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ColorNation Welcomes Colorists Mary Perrino and Ana Rita to its Roster

ColorNation is adding two new talents to its diverse roster of artists with the addition of Colorists Mary Perrino and Ana Rita. Their joining the remote color service was announced by Founder and EP Reid Brody. 

Perrino is a veteran New York-based colorist who’s worked out of her own studio, La Voglia, for nearly a decade. Initially trained as a cinematographer at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she segued into color as her interest in post production grew. Working on everything from indie features to commercials, her work as a color artist took on a life of its own, allowing her to elevate but not overpower the visuals with which she’s entrusted. With spots for brands like Tiffany, DKNY, Steve Madden, Pink, Canon and Google on her reel, ColorNation is her first representation agreement.

To view Perrino’s work, go here.

Rita is a color enthusiast who’s worked in post production for almost a decade. Based in her native Portugal, she’s worked on short films and commercials, handling assignments from some of the largest agencies in the world and for some of the biggest global brands. During a stint in New York, she worked on several long-form projects, including an indie feature and the YouTube series “Made in America.”

Rita’s showreel, with an emphasis on food, fashion and lifestyle spots, can be seen here.

With a strong representation in food and beverage work, she’s also adept at lifestyle and fashion spots, too, and has some impressive work in the music video space, with evocative grading seen in videos for the indie singer and guitarist Rorey and upbeat, brightly-lit work for the rising jazz fusion saxophone star Grace Kelly.

“Adding Mary and Ana to our roster is part of our plan to offer ColorNation clients access to a diverse talent pool, located in different regions around the world,” says Brody. “Both of these artists have amazing showreels, and their work fits perfectly with what the marketplace is looking for today – colorists with a point of view, with an understanding of how to enhance the work and with a wide range of experience in terms of content categories and visual styles. We’re happy to have them on our team, especially as this is Women’s History Month!”

Perrino says she joined the roster because she views Brody’s approach to the business as in step with the times. “What he’s doing with ColorNation is unique,” she observes. “I’ve never signed with anyone before because nothing has ever felt right. My independence is incredibly precious, and I was seeking a relationship that wouldn’t change how I do business, but rather build upon it.”

Her response to meeting Brody made her realize they had much in common. “I felt at ease due to his down to earth nature and his years of experience,” she notes. “I find him incredibly relatable and very grounded, with a way of working backed by knowledge. I’m excited for him to get my portfolio out there and see where things go.”

Perrino says her path to the color suite seems almost pre-ordained: “I enjoyed post processing photographs and video from a young age,” she recalls. During her years at NYU studying cinematography, she adds, “peers appreciated my aesthetic, and soon realized a huge part of the look I was achieving was through color, so they started asking me to grade their projects.” Once she mastered Resolve, she says, “my aesthetic ideas could flow easily, and I fell even more in love with color as a craft.”

Rita came across ColorNation while researching independent color services, and was already looking for a remote option that would allow her to expand her client base and the kinds of projects she was handling. A social media post from current ColorNation artist Vincent Taylor led her to Brody.

“The world of post-production has always intrigued me,” Rita says about her attraction to grading. “What interests me most about color is its ability to shape the viewer’s emotions. It’s truly powerful how subtle adjustments can evoke such varied feelings. Additionally, I find the mathematical aspects fascinating, along with delving into the intricacies of different color spaces and discovering the myriad of tricks that can yield diverse and impactful results.”

Perrino and Rita join a ColorNation roster that includes colorists Gino Amadori, Cory Berendzen, Calvin Bellas, Yohance Brown, Ben Federman, Andrew Francis, Heather Hay, Lea Mercado, Mark Todd Osborne, Matthew Rosenblum, Vincent Taylor and Matt West. 

For more information on ColorNation, visit www.colornation.net or contact Reid Brody at 312-401-9333 or at reid@colornation.net.

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