Today we’d like to introduce you to Francisco Lorite.
Francisco, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Growing up, I’ve always wanted to tell stories. Having been exposed to filmmaking at such a young age, I’ve known nothing else other than bringing a picture to life on the big screen. My passion for storytelling and love for filmmaking has guided my path all the way from Spain to Los Angeles. I have a true interest in technology, cinema, photography and art, and during college, I had the opportunity to join Technicolor Spain were I discover the wonders of Color correction. suddenly I had it all, being a colorist allowed me to bring images to live, helping to tell stories Cinema is my morning coffee- it gets me out of bed every single morning. There’s something truly incredible about being able to say, ‘I love what I do for a living.’
In any industry, there are always ups and downs. The road to success is inevitably met by failure. But there’s a beauty in discovering and overcoming obstacles. Hardship thickens your skin, which I credit as a key attribute to the longevity of my career in film.
I found my love for color correction. I’ve been working as a colorist for 12 years. My days consist of creating and discovering the tone for film and television and working closely with directors, producers, and cinematographers.
Throughout my journey in Los Angeles, I married the love of my life, bought a car, owned several apartments, and have worked with the best of the best. But what the one thing that gets me out of bed every morning is my love for cinema, and nothing will ever top that.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a colorist. I work with the footage once the editing process is done. Then I start to work with the Director, cinematographer, and Producer to bring everything to live, Sometimes de idea is already there, and you don’t have much to do, but some other times, you have to help them to create the mood for a specific sequence or film, with the color grading you can go from a bright, beautiful story to a dark, intense thriller. We use the light and colors to bring the emotions that the story needs and to do that we need to have no only the artistic knowledge but technical as well, because, for us, the system that we are using the camera that was used, the workflow, and the system and monitoring that we are using is crucial to achieving our purpose.
Every day is different because you have to face at the same time technical challenges and artistic challenges and bring all together to create something that drives the audience to the world that the Director and Dp had in their minds. Being able to achieve something expressive and beautiful while resolving a technical puzzle is a wonderful experience.
But the best part is looking at the audience, captivated with the images that you helped bring to live, looking at the audience being transported by a story to another place, bringing them all these feelings. In the end, a good job is the one that goes with the story and is unnoticed.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
Life itself is a continuous expression, and because of that, all kind of art is essential. Nowadays digital tools have been helpful to give everybody the possibility of creation, and with that, an immense window has been created where everybody can express himself, but this democratization has brought an oversaturation of content were stand out and live from your art is more difficult, but the possibilities are endless, the key is never to give up, never stop, be persuasive, Never stop painting, taking photography’s, making music, dancing, painting, Art have the capacity of turning the world around, inspire people, and bring us together.
In cities like ours, we can find a really rich artistic diversity, ideas, concepts, and movements flowing everywhere, all of that make us richer, personally and artistically, helping us to find something new and inspiring in every corner.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
My work can be found in almost all the platforms, from Theaters to Netflix to Hulu to Amazon Prime… Almost everywhere and on my website.
- Website: http://www.franciscoloritefilm.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @loritefj
- Other: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3392503/
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