Framestore welcomes Colorist Maria Carretero
Framestore is proud to announce the addition of Maria Carretero to its global Color team. Maria is currently based in Chicago, where she will work across a broad remit of clients, bringing with her extensive experience as a colorist and her own distinctive artistic flair. She joins Colorist Edwin Metternich, who, having recently moved to the US from Framestore in London, is fast making his mark on the office’s advertising portfolio.
Maria came to color through fine art — predominantly painting — producing work under NF Galeria in Madrid for several years. Quick to incorporate digital tools and practices in her work, and spotting huge opportunity to combine the two crafts, Maria began her career as a colorist at Deluxe in Spain. Her work has since taken her around the globe, grading commercial work for titans of the brand world, alongside a long list of both feature and short films.
Maria’s artistic roots are evident in her every grade; working with clients to find the most fitting color palettes and looks, she works to apply creativity to brand stories, coming to solutions through a mix of art and technique. Recent stand-out work includes Jeep ‘Recalculating’, for director Tobias Granström and DDB Chicago; Disney ‘You Can Fly’ and ‘Bella Notte’, also with Granström for mcgarrybowen; and a string of Porsche campaigns with agency Cramer-Krasselt.
Says Krystina Wilson, Managing Director, Chicago:
‘Maria’s artistry complements the unique aesthetics of both Beau Leon (LA) and Edwin Metternich (CHI), thus perfectly rounding out Framestore’s Color offering in the US. She is a true craftswoman, whose passion for painting, art and photography is reflected across every frame of her work. Maria joins Framestore with a loyal base of directors, cinematographers, editors and agency creatives — especially here in Chicago — who admire her talent and seek her partnership to elevate their visuals to the next level. While — like Beau and Edwin — she will be serving across all offices, having two première colorists physically based in Chicago is an absolute dream. I can’t wait to see how her energy adds to our already vibrant Chicago space.’
Framestore is an Oscar-winning creative studio that uses innovative talent and technology to create high-end images for every platform. Framestore partners with clients ranging from Hollywood studios through to advertisers, ad agencies, production companies and video game developers. In addition to being recognised for its globally celebrated visual effects, Framestore has more recently made its name as an innovator in the digital space by focusing on the immersive engagement potential of interactive visual effects.
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