Image Systems has added Adam Hawkey to its staff of strategic consultants, as the Nucoda and Phoenix product solutions continue to be the premium choice for colour grading, mastering and restoration in the industry. Hawkey is a respected DI colourist and technical professional who has worked in a number of leading facilities. A recognised expert, Hawkey has been working with Image Systems on a range of consulting projects, and came on-board as staff this summer. He will be responsible for working closely with clients in the integration of Image Systems solutions into facilities. He is also leading growing training initiatives under development for the company. Hawkey is based in the Hollywood office.
Adam Hawkey is seen as an adept and creative colleague by the community of colourists, and has built a solid reputation as a talented digital intermediate colourist in the industry, says Martin Bennett, Head of Media BU, Image Systems. His visual effects experience and background contribute to his strong understanding of compositing and image manipulation, along with a practiced eye in the colour grading process. Filmmakers, who are our customers customers, find his approach and style uniquely suited to bringing their vision to the screen. This ability will help colourists and facilities working with directors and DPs to tap further into the powerful tools available from Nucoda and Phoenix.
His recent credits as a digital intermediate colourist include Higher Ground, The Last Exorcism, Passion Play, Little Murder, The Devil Inside, Letters to God, among many others.
Hawkey previously worked as the senior digital colourist at iOFilm/The Post Group for nine years, elevating his creative skills and technical abilities on over 60 feature films. His vast experience encompasses visual effects, digital opticals and restoration, in addition to compositing, rotoscoping, paint and animation.
Facilities around the world choose Nucoda and Phoenix to power their creative solutions. Image Systems has announced several sales over recent months to facilities bolstering their offerings. Facilities such as Encore, Keep Me Posted, Tunnel, Incendio and MTI have turned to the Nucoda, DVO, and Precision panel for their colour grading, finishing and mastering capabilities. For restoration, repackaging and archive, The Criterion Collection, FUNimation, ScanCafe and Video Post &Transfer are a small sample of those choosing Phoenix. Other users include Aardman, BBC, Cinecitta Studios, Prime Focus, Cinesite, The Farm, The Mill, Walden Media, Mega Playground, Hydraulx, and Framestore-CFC, among many other global entities.
Recent and upcoming features projects completed on the Nucoda include Pixars Cars 2 and Brave, and Universals Immortals. The highly anticipated Blu-ray release of the Dragon Ball Z anime series utilised Phoenix as did the revered restoration of the classic Les Enfants du Paradis. A sampling of television projects includes Game of Thrones, CSI, Rizzoli & Isles, Ringer, Homeland, New Girl, Suburgatory, Californication, Nine Lives of Chloe King, and In Plain Sight.
I have worked with Image Systems products for almost eight years in the real world of a busy DI facility, Hawkey says. Its exciting to work with the team at Image Systems who continually develop and improve these tools. I look forward to helping our customers get the very most from these outstanding systems.