THE JOB?
I have two small children at home, so I think I de-stress when I get to work (laughs)!