Mark Todd Osborne is a Los Angeles based Senior Colorist for Features, Television Episodic, Commercials, Music Videos and Branded Content. Noteworthy work: “The Act” for Hulu and Feature Films ‘It Follows’ (Radius), ‘Satanic Panic’ (Fangoria), ‘Lowriders’ (Blumhouse),’Beyond Skyline'(Lionsgate) and ‘Need for Speed’ (Disney/Dreamworks), plus commercial campaigns for Lexus, Toyota, EA Games, Wienerschnitzel, LG, Coca-Cola, Audi, BMW, Target, & XBOX. Mark’s meticulous eye and strong visual sense of taste and style, make him a stand out Color Artist.
Mark is known as a “Premium” Colorist and has strong relationships with several Post Facilities in the Los Angeles area and abroad. In 2015, he created his own Post Finishing company MTO Color inc. delivering top-shelf color to many independent feature films that have gone on to win accolades at various film festivals. MTO Color provides grading & post finishing services for television & commercial branded content.
MTO spent nearly 12 years as a Senior Colorist at Company 3, Santa Monica, working with top Directors and Cinematographers coloring Spots &, Music Videos, 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.
In 2011, Mark was hired as Supervising Colorist at CAMERON – 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 fascinated 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, Television Episodic, Music Videos & Short Form Content.