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Jean-Clement Soret

Based in London

Jean-Clément Soret, based at Company 3 London and virtually accessible through any Company 3 Virtual Outpost, is globally recognized as one of the most esteemed colorists in the industry. Formerly serving as MPC's Global Creative Director of Colour Grading, he has showcased his mastery of the craft in major feature films, TV series, commercial campaigns, and artistic projects worldwide.

Soret's impressive filmography includes colour grading for acclaimed films such as the Oscar-nominated The Two Popes and the critically acclaimed You Were Never Really Here. He has forged long-standing collaborations with esteemed directors like Bruno Aveillan, Danny Boyle, David Slade, Johan Renck, and Justin Chadwick. Notably, he received the esteemed British Arrows Craft Fellowship Award and has been honoured seven times with the Best Colourist award at the British Arrow Craft Awards. Televisual has consistently voted him as the Best UK Colourist for twelve consecutive years, recently ranking him as their 'Number One VFX Artist.'

His impactful television work comprises notable projects like HBO's Chernobyl mini-series and multiple Black Mirror episodes, including the groundbreaking interactive episode "Bandersnatch" and "Metalhead," for which he received a BAFTA award for his exceptional colour grading. He also played a pivotal role in the visual creation of HBO's series "His Dark Materials," earning him another BAFTA recognition.

Soret's iconic commercial work has earned him a prominent position among the advertising creative community, and his contributions have been showcased in numerous Cannes Lions Film Grand Prix.

Impressionism, which hails from his hometown, has significantly influenced Soret's affinity for image creation. He commenced his career during the early days of the telecine revolution in France, learning extensively about film stocks, processing, and densitometry while working with traditional film timers. His journey led him to commercials and music videos, collaborating with visionary filmmakers experimenting with pioneering film techniques. This exposure elevated him to become a highly sought-after digital colourist both in France and beyond. His exceptional work with legendary directors like Michel Gondry, Frederic Planchon, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and cinematographer Darius Khondji drew the attention of MPC, where he contributed unique and dazzling work that left a significant impact on the London scene. In 2021, he brought his wealth of experience and remarkable talent to Company 3, continuing his legacy in the world of colour grading.

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