Colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci has joined Filmworkers, Chicago, as senior colorist.
His work spans four continents and he frequently collaborates with some of the world’s top ad agencies and commercial directors.
“I’ve had an opportunity to design wonderful grades for clients from all over the world,” Carlucci said.
The breadth of Carlucci’s experience is rare among colorists and he believes it will serve him well as he begins his work at Filmworkers.
Carlucci’s migratory career includes tenures at Riot in Santa Monica, FSM in Sydney, Rumblefish in Milano, and most recently, Fame in Bangkok, where he headed a newly-launched data grading department.
Among his recent credits is an international campaign for Carrera Sunglasses titled “No Regrets” for DLV BBDO, Milan, and the world launch campaign for Izusu‘s new D-Max pick-up truck. Carlucci’s color design has also helped shape beautiful looks for Ferrari, BMW, Nike, Armani Junior, Mercedes Benz, Corona, Toyota, Qantas and Mitsubishi.
Carlucci was hired after an intense international talent search.
“Crash’s experience in working with A-list directors on top tier creative assignments makes him a fantastic addition to Filmworkers and the Chicago market,” Filmworkers president, Reid Brody said. “He ranks among the top commercial colorists worldwide.”
Brody added that Filmworkers will introduce Carlucci to the Chicago advertising community at the Chicago AICP Show on Wednesday.
Carlucci adopted digital color grading technology early on and has experience with several digital grading platforms.
“I have been color designing in the all-digital pipeline for four years,” Carlucci said. “The minute I landed in Sydney, I did a huge campaign for Qantas with Russell Boyd, and since then, I’ve not looked back. I have constantly embraced new systems and work flows to keep ahead of the game.”
After graduating from film school, Carlucci began his career with Charlex and The Tape House, New York. He later relocated to Southern California where he worked at Hollywood Digital, Pacific Ocean Post and Riot. His U.S. clients include Radical Media, Anonymous Content, Aero Film, Imaginary Forces, Engine Room, Fox Sports, Cosmo Street, Lost Planet Editorial and HBO Creative.