Senior Colourist and Dailies Supervisor Darren Rae joins Cinelab London’s Grading Team

London, Tuesday 17th August 2021

Cinelab London, the UK’s only full-service Film Laboratory and Digital Dailies Facility have hired Darren Rae as Head of Colour.

Rae is one of the entertainment industry’s most highly regarded Colourists, having spent over 25+ years regularly collaborating with the world’s leading Directors and Cinematographers.  Rae’s reputation for excellent client service, extensive creative experience, and technical knowledge have resulted in 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 wealth of experience in film and digital dailies is remarkable. 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 “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 “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.”

About Cinelab London  

Cinelab London is the only full-service film laboratory and digital dailies facility in the UK. Founded in 2013 and joining forces with On Set Tech in 2021, creating the UK’s premier film laboratory and dailies facility, providing services from pre-production and acquisition to final delivery – all under one roof.

Continuing in our purpose to support all filmmakers, we collectively add value to feature film, episodic tv, advertising, music video, and archive and restoration clients by offering the very best talent, technology, and expertise. Projects are managed by one team, all sharing a passion for the craft of filmmaking and attentiveness to excellent client service

Film services include processing of all colour negative motion picture film formats; S8, 16mm, 35mm, and 65mm, the broadest range of film scanners (Arri HDR, Scanity HDR, Spirit 4K), delivery of secure film dailies, dailies colour and bespoke archive and restoration.

Digital services include digital imaging services, custom-tailored digital dailies, colour, and workflow support – a complete solution for all productions making great content, whether originating on film or digital formats

For more information about Cinelab London visit their website: www.cinelab.london

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