New Senior Colorist will lead the facility’s
effort to extend it footprint in finishing for independent film and television
series.
LOS ANGELES—Veteran colorist Michael Smollin has joined Fancy Film, the
independent post-production facility based in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood.
Smollin, whose credits span features, episodics, reality series and
documentaries, will serve as the facility’s senior colorist for theatrical and
television projects.
“Mike is
someone who can lead our color division in both technical and artistic
capacities,” said Fancy Film CEO Bill Macomber. “He brings a significant
ability to grow our business through his many diehard fans. He has especially
deep experience as a colorist for mid-budget features and television series,
projects that are a perfect match for Fancy and the facilities we have here.  As these projects gear up for HDR, Mike’s
leadership will be key.”
Michael Smollin
Smollin has
worked at Fancy on an occasional freelance basis for over five years. His
credits include Undefeated, the 2012
Oscar winner for Best Documentary Feature, as well as The Case Against 8 for HBO and Underwater
Universe
for Discovery. “They do great work at this facility, including a
lot of films that have gone to Sundance, Toronto and Cannes,” said Smollin.
“The facility is very familiar to me, the people are great and there is
excellent interaction between clients and staff. The location has a hip,
eclectic feel. It’s a great place.”

Smollin’s
career in post production spans more than 20 years, the past four at Roundabout
Entertainment, Burbank. His background also includes posts with Walden Media, Mega
Playground, Technicolor and Encore Video. He got his start with Complete Post.
His many credits include the television series American Dreams, CSI: Miami,
Once and Again and Grounded for Life¸ the documentary Sound City,
the features Chasing Mavericks, Parental Guidance and Won’t Back Down, and the Disney live
action feature The Jungle Book.
Bill Macomber
Launched by
Macomber in 2003, Fancy Film offers a seamless workflow from dailies processing
through picture lock and has developed a strong reputation for providing high
quality post services in a boutique, creative environment. The facility features
a DCI-certified, Da Vinci Resolve color grading theater and three broadcast
color correction suites, plus editorial conforming, quality control and related
resources. In addition, it has 20,000 square feet of offline editorial space
that it leases to film and television productions on long- and short-term
bases. Recent projects that have undergone post-production finishing at the
facility include Beatriz at Dinner,
Miguel Arteta’s film, starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow, that had a major
release through Roadside Attractions after premiering at this year’s Sundance
Film Festival.  Its series work includes Sing It! for YouTube Red and Party Over Here for Lonely Island and
Fox.
“We’ve built a
culture that is by and for filmmakers,” says Macomber. “That’s something the
artists who bring film and television projects here appreciate and something we
plan to continue and build on.”
About Fancy Film
Fancy Film is
a boutique post production house located in Silver Lake. We feature top quality
equipment, high standards of quality control and a knowledgeable, friendly
staff focused on inspiring long-term customer relationships. We make it our top
priority to provide our clients with a top-notch post experience that is
comfortable, streamlined and pleasant. Fancy Film offers start-to-finish post
services, including consulting, creative editing and finishing. Located at
Sunset Junction in downtown Silver Lake, we specialize in HD and 4K ingest,
dailies, offline, color timing, post production sound, layoffs, dubs and QC.
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