November 08, 2017

Technicolor’s Peter Doyle Explains The Role of HDR in the Content Creation Process

Peter Doyle is one of the industry’s true masters of motion picture color-finishing.

Working from his grading theatre at Technicolor London, in the heart of SoHo, Doyle has worked with many of the world’s greatest filmmakers and cinematographers, related to the development of their color pipeline and workflows.

Doyle has worked with Director Peter Jackson throughout the production and completion of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, among other Jackson-directed films. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Rings was the first film to win an Oscar® for Cinematography that employed the DI process. Doyle also handled the color-finishing responsibilities for the Harry Potter franchise, including the recently graded HDR versions of the films. Additionally, he performed final color grading work on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to great acclaim.

Over the last few years, as the motion picture industry has embraced HDR (High Dynamic Range), Doyle has been one of the creative leads within Technicolor’s engagement and execution of HDR finishing for many films, inclusive of the first HDR finishes for Directors Tim Burton and David Yates. He is currently working with Directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, and Joe Wright on some of their upcoming projects.

Read more about how to deploy HDR in the latest issue ofWidescreen Review, featuring an interview with Peter Doyle, Technicolor Senior Supervising Colourist.