Post house Company 3 announced that it has hired colorist Damien Van Der Cruyssen to work at its New York facility, where he will color feature films and commercials. Van Der Cruyssen, who began his career in his native France, comes to Company 3 following an eight-year tenure at The Mill, New York, where he started as senior colorist and eventually moved up to hold the title joint head of color.
Van Der Cruyssen has colored spots for luxury brands, including Calvin Klein, Benetton and Chrysler. He has also been the colorist of choice for L’Oreal and Maybelline on all their adds worldwide. He has collaborated frequently with talent including directors Michael Haussman, Spike Lee and Jonas Åkerlund, and cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd.
The colorist’s recent work includes two indie features. Blue Caprice premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and ran as part of MOMA’s New Directors series. First Winter played at the Tribeca Film Festival.