about the speaker

Jean-Clément Soret is among the most renowned colorists in the world. Formerly MPC’s Global Creative Director of Color Grading, now represented by color grading specialist Company 3. He has brought his mastery of the medium to major features, TV series and commercial campaigns internationally. He has worked on Oscar nominated and winning projects, he is a recipient of two BAFTAs for Best Color Grading on TV Series, of a British Arrows Craft Fellowship Award and no less than seven Best Colorist award at the British Arrow Craft Awards. His IMDb page is one of the most envious that you could hope for, his iconic commercial work has made him the colorist of choice of many among the advertising community, he is the colorist behind many Christmas retail campaigns as well as Cannes Grand Prix winners.

He began his career in the early days of the telecine revolution in his native France, where he learned an enormous amount about film stocks and processing while working with traditional film timers. He migrated to commercials and music videos, where he learned to work alongside filmmakers and photographers experimenting with ground-breaking film techniques and soon became a highly in-demand digital colorist. He was noticed by the principals at MPC, who brought him to that company in 1997 where he created unique and dazzling work putting a strong mark on the London scene until deciding to bring his vast experience and significant talent to Company 3 in 2021.