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Colourist Jason Wallis returns to Electric Theatre Collective in London
Colourist Jason Wallis has returned to Electric Theatre Collective in London, having spent the past two years at Electric’s LA office, to strengthen the growing Colour department at the London VFX, colour and finishing studio.
Wallis played a key role in driving the LA studio’s Colour team, working on projects such as Lil Nas X’s smash hit video Old Town Road, Levi’s Use Your Vote ad, and the award-winning Vince Staples music video, Fun!, where he built up relationships with directors such as Benito Montorio, Calmatic and Aoife. He returns to the ETC Colour department in London under the leadership of Luke Morrison, where Ruth Wardell was recently promoted to full Colourist, and Andi Haw-Shuan Chu has joined Connor Coolbear in the Colour Assist roles.
“I’m so happy to be rejoining to the London team," says Jason Wallis (above, second from right). "I’ve had an incredible time in LA, working on projects that have been some of the highlights of my career, but it’s great to be back in my hometown with such a strong department to be a part of. Working with Luke has been inspiring, and it is so great to work with Ruth again. She is doing amazing work so it’s brilliant to come home and see how far the department has come. I'm excited to be part of this creative collective again!”
Wallis has established lasting and his impressive body of work whilst at Electric's London and LA studios includes Apple Watch Go with director Megaforce, H&M ‘Mix Up, Look Sharp’ and A$AP Rocky’s music video Love Sick.
“It’s amazing to have Jason back with the team in London," says Luke Morrison, Head of Colour at ETC in London (above, third right). "He brings a wealth of experience from his time in LA, and his creative attitude and dedication for the colour craft are second to none. Our Colour team is like no other in London right now - we are a young diverse team, with quality and experience. We're a tight-knit unit, all open to collaborating with each other and sharing new techniques to push each other forward. This year alone we have been nominated for two AICP Post awards, and won Gold at the British Arrows for Best Colourist. We are so excited to see what the rest of the year brings.”
Morrison himself won Gold at the Arrows, for for his work on Rimowa ‘Adwoa’. His impressive and diverse portfolio includes top brands such as Coca-Cola, Audi and Lexus and his recent projects include Michelob Ultra’s Call From Nature, and the Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul ft Idris Elba’s music video Boasty. Meanwhile Ruth Wardell (above, centre) won Best Colourist at the 2018 Ibiza Music Video Awards for her work on Demi Lovato’s promo Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, and her work can be seen on projects for Prada, Dylan Cartlidge’s Monsters Under the Bed, and videos for grime star Giggs, including 187.
Andi Haw-Shuan Chu (above, third from left) who has previously worked at Lipsync and Absolute Post, joins Connor Coolbear as the Colour Assist duo in London. Connor is rapidly building an impressive grading portfolio that already includes videos for Fat White Family’s Red Thread Journal, and Professor Green ft. Rag‘n’Bone Man’.
Lee Pavey, partner at Electric, says: “I’m super happy I get to see Jason’s face and his amazing collection of sliders every day in the London office. He comes back to the UK after his successful time in LA working on some amazing projects and continues building on his reputation as one of the most exciting colourists in the business.”
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