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Veteran colorist Todd Bochner joins Chainsaw

Todd Bochner has joined Chainsaw in Hollywood as supervising senior colorist. Bochner has more than 20 years of experience working on over 50 television series, as well as numerous features, commercials and music videos. His first project at Chainsaw will be the HBO series The Leftovers.

“The arrival of Todd Bochner is further indication of our commitment to being creative leaders in scripted television,” says Chainsaw co-founder Bill DeRonde. “Todd has been producing great work for many years and shares our commitment to customer service.”

Bochner was most recently at Modern VideoFilm, where he worked for more than 15 years. His recent credits there included Madam Secretary for CBS, Sleepy Hollow for Fox, Legends for TNT, Jane the Virgin for The CW and Tyrant for FX. He also graded the debut season of The Leftovers. He got his start in post at Pacific Ocean Post and later worked at Varitel Video and EDS Digital Studios.

At Chainsaw, a SIM Group Company, Bochner will operate a Da Vinci Resolve system in a newly-equipped grading suite.

Modern Video colorist talks color grading ‘Madam Secretary’

By Randi Altman

Madam Secretary, which is in the middle of its first season on CBS, has been using LA-based Modern Videofilm for post services, specifically conform and color.

Barry Goch performs the conform via Autodesk Flame 2015, recreating the creative edit with the highest resolution footage while ensuring the program meets all broadcast specs. He also does some paint fixes, titling and final video layback.

Todd Bochner provides the color grading, working out of the company’s Santa Monica DI suite using Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve. The New York City-shot show stars Tea Leoni as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord and takes place in different settings around Washington, DC. This gives Continue reading