Veteran colorist will pursue color work
through Filmworkers while continuing as executive producer of his boutique
creative studio Big Spoon Industries.

CHICAGO— Filmworkers today announces that it
has reached an agreement with veteran colorist Craig Leffel to represent him
for color correction projects in the Midwest. Leffel will continue to serve as
executive producer of Big Spoon Industries, the creative production studio he
formed last fall, while handling color correction assignments through

Leffel has been practicing the craft of color correction in
Chicago for more than 20 years. He has worked with all of the city’s top
advertising agencies for accounts including Coors Lite, American Family
Insurance, Kraft, Coca-Cola, the Illinois Board of Tourism, Chicago Blackhawks
and many others.
“Craig is a longtime friend and a pillar of the Chicago
advertising community,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody. “We’re very
excited to provide him with a venue to service his customers through Filmworkers.”
Craig Leffel
Leffel’s background includes a 15-year run as senior
colorist at Optimus and three years as director of production of its production
arm, ONE at Optimus. He also was a partner in the company. He left Optimus last
fall to launch Big Spoon Industries, a collective of directors, artists and
designers focused on producing work directly for brands, digital agencies,
marketing firms and others.
Leffel said that his agreement with Filmworkers allows him
to continue to pursue his passion for production and storytelling, while
meeting demand for his skill as a colorist. “It’s a great opportunity,” he
observed. “I’ve had a long relationship with Reid, and we share a similar
respect for color correction. I like the people at Filmworkers and the support
they give to their artists. They are a perfect ally.”
“Color correction, for me, is a very iterative process,” he
said. “It’s about interpreting the thinking of the creative team and interpreting
what was captured on the set, and turning it into something people want to see
on screen. In the best scenario, it goes beyond what anyone hoped or imagined.”
Leffel complements a well-rounded color correction staff at
Filmworkers that includes senior colorists Michael Mazur and Fred Keller, and
colorists Matt Harger and Jeff Altman, who recently located to Chicago from New
Filmworkers is located at 232 E. Ohio St. Penthouse,
Chicago, IL 60611. For more information, call (312) 664-9333 or visit
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