Senior Colorist James Wicks works with a highly talented team at Olympusat color restoring classic 35mm Spanish-language movies.
Jim, as he his known to his friends and colleagues, discusses his passion for being a Colorist, and discusses in detail some of his amazing experiences as he color restores these classic movies for a whole new audience. He carefully color restores each film to its original look and luster - despite the fact that each film has been in storage for anywhere from 50 to 70 years. Given that the films are actually reframed for 16x9 HD viewing, they look even better than they did originally.
Jim talks about the team effort that goes into repairing each film, such as the careful cleaning, optical scanning, restoration, the color restoration process, audio, and finishing. Jim covers two examples: one from a 1951 black and white film, the other from a 1956 color film that looks to be nearly as grand in scale as "Gone with the Wind".
The interview is available to play here, or on Tom Parish's website: bit.ly/YGwCz4.
Join in the conversation and let us know if you have questions. Or, you can contact Jim directly at jimwicks.com.
Special thanks to Tom Mohler, President and CEO of Olympusat for his bold vision which has made it possible to restore and color these classic 35MM Mexican films for a whole new audience of movie fans.
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