Bio

BEST_1.1.9Mark Todd Osborne is a 18-Year Senior Digital Colorist who works in all genres of media: VR, Features, Television Episodic, Commercials, Music Videos and Web. Recent Features include Universal’s “Lowriders”, Radius-TWC’s “It Follows” and DreamWorks “Need for Speed”, plus commercial campaigns for Lexus, Coca-Cola, Audi, Target, Toyota & XBOX. Mark’s meticulous eye and strong visual sense of taste and style, make him a stand out Color Artist.

As a freelance colorist, Mark has formed strong relationships with several Post Facilities in the Los Angeles area and abroad. He also works out of his own post finishing studio, MTO Color, that provides remote grading & post finishing services for all media genres.

He spent 11 years as a Senior Colorist at Company 3, Santa Monica, coloring High-End Spots and Music Videos, working with Top Level Directors and Cinematographers, before moving on to Digital Intermediates & Feature Film Mastering.  He became the Lead HD Dailies Colorist for noted filmmakers Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, as well as performing Final Color for Features Films such as the Academy Award Nominated “Capote” and “Sunshine Cleaning” to name a few.

After eleven years at CO3, Mark went on to pursue new challenges of coloring digital-sourced content on a variety of color systems and has formed relationships with several Post Facilities in the Los Angeles area and abroad.

In 2011, Mark became Supervising Colorist at CAMERON I PACE Group, coloring several 3D projects, including “Cirque du Soleil: World’s Away” for visionary co-founder Vince Pace and served as a Stereo Correction Specialist on Martin Scorsese’s Academy-Award Winning “Hugo”.  In 2012, Mark performed color for James Cameron’s 3D “Deep Sea Challenge” for the Cannes Film Festival & IBC, as well as coloring the Emmy Award Winning shows “Children’s Hospital” and “Dirty Work”.

WHO I AM

I am passionate about the moving image and how it evokes mood, tone and communicates ideas. Growing up, I was a television and movie junkie. I was enthralled with how the camera moved and framed the characters in order to tell their story. All that television might have been bad for most kids, but I turned it into a career.

I have worked in the Television/Film Industry for the past 25 years. I started in production, but quickly moved into post as an apprentice editor. I have been a Digital Colorist for the past 18 years. Where I excel is having a sharp, meticulous eye for color and a strong communication with my clients in order to bring their vision to the screen. I speak the language of film and perform my art with creativity, logic and precision for VR, Commercials, Features, Episodic, Videos & Web Content.