colorist, whose credits include the Terrence Malick films “Weightless” and “Knight
of Cups”, joins expanding division focused on theatrical mastering.

BURBANK—Veteran Digital Colorist Bryan
McMahan has joined Roundabout Entertainment. A frequent collaborator of
Terrence Malick, McMahan has colored six films for the director dating back to
the 2005 release The New World and
including Weightless, slated for
release next year. He has also worked with directors William Friedkin (Killer Joe),  Robert Towne (Ask the Dust), Gore Verbinski (The Ring) and John Woo (Face/Off).
“Bryan is a true
craftsman and one of the industry’s most accomplished colorists,” said
Roundabout CEO Craig Clark. “He is a true pioneer who operates at the top of
his craft and we are thrilled to have him as a part of our team. We expect him
to be a key contributor as we continue to expand our theatrical mastering
Bryan McMahan

McMahan, who spent the past three years at Modern VideoFilm,
is part of a plan to establish Roundabout as a world-class center for studio
and independent theatrical feature finishing. “We’re creating something
special,” McMahan said. “While other facilities are cutting back, we’re moving
forward. With the advent of HDR and other high resolution workflows, a new
world is unfolding and it’s creating new ways to look at things. We are working
at the forefront of those new formats.”
McMahan’s most recent project for Mallick was the
feature-length documentary Voyage of
Time: Life’s Journey
, which has just been released in theaters in Europe. The
film offers a stunning visual feast that begins with the creation of the
universe and explores an array of natural phenomena on earth and in space.
McMahan graded the epic imagery at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood using Dolby
Laser Projectors.
McMahan’s now more than 30-year career mirrors the
development of the digital color grading process and includes posts with
Technicolor, Laser Pacific, Post Logic Studios and Sunset Video. Along the way,
he has contributed his creative eye to many acclaimed and popular films, and
has re-mastered such classics as Braveheart,
To Live and Die in L.A., Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, 48 Hours, The Boys in the Band and The
Last Tycoon
. A Southern California native, he began his career with United
Color Lab.
“What I love about the work I do is that it is always
changing,” he observed. “No two projects are alike. The technology is always evolving
as is the way films are produced. There are always new challenges.”
About Roundabout
Roundabout Entertainment is a full-service post production
facility serving all sectors of the entertainment industry. It features the
latest technology for editorial finishing, color correction, sound editorial,
sound mixing, restoration and more, and a staff of more than 80 post production
operators who are among the best and most dedicated in the industry. The
facility’s technical infrastructure includes secure servers and a 40GB,
fiber-base LAN network.
Founded in 1992, Roundabout remains a youthful, growing
company with a startup mentality. Its mission is to solve problems and produce
great work. It is committed to remaining at the forefront of technology and
building mutually fruitful, long-term relationships with it clients.
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