Color Tour Podcast Episode 13: Chema Alba, Madrid, Spain

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Chema Alba is one of Spain’s premier color graders. He started out at a film scanning company. Handling film gave him the taste for colouring so he pursued the big manufactures to loan him a machine so he could practice. This showed his enthusiasm as at the time he wasn’t a colorist and the systems were over $300,000!

Chema now works at Deluxe Madrid and has seen it transform from a film lab to digital facility. He talks about working with legend director Pedro Almodóvar who directed one of the biggest grossing Spanish films ever ‘The Skin I live in.’ We then discus how he has recently started to grade more TV including big shows for Netflix like the popular ‘Elite’

Topics discussed

  • How he got started in the Industry
  • Working with director Pedro Almodóvar (Listen for my awkward pronunciation)
  • The transition from grading film to digital and from movies to TV
  • How hard or easy is it too grade an HDR Netflix show?
  • What is it like working on a Netflix show, could you do it?
Deluxe Madrid
IMDB Chema Alba

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