With nearly 30 years of experience, Global Creative Director of Colour Grading, Jean-Clément, is a great master of his art, having been awarded the British Arrows Craft Fellowship Award, presented to him personally by Danny Boyle.
A pioneer of colour grading, Jean-Clément is globally recognised as an eminent figure in the industry. He began his career learning about film stock, processing, densitometry, as well as working with film colour timers and colourists. His work with Stephane Sednaoui, Michel Gondry, Frederic Planchon, J.P. Jeunet and Darius Khondji got noticed abroad and in 1997 he joined MPC as Creative Head of Colour Grading.
As well as the coveted Fellowship, he is also a six-time winner of ‘Best Colourist’ at the British Arrow Craft Awards. Jean-Clément has been voted Best UK Colourist five years consecutively by Televisual and was recently ranked their ‘Number One VFX Artist’. Last year, he collected a Gold Arrow for his work on the whimsical spot for Lacoste ‘Timeless’.
Jean-Clément works across commercials and film with internationally acclaimed directors and DP’s through MPC’s studios in London, LA, NY, Amsterdam and Paris, and remote links throughout 16 locations across Europe and the US. His iconic work includes Juan Cabral’s Ikea ‘Beds’, Bruno Aveillan’s Cartier ‘L’Odyssée de Cartier’, Michel Gondry’s Levis ‘Pharmacy’ and Antoine Bardou- Jacquet’s Honda ‘Cog’.
Further credits in his impressive portfolio include: Vodafone ‘Kiss’, iconic John Lewis campaigns such as ‘The Long Wait’, ‘Snowman’, ‘Monty’s Christmas’, ‘Never Standing Still’, ‘The Boy & the Piano’, and 2017’s double Cannes Gold Lion winning ‘Buster the Boxer’; Apple ‘Barbers’, and the multi award winning Paralympics film ‘We’re The Superhumans’ for Channel 4.
Jean-Clément regularly applies his craft to TV drama, including Charlie Brooker’s ‘Black Mirror’ series, winning a BAFTA for grading the Season 4 episode ‘Metalhead’, Interactive episode ‘Bandersnatch’ directed by David Slade, ‘Ark Angel’ directed by Jodie Foster and ‘Black Museum’ directed by Colm McCarthy.
His feature credits include Lynne Ramsay’s ‘You Were Never Really Here’, ‘T2 Trainspotting’ and ‘Steve Jobs’ for Danny Boyle, Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’, Justin Chadwick’s ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom’ and ‘Tulip Fever’. He has recently completed working on the 5-part series with director Johan Renck & HBO for ‘Chernobyl’ and Starz series for ‘The Spanish Princess’.