Talented and Passionate Artists

Our artists have passion and overwhelming talent for every project, regardless of tone, scale, or budget.

Ian_VertovecIan Vertovec

A Chicago native, Ian Vertovec studied still photography at Southern Illinois University before transitioning to film editing, cinematography, and digital compositing. His work at SIU won him four Regional Emmys®. Some of Ian’s recent credits include features such as Brad’s Status, The Glass Castle and Anomalisa, episodic projects such as GLOW, Manhunt: Unabomber and Baskets, and short form projects such as the “Suit & Tie” music video and commercials for Friskies, Gap, and Calvin Klein. Ian collaborated with Director David Fincher and DP Jeff Cronenweth on The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which were both recognized with consecutive ASC and Oscar® nominations for Best Cinematography. At Light Iron, which he co-founded, Ian currently serves as Supervising Colorist. Ian’s IMDb Page

image - jeremy sawyer headshotJeremy Sawyer

jeremy_sawyerJeremy Sawyer began his career at Finish Post in his hometown of Boston, starting in the machine room and working his way up as a colorist for commercial projects.  Moving to Los Angeles, he transitioned to television projects such as South Park and Head Case at The Syndicate. At Company 3 and MTI, Jeremy colored music videos, features, and episodic projects such as The Closer, Low Winter Sun, Major Crimes, and The Walking Dead. Since joining Light Iron in 2015, Jeremy has colored Greenleaf (OWN), Guilt (Freeform), Better Things (FX), Easy (Netflix), and Goliath (Amazon). Outside of post production, Jeremy enjoys photography and spending time with his family on the beach. Jeremy’s IMDb Page

image - steven bodner headshotSteven Bodner

steven bodnerA native New Yorker, Steven Bodner had a goal of working in post production since he was a child visiting the offline commercial house that his father owned. Steven got his first opportunity when he joined Nice Shoes and went through their formal training program to rise from shipping to color assist. Steven then moved to Deluxe, where he performed dailies color for projects such as The Back-Up Plan, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Premium Rush, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Switching to finishing, he colored the features Affluenza, For Ellen, and Beasts of No Nation. Steven has colored multiple seasons of Treme, Girls, True Detective, Power, and Blue Bloods – as well as the first season of the recently released Martin Scorsese-produced HBO hit Vinyl. Steven has a degree in Criminal Justice from St. Thomas Aquinas College. He enjoys spending time at the gym and with his family. Steven’s IMDb Page

Corinne Bogdanowicz

Corinne Bogdanowicz joined Light Iron in 2010 after working as a colorist and digital compositor for Post Logic/Prime Focus, Pacific Title, and Dreamworks Animation. Some of Corinne’s recent credits include Hell or High WaterRide Along 2, The Walk, and the Emmy-winning series Transparent (Amazon). Corinne holds a BFA in Graphic Arts from SUNY Geneseo, and she enjoys gardening and horseback riding. Corinne’s IMDb Page

sean_dunckleySean Dunckley

sean dunckleySean Dunckley has collaborated with some of the industry’s top talent in the feature, commercial, and episodic worlds. Sean began his career at Company 3, where he was the dailies colorist for Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and many more features. Moving to final color, he finished campaigns for Adidas, T.J. Maxx, and the U.S. Army, as well as the first season of Girls for HBO. At Light Iron since 2013, Sean’s credits include features such as Dan Fogelman’s upcoming Life Itself, Patti Cake$, Love the Coopers, and Cold in July, Season 1 of Netflix’s Dirty Money, the Oscar-nominated short Heroin(e), and music videos for John Mellencamp and Beyoncé. Sean graduated with a BS in Film Production from Drexel University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and children. Sean’s IMDb Page

Nicholas_LareauNicholas Lareau

Nicholas Lareau began his career in the fast-paced broadcast world at NBC during the 2010 Winter Olympics. He then channeled his interest in digital cinematography by working as a camera prep tech. Joining Light Iron in 2011 as an Outpost Engineer, Nicholas specialized in mobile workflow and dailies color management for dozens of features, as well as episodic shows including Criminal Minds, Justified, and Banshee. As a finishing colorist, Nicholas’s credits include Netflix docuseries The Keepers and Flint Town, cabler series True Nightmares and Wheeler Dealers, and festival darlings like Seeing Allred, Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town, and The Little Hours. Originally from Vermont, Nicholas is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and nature photography. Nicholas’s IMDb page

alex_durieAlex Durie

alex durie Alex Durie hails from upstate New York, where he attended school at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning a BS in Motion Picture Science. During his time at RIT, Alex took a crash course led by Film School Digital Cinema, which is where his love for color science and the DI workflow ignited. Upon moving to New York City in 2010, Alex began his post production career as an intern at Goldcrest Post, moved to Deluxe as a tape operator, and then worked at Company 3 as a Color Assist for DI Features, with credits that include HBO’s Vinyl and Girls, as well as critically-acclaimed movies such as Beasts of No Nation and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. In 2016, Alex joined the Light Iron team as Colorist, where he has worked on Amazon’s hit-series Red Oaks, and Red Bull’s web series The Horn. Outside of work, Alex enjoys composing beats using electronic instruments, and is an avid sneaker collector. Alex’s IMDb Page

Ethan Schwartz

Ethan Schwartz hails from Philadelphia, where he began making movies at an early age. At Temple University, he studied cinematography while also honing his post production skills by supporting the school’s editing bays, projection booths, and broadcast facilities. Joining Light Iron in 2013 as an engineer, Ethan specialized in managing mobile dailies workflows and color pipelines.  He is credited on projects such as Transparent, Veep, Allied, Detroit, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and many more. Transitioning to the finishing side of post production, Ethan trained under Supervising Colorist Ian Vertovec, working as a Color Assist for projects such as The Glass Castle, and the Netflix series Everything Sucks.  He was the primary colorist on Shirkers, for which Sandi Tan won the Directing Award in the World Documentary Competition of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Ethan enjoys working with emerging filmmakers to explore how creative color and texture effects can elevate their projects.  In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and hiking. Ethan’s IMDb Page

monique_eissingMonique Eissing

monique eissingMonique Eissing began her extensive post production career as an Assistant Editor for five years before transitioning into visual effects. At Steele Studios, she honed her skills as a Pablo artist doing compositing, VFX, and beauty for numerous commercials and music videos, earning both a VES nomination and a Telly Award. In 2011, Monique joined Light Iron, where she adds significant value to the client experience by providing tandem beauty and VFX during the DI process. Some of her credits include features The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hell of High Water and Ride Along, episodic shows such as Transparent and Baskets, and fashion/commercial work for Miu Miu, Skechers, Lady Gaga, and Red Bull. Monique holds a BA in Communications, Radio/TV Production from Bradley University and is a member of the Visual Effects Society. Monique’s IMDb Page

image - matthew breitenbach headshotMatthew Breitenbach

Matt Breitenbach HeadshotMatthew Breitenbach’s career began at the New York based commercial post production facility Nice Shoes. Working his way up from the shipping department through their in-house training program, Matthew eventually become a Flame/Smoke finishing assist. He then moved to their new-media focused sister company, Nice Spots, where he served as an encoding specialist to create digital uploads for his clients’ commercial spots.   From there, Matthew went to Deluxe NY, where he worked as a dailies assist before being promoted to DI Assist and then DI Conform/Finishing Editor. Some of the titles Matthew supported during this time included The Wolf of Wall Street, Rosewater, Young Adult, Run All Night, and Kill the Messenger, as well as episodic shows like CBS’s Blue Bloods.  Moving to PostFactoryNY, Matthew served as Head of Digital Media, and was integral in establishing workflows as well as digital conform for features such as Elvis & Nixon, Little Men, and Oppenheimer Strategies. Matthew holds a B.A. in Communications – Television and Film from Fordham University. In his free time, he enjoys travel, going to the movies, and spending time with friends and family. Matthew’s IMDb Page      

image - dean chu headshotDean Chu

image - dean chu headshotWith over 25 years of post experience, Dean Chu is a multi-faceted finishing artist who has delivered a wide variety of television series, commercials, trailers, and music videos. Dean began his career at Pacific Ocean Post, where he was one of the first finishing artists in Los Angeles to utilize Flame.  At Bedlam/Colorado, he delivered national spots for Mazda, El Pollo Loco, and many more.  As the founder of Shapeshifter, Dean led the company from its roots in standard definition media to 4K, DCP, and new media original content for Netflix and Hulu. Dean holds a B.A. in Communications – Film & Television from Loyola Marymount University.  Originally from Hawaii, he enjoys surfing and skiing in his free time. Dean’s IMDb Page  

matt_blackshearMatt Blackshear

matt blackshearMatt Blackshear has a unique eye for detail that has helped him conform projects such as Gone Girl, Ender’s Game, and Anomalisa.  His skills have been a cornerstone in Light Iron’s DI workflow since the company’s founding in 2009. Matt has a bachelors degree in Film and Video Production from Full Sail University in Florida. Matt’s IMDb Page

headshot-manny Manny Dubon

Manny DubonManny Dubon’s interest in art began at a young age. After being awarded Art Production Honors at William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, he attended Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. A talented drawer, he interned at Hanna-Barbera before turning to post production. Manny began at Modern VideoFilm in 1996 in the shipping department, training as a VFX Artist in his spare time. After positions in Vault, QC, and Tape Room, he joined the Online team, working on projects such as Avatar, Halloween II, and 3:10 to Yuma. In 2014, Manny joined the conform team at Light Iron. His credits include Transparent, True Nightmares, Finding Noah, and Ride Along 2. Outside of work, Manny enjoys playing soccer and visiting theme parks with his family. Manny’s IMDb page

Headshot-PatrickPatrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald’s interest in filmmaking began at an early age, after shooting projects for a visual arts class in high school. His passion led him to study at Emerson College, where he earned a Visual and Media Arts Degree with a focus in Film. After graduating in 2011, Patrick launched his career as a freelance Assistant Editor, working on reality shows for Syfy and Discovery, pilots for MTV, and FX shows like The League.

In 2016, Patrick joined the Light Iron team as Online Editor in the Episodic department. His recent work includes critically acclaimed titles like Netflix’s GLOW and Amazon’s Goliath, plus broadcast television series’ Greenleaf on OWN and USA’s Queen of the South.

Outside of work, Patrick enjoys cooking and portraiture photography. Patrick’s IMDb Page

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