Joining Chris for this week’s podcast are old pals and seasoned professionals Leighton Greer and Paul Ghezzo. Having met Chris at VFX studio Sway, Leighton and Paul have worked for Rhythm and Hues, Zoic and Scanline. Today, they’ve been reunited at Technicolor, which produces visual effects alongside traditional post-production fixes for shows including Star Trek: Picard, Westworld, Snowfall and Bridgerton.
Leighton, Paul and Chris reminisce about work they’ve done in the past, including Scion ads for demanding directors and the physics of power sliding minivans. More importantly, the trio shares the important lessons they’ve learned from one another. Leighton and Paul also discuss some of their upcoming projects, including Firefly Lane, Reservation Dogs and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as Technicolor’s acquisition by the increasingly large Streamland Media.
Leighton Greer at Technicolor >
4:04 Catching up with old friends
6:21 Leighton’s origin story
9:03 Paul’s backstory
13:04 What Chris learned from Leighton and Paul
20:11 Moving to Technicolor
27:16 The explosion of VFX for TV
31:30 Overseas markets and vendors
36:03 The variety in streaming content
41:36 Effects for 4K HDR streaming
49:28 War stories from movie sets
54:31 Working from home
1:02:34 Upcoming projects