Luis Reggiardo is a colourist at film and digital services company Digital Orchard. With a degree in Cinematography from the Argentine National Film School, he began his film career as a video and camera trainee. He swiftly progressed to video operator and high speed operator and later trained as a DIT in the U.S. Luis has spent the last decade as a DIT and on-set colourist working on more than 140 commercials, features and TV series across a number of countries.
Through his time on-set he has honed a set of valuable skills; from keeping calibrated visual references to running a consistent live grade service and managing dailies labs whilst recording grading information for future post work. His many years on-set have given him a unique perspective on how to deal with different lenses, filters and lighting setups. With vast industry experience from working on a variety of production types and scales, Luis has gained an in-depth knowledge of workflows, technologies and creative tools.
Having facilitated cinematographers in achieving their visual style whilst grading on-set for many years, becoming a colourist was the next natural step for Luis. Working with DPs from around the world, each with their unique approach to colour and lighting, allowed him train his eye and expand his visual library.
Luis aims to collaborate closely with the cinematographer on every step of the process, getting involved in the early stages of the visual look design and offering a relaxed and intimate environment to approach the final grading process with boundless creativity.
Luis is regularly invited to teach at international film schools and helps Digital Orchard Foundation deliver workshops and training for early career individuals.