Produced by DoP Sarah Thomas Moffat, DoP Evans Brown, co-founder of Quasar Science, & the Quasar Alchemy Team.
The purpose of “Talk on Tones” is to expand the knowledge of lighting various skin tones. Rooted in cinematography, this series includes voices from actors, directors, DoPs, gaffers, makeup artists, colourists, and more.
The goal is to expand the craft of cinematography to better represent all skin tones. From digital content to large format, documentary to narrative, this series provides insight that will uplift the images of tomorrow while also embracing the human experience that sometimes goes unnoticed in the demands of time vs product.
Throughout this process of education, the hope is to evolve a broader discussion of inclusivity, and representation on screen. Listening to personal experiences of working professionals who come from diverse groups will help educate what informs story telling choices and why it matters.
Together, we hope to expand vital knowledge so we might see each other in better light, both on screen and behind the camera.
"This is a subject that is like an onion, and we are going to start with just a single layer here but hopefully really get to the core of it and effect some change." - Kevin Hanchard, Actor
Chapter 1 Features:
Bola Ogun - Director, Writer - USA, LA
Myron Parran - DoP, Camera Op, Director - USA, LA
Kevin Hanchard - Actor, Stage and Screen - Canada, TO
Kimisha Renee Davis - Film Student of Cinematography & Directing -USA, LA
Sarah Thomas Moffat - DoP, Director, Producer - Canada, TO-VAN; Scotland, Edinburgh
Evans Brown - DoP, Founding partner Quasar Science - USA, LA