RIP Luke Rainey, Colorist Extraordinaire

Colorist Luke Rainey passed away this morning after a long battle with health problems.
I personally worked with Luke in 2001 on Band of Brothers and again in 2006 on Earth. From the first time I met him he struck me as the most authoritative colourist I’d ever met, and was able to truly make the colour correction process about artistic sensibilities as opposed to purely technical ones. He had the technicalities nailed too, and worked on a variety of systems from the Pogle to the Nucoda, Baselight, and Lustre. He could determine the colour temperature of a patch of wall just by looking at it, and he always got the “best” results (i.e., the ones the client’s didn’t know they wanted) on every film that was lucky enough to have him. He even mentored one of my good friends who then went on to become a great colourist in his own right.
So long, Luke, and here’s hoping the art of colour correction doesn’t leave with you.
Posted: December 18th, 2012
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Comment from Anne - 1/10/2013 at 10:26 pm

Hi, Not sure who I am talking to, but I love your words, and so do all my children, thank you so much. Anne Rainey

Comment from Jack - 1/12/2013 at 5:34 pm

My thoughts are with you all, as I’m sure are many others’. Take care.

Comment from Anne - 1/12/2013 at 8:31 pm

Thank you Jack xx

Comment from Jayne Clive - 2/10/2013 at 10:17 pm

I was saddened to hear of your loss. My Dad, Ray Clive, used to help Jo Miller take Archie, Clemmie and Flora to school and I helped Jo in the summer holidays before training as a teacher. I remember your husband from the number of occasions I collected your son to go swimming with Archie. He was a welcoming figure in your lovely home just outside Crediton. I keep my horse with Jez Wilkinson at Babeny Farm and when he told me of your sad news my parents were saddened to hear it. Regards and again sorry to hear of your loss.

Comment from Jonathan Fenton-Jones - 3/22/2013 at 4:55 pm

Hi Anne
Very sad to hear the news about Luke. We last saw him last summer on the boat in Salcombe, and we think back to the rich moments we shared at sailing events around the world – including that mad excursion in Japan!
Our love and best wishes to you all.
Jonathan, Mary and the rest of the Fenton-Jones family xxx

Comment from Anne - 5/13/2013 at 6:45 am

Dear Jayne
Thank you for your kind words, and what a small world we live in, please give your parents my best wishes & Jez will tell you where I live if you would like to call in.
My best wishes

Comment from Anne - 5/13/2013 at 6:52 am

Dear Jonathan
How lovely to hear from you, messages from friends are so tremendously important, so are memories.
Thank you for your love and support, I really appreciate it.
With love

Comment from john mac donald - 2/14/2016 at 8:14 pm

so very sad to learn of yourloss.I first met you all whilst painting Harvest moon Nr Sittingbourne in kent many years ago.I still have the video of the launching at Ramsgate. do drop me a note or your phone wishes,John MacDonaald

Comment from Anne - 2/15/2016 at 9:11 pm

Hi John
Really nice to hear from you, a lifetime ago!
Thank you for your message, lovely to hear from old friends, what a crazy day that launch was!
With best wishes

Comment from Roger Pannell - 11/3/2016 at 2:14 pm

It’s strange. Almost 4 years after Luke’s death and I still often think of him. I found myself talking to a video editor today about our mutual friend.
Luke, the perfectionist until the end.

Comment from Anne - 11/3/2016 at 4:52 pm

Bless you Roger – Love & hugs A

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