- MARKETING SERVICES
- DIGITAL CINEMA
Technicolor’s Marketing Services team prides itself on providing our clients a boutique-style, personalized finishing experience while still enjoying the nearly endless resources of the global Technicolor facilities. Whether working on your trailer, facilitating your color grading or TV spot finishing, our marketing experts have extensive experience in production and draw on their first-hand knowledge to deliver the best services to our clients.
- 2K DI Suite
- 4 Smoke Edit Bays
- HD Color Correction
- 2 Mix Rooms
- 2 Final Cut Systems
- Tech-2-Tech (2K DI Remote Color Grading)
- Technicolor has been a leader in the Trailer Finishing business for the last decade. As a department, we provide dependable customer service while being flexible attentive to our clients’ needs and time constraints. We are successful because of our experienced staff and dedicated resources. We offer clients both a fully dedicated DI suite for trailers, with dedicated marketing colorist Chris Wagley, as well as four dedicated Smoke editing bays for conform and a 5.1 mix room. Additionally, we have multiple visual effects editing bays that specialize in MPAA fixes and wire and rig removals.
Trailer Finishing at Technicolor Hollywood has worked on hundreds of trailers a year. Some recent trailer credits include Harry Potter 7, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, Immortals, Woman in Black, Hugo, Iron Lady, Mirror Mirror, and The Artist.
- Our Marketing Services team is able to remotely color grade with any other Technicolor facility around the world. If a film’s director or DP are in London, and the marketing executives are in Los Angeles, both parties can participate in color grading in real time, simultaneously. The two locations are calibrated to ensure that on both ends, both parties are looking at the exact same color image.
Television Spot Finishing
- We offer two state-of-the-art 5.1 and stereo mix rooms at our Hollywood facility. Additionally, because the department has 4 dedicated Smoke bays, access to editorial is never a problem. Our Marketing Services group also has a great lead staff mixer, Ruben Gomez. Ruben has over 14 years of mix experience spanning television, commercials, feature films, theatrical marketing trailers and radio.
TV Spot finishing at Technicolor Hollywood, which has been running since March of 2010 has had the joy on working on such illustrious campaigns as The Fighter, The King’s Speech, Limitless, and most recently the box office smash, Immortals.
Meet the Team
Bill Cole has been with Technicolor for over 10 years and brings close to 20 years of experience in marketing post production to our team. He has worked in all facets of the business from the studio side, to the vendor side and everywhere in between. He was instrumental in the creation of the Marketing Services division at Technicolor and has been its leader for the past five years. Bill is very proud of his work here and the team he has assembled. Currently, he lives in the Santa Clarita Valley with his wife and daughter and enjoys working on his Shelby Cobra Replica in his spare time.
Brady has been at Technicolor for over 2 years now, leading the sales and account management efforts in the Marketing Services group. Originally coming from the client side and having worked at such studios as Overture Films, Paramount Pictures and Sony, Brady was able to bring her knowledge of the marketing workflows on the studio side and intertwine them with Bill Cole’s knowledge of the operations of the business to build out a quite fantastic offering here at Technicolor Hollywood. Her no-nonsense personality and determination make her an easy person for the clients to put their trust in and as a result, since coming on board and working with Bill Cole, the business and the department have more than doubled in size. When she is not at work, which is almost never, Brady loves to travel. When she can take the time off, she can often be found in such exotic locations as Victoria Falls, Zanzibar, Kenya, Rome, or even Dubai.
Chris Wagley has been with Technicolor for 12 years working in various departments. For the past 10 years he has been a color timer and digital colorist for Technicolor’s Marketing Services department. Chris’ extensive and unique background gives him the ability to oversee consistency across various mediums throughout each campaign. He was part of the team that piloted Technicolor’s new trans-Atlantic real-time color-grading service, Tech-2-Tech. Chris has built a strong reputation among world-class cinematographers including: Wally Pfister, ASC; Bruno Delbonnel, ASC, AFC; and Phillipe Rousselot, ASC, AFC. Chris is a passionate photographer, takes great pride in interpreting his client’s “vision”, and he brings tremendous enthusiasm and integrity to every project.
Ruben Gomez comes to Technicolor with more than 22 years of experience in sound, from his teenage years of playing in bands to live sound reinforcement at such venues as John Anson Ford and Mark Taper Forum and finally to post production audio mixing. This wide array of audio experience has proven to be invaluable to his approach to mixing. Ruben began his post-mixing career at Margarita Mix Hollywood and, with the guidance of some of LA’s top name mixers, Ruben became a promising and sought-after commercial mixer in his own right. Wanting to expand his knowledge of audio for picture, Ruben began working at Sony Studios. There, he learned the intricacies of long-format post as well as how to handle complex multi-track mixing. After an intense season of long-form television finishing, Ruben returned to his roots of commercial and trailer mixing, where he has been for eight years. He has since worked on hundreds of television commercials and trailers. In his free time, Ruben continues to play in a band and enjoys recording his group from his home studio.
Brian Birkland has worked in the Los Angeles market for the past 20 years, first as an Online Editor and later transitioning to the Smoke as a Theatrical Trailer Editor. For the last six years Brian has been here with Technicolor, using his extensive experience editing 2K Theatrical Trailers, Television Marketing Campaigns, and has even been utilized by our Digital Intermediates division conforming theatrical features. Brian’s recent credits include: The Wrestler, Brothers, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Sherlock Holmes, Invictus, Clash of the Titans, and Inception. In 2008, Brian had the honor of training the Smoke editors at Technicolor’s Beijing, China facility. Together they conformed China’s first DI feature, The Assembly. Brian describes it as “an experience of a lifetime, which I won’t soon forget.”
Adam Nazarenko has been working in the film industry for the past 8 years. He started as a Final Cut Pro editor, and has worked his way up to the Smoke Artist role. He has a passion for not only editorial, but also paint, compositing, and color. He is well versed on the Smoke, but has also completed trailer and feature DI’s on the Baselight. As a Marketing Services Smoke Artist at Technicolor, Adam conforms 2K trailers and HD TV spots as well as completing all necessary paint fixes and any necessary HD color, all within the Smoke editorial platform. Adam has been a member of the Technicolor Marketing Services team for a year and half and before that spent 3 ½ years at Picture Head as lead Smoke artist as well as Baselight colorist. Previous to that, as Adam speaks fluent Thai, he spent 2 years working at Technicolor Bangkok in Thailand and during this time he met his wife. Through his experience at different facilities and working with various clients, Adam has been able to participate in improving workflows to create the best quality marketing materials and has also gained knowledge and insight that have made him a more well rounded person and artist.
Matt Bellanger joined the Feature Marketing team in 2008 and has worked as lead trailer producer on priority titles including Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Kick Ass, and 3D titles Coraline, Despicable Me, and Disney 3D’s promotional reels. Prior to joining Marketing Services, Matt spent eight years working in television production and post production, working for shows produced by 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., and NBC Studios before coming to work at Technicolor in 2004. Matt’s previous work as a broadcast television project manager, post production supervisor and visual effects producer strengthen his abilities as a producer. Matt’s goals remain to continue his education in new filmmaking and post production technology, aid in the implementation of more efficient post production workflows, and to ensure a stress-free experience for the client.
Stephen Newman brings with him a plethora of post production experience, having worked on TV campaigns and trailers for Paramount, Warner Bros., Summit Entertainment, Overture Films, Miramax and Universal, among others. In doing so, Stephen has been fortunate to work on a diverse range of projects, with small to large budgets, allowing him to become familiar with numerous workflows, pipelines, deliverables and client needs. With each project presenting a unique set of problems, Stephen is adept at foreseeing potential issues and quickly identifying solutions. Stephen has a background in VFX, which has allowed him to not only understand the delivery demands of an FX heavy campaign, but to have a critical eye when working on paint shots, such as wire removal and MPAA fixes. Stephen’s goal is to have clients leave a session and go home to relax, knowing that their finish is in good hands.
Ellen Wang joined the Technicolor team in 2005 with a background in digital media and network administration. Her outstanding work was rewarded with the great opportunity of becoming a strong addition to the Marketing Services Department. Her involvement in numerous 2D and 3D trailers, including Clash of the Titans, Harry Potter and Kick Ass was crucial in getting them successfully finished and delivered. Her ingenuity and bright smile have become an essential ingredient in the daily life of all of the members in Marketing Services.