Full-service film laboratory and digital dailies facility, Cinelab London, has hired Darren Rae as Head of Colour.

Rae’s 25+ year career has seen him work on the the dailies supervision and grading of numerous blockbuster and independent feature films and award-winning long-form series.

Some of his credits include Spectre, Dumbo, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Solo – A Star Wars Story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, The Mummy & Doctor Strange.

He has also specialised in the restoration and remastering of classic films such as Ladybird Ladybird (Ken Loach), Weird Science, Phantom of the Opera and Murder on the Orient Express.

Rae’s has extensive experience in film and digital dailies too. He began his career at Todd-AO, working with the photochemical and film laboratory team on film and TV productions.  He has most recently held roles of Supervising Dailies Colourist at Co3 London, Head of Grading at Pinewood Studios and Senior Colourist at Harbor.

Cinelab London’s recent feature film credits include James Bond’s ‘A Time to Die,’ ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Censor’ and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 3. Episodic credits include Dark Crystal, The Witcher, and Small Axe.

Darren Rae said: “I’ve known Adrian Bull since my Todd-AO days; we’ve been friends since and I’ve long admired all that has been achieved at Cinelab. Their recent expansion to become a complete film and digital dailies facility, the continued resurgence of shooting on film and the high profile digital shows in production make this an inspiring opportunity.”

Cinelab London CEO, Adrian Bull, said: “I have known Darren for many years and have been impressed with how his career has developed. Darren is an outstanding talent, dedicated to looking after clients and always doing his best. His personality and craftsmanship fit the Cinelab London family and vision perfectly, it is great to be working with him again.”

Jon Creamer

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