EFILM has welcomed Senior Colorist Walter Volpatto, a 15-year industry veteran whose credits include “Dunkirk,” directed by Christopher Nolan; “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” directed by Rian Johnson; and, most recently, Amazon Studios’ critically-acclaimed series “Homecoming.” As a colorist, Volpatto’s style gravitates toward an aesthetic of realism, though his projects span genres from drama and action to comedy and documentary, such as just-released “Green Book,” directed by Peter Farrelly; Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight;” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” directed by Roland Emmerich; and “Bad Moms,” directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. He joins EFILM from Fotokem, where he started in digital intermediate before progressively shifting toward fully digital workflows while navigating emerging technologies such as HDR.
“Walter’s talent transcends formats and his work on some of the most visually stunning films in recent years speaks for itself,” commented William Sherak, President of Deluxe Post Production. “He understands color on a fundamental level and we’re fortunate to have him on board.”
Volpatto said, “The global reach and talent pool of EFILM is impressive; it’s been on my very short list of places I want to work. I’m both excited and humbled for this new opportunity, and look forward to helping lead a team that makes clients feel at home.”
Volpatto found his way into color finishing by way of visual effects, a career he initially pursued as an outlet for his passion for photography. He began working as a Digital Intermediate Artist at Cinecitta in Rome in 2002, before relocating to Los Angeles the following year. Since then, he’s continued honing his skillset for both the film and digital worlds while also expanding his knowledge of color science, enhancing his ability to transform images in a way that resonates with filmmakers and audiences. Though known for his feature film work, Volpatto periodically works in episodic television and is drawn to quality cinematography, regardless of the intended medium. Based at EFILM’s Hollywood facility, he can accommodate clients at many of Deluxe’s color grading suites, including the newly opened, state-of-the-art Stage One.