HOLLYWOOD— Post-production finishing for
season six of TNT’s police drama Major
is currently underway at MTI Film, continuing a relationship that
began with the show’s debut in 2012. The facility faces tight deadlines and
significant technical and creative hurdles in delivering each of 13 episodes
included in the current season. Created by James Duff, and executive produced
by Duff and Michael M. Robin, Major
follows a special LAPD squad involved in high profile and sensitive
Tanner Buschman is in his third season as final colorist on Major Crimes. He works with series associate
producer Lauren Carraway, and DPs Kenneth Zunder and David A. Harp in
finalizing the look of the show, which is principally captured via three Arri
Alexa cameras. Overall, says Buschman, the series has a crisp, realistic look
and rich color palette, with special attention given to sharpening light and
contrast, adjusting skin tones and sculpting scenes to drawer viewer attention
to points of focus.

Buschman enjoys the most creative latitude in coloring crime
scenes and other exotic locations. He recalls a scene from the current season
involving the discovery of a child’s body on the lawn outside a Catholic
Church. “It was obviously a very tense emotional scene, but it was shot on
sunny day,” he observes. “We drew down the color to make it appear as though
the scene is unfolding under overcast skies. It feels as if it might rain at
any minute.”

Opportunities to use subtle color adjustments to help tell
the story occur throughout the series, Buschman adds. “If we’re at a crime
scene at night, we might add some cyan or blue to create a cold feeling,” he
says. “If it’s a flashback, we’ll give it a stylized look so the audience knows
immediately that we’ve moved into the past. But our primary goal is to create a
clean, consistent look, and ensure the talent looks great.”
About MTI Film LLC
MTI Film is a
leading provider of software and services to the entertainment industry. Its
software division delivers ground-breaking tools for dailies processing,
digital film restoration and other critical process. They include the CORTEX
family of products, which offer comprehensive solutions for dailies processing,
media management, deliverables and more, and DRS™ NOVA, the industry standard
for digital film restoration.
In Hollywood, MTI Film operates a full-service
post-production facility, providing dailies, editorial, visual effects, color
correction and assembly for film, television and commercials. 
For more information visit www.mtifilm.com.

For more information visit www.mtifilm.com.
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