Christopher Reig

Digital Imaging Supervisor, Soundfirm

Recent Work

The Monk Comes Down the Mountain; The Dressmaker; Camp  and The Wolverine.

RECENT WORK

Working for 9 months in China on Chen Kaige’s recent film The Monk Comes Down the Mountain as the on-set post supervisor and dailies colourist; delivering on-set dailies on the Australian film The Dressmaker, near set dailies and post on NBC’s TV series Camp and working as a DIT on 20th Century Fox’s The Wolverine.

BIGGEST CHALLENGES?

Designing workflows for modern digital cinema cameras that utilise all the advances of their engineering, whilst still keeping a sense of familiarity to those in post-production, as well as efficiency in both time and cost.

TRENDS?

There has been a race in digital cinema for bigger numbers, both in resolution and dynamic range to picture.

A lot more freedom for DPs to push creativity!

Additionally we are moving towards unified post-production workflows through advances in standards such as ACES, making it less about the work flow of a particular camera format and more about the unique qualities of that camera creatively.

 

WHAT MAKES AUSTRALIA UNIQUE?

There are a lot of wonderful freelance talents available in picture post. One huge advantage of a largely freelance work force is that the range of skills and experiences possessed by these individuals is extraordinary. Having such crossover in a team is wonderful for getting things done to its best.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU WHEN WORKING WITH CLIENTS?

I draw a lot of inspiration from classic films and the craftsmanship of the directors who helmed them. The rich storytelling, the apparent simplicity that came from their decades of experience. Those moments in a story of absolute perfection where the pictures, sound and music come together to make a mark on your life.

OBSESSIONS (OUTSIDE FILM)

I love cooking and have a real knack for French cuisine.