Maxine Gervais

Senior Colorist

Technicolor Los Angeles Colorists

Maxine Gervais has worked on over 50 blockbusters and critically-acclaimed feature films, receiving three Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) nominations for Outstanding Color Grading - Feature Film: one for her work on The Hughes Brothers' The Book of Eli; another for her work on Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim; and winning for her work on Albert Hughes' Alpha -- for which she made Hollywood history as the first woman to win this award. She has always been passionate about creative expression with technology and color.

“Dreams are ever evolving, they are what we aspire to, what inspire us, what is, could be and will be. Movies and literature have helped forge some of my dreams since I was a little girl. Art was a great canvas for me to express myself and gave me a wide range of dreams to aspire to. That journey brought me to work with amazing, creative people who I look up to and inspire me,” said Gervais.

Coming from a classical arts background, earning a B.A. in visual art from Laval University, and understanding that there can be applications in the digital world, she later received a post-graduate certificate in computer technology for cinema and television, Gervais has established an impressive career as a finishing artist.

“I pride myself on having the physical training and appreciation for fine art and being able to apply that to today’s ever changing technologies,” says Gervais. “While workflows continue to evolve, today’s tools, when applied in service of the craft, are able to push the boundaries of storytelling in ways never before imagined.  It’s not always easy or straightforward, but I strive to be able to work with my clients and make them comfortable with the technology in a way that they understand it can open up new visual opportunities in support of their story.”

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  • 1 HPA Win - Outstanding Color Grading on a Feature Film - Alpha
  • 3 HPA nominations

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