Halo is announcing a joint venture with senior colourist Duncan Russell. He will be working with the existing Halo picture finishing team to provide colour grading for high-end non-scripted, feature film and drama projects whilst he continues to service his short form work.
Russell is one of the most experienced and respected colourists in the advertising sector having held senior positions at MPC, Freefolk and Glassworks.
He said: “I have always loved working on long form projects having started my career in that arena. The great people at Halo were looking to bring in something a little different for their creative offering and I am itching to get stuck into some long form. It’s a great solution for both of us.”
Commercial director, Will Garbutt said: “There has been something of a revolution in non-scripted television over the last couple of years, largely driven by the SVODs, which has resulted in a demand for super glossy, cinema-quality picture finishing. This has opened the doors for creative cross-pollination by allowing long-form producers to attract the best creative talent from the advertising and short-form world with the quality of the content. Our clients recognise the need to push the boundaries of the non-scripted format with cinematic, highly stylised looks and what better way than to bring the very best short-form creatives to the party. Duncan’s work is simply beautiful, he has a fantastic reputation and he’s a lovely bloke to boot. All in all, he’s a perfect fit for Halo.”