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