The Look is unique in that clients from all genres come to us to grade their work. We have an understanding of what is needed for any type of project, and, as such, our list of work is as broad as any you could find in the world. Our specialism is our eye for creating something visually stunning, from whichever genre it comes.
We are highly regarded in the features and drama worlds, as well as for commercials, music promos, channel promos and documentaries, and have also worked on some of the biggest music concerts, groundbreaking art installations and cinema trailers of the last ten years.
We understand the true value of grading, its partnership with finishing, the connection with the audience – the transformation that beautiful colour grading can give – and we do it for clients all over the world…
Recognised as one of the leading grading and finishing systems in the world, the Rio systems form the backbone of our longform and trailer work. We have 2x Rio 4K systems, and 1x Rio HD systems. The Rio system is unique in that we conform, grade, online and export from this network of machines straight to the broadcasters. We have the fastest machines in the UK at 4K, with huge render power, enabling us to deliver to the likes of Netflix at 4K 16bit in HDR! There is no need to conform in an Avid, go into a grading system, go into a Flame or DS, and then do deliverables elsewhere. All that grading information and image quality is kept within the Rio systems, giving our clients an amazing post experience. The Neo control panel is the fastest grading panel we have, beautifully machined with a huge array of controls all accessible at the press of a button. For more information.
Ubiquitously known throughout the world, the Resolve software enables our remote grading service. The most intuitive grading system on the market, it has worked on countless commercials, both locally and for our clients remotely. It is fast, has excellent tools, especially for face and object tracking, and is the only tool that allows remote grading. For more information.
Thomas started his career as a colourist at MPC in 2003, and founded The Look in 2007. He is highly regarded across all genres, and won particular praise for his work on the last three BAFTA & RTS winning drama series, ‘The Fades’, ‘Top Boy’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax’. Credits include ‘The Halcyon’, ‘Fleabag’, ‘Quirke’ and ‘Whitechapel’ for ITV, and ‘Top Boy 1 & 2′ for Channel 4. He also grades commercials and other advertising content, and is Supervising Colourist on a number of the feature films that progress through the facility.
Mark has worked across all genres, but has a particularly strong passion for storytelling. This has focused him on grading drama, documentary and features at The Look. He has an excellent understanding of the filmmaking process and supervises the final finishing of many of the projects that progress through The Look. Credits include Bill Bailey’s ‘Men United‘ and feature film ‘Altar‘.