Kristopher Smale

Colorist Reel

Kristopher Smale has been in the post-production industry for 11 years and color grading for four. He apprenticed under some of the best artists in the business before joining MPC’s award-winning color team in 2012. An advocate for Digital Intermediate since its advent, Smale was instrumental in changing Company 3’s commercial grading process over to DI.

Recently collaborating with notable directors such as directors David Helman, Nathan R Smith, Andrew Donoho, James Ponsoldt and Alice Gu, Smale’s work has brought beauty and depth to many highly acclaimed commercials and short films. Highlights include Samsung’s “Voices of Life” commercial, Apple Music’s Good Charlotte “Youth Authority” episodic series, West Elm’s New Denim Project and Local to Global campaigns and all three episodes of The North Face’s “Steep Series,” filmed on British Columbia’s Tsirku Glacier. Smale has graded projects for countless top brands such as Nissan, Honda, Acura and Samsung.

Smale is based in Los Angeles and proud to be the only American colorist on MPC’s team – born and bred in Detroit, Michigan.


Nissan, Jedi Learner; Agency, Zimmerman; Director, Shawn Levy

Under Armour, Anthem; Director, Kyle Soehngen

Royal Caribbean, Series Teaser; Director, Jacob Rosenberg

Honda, Tower of Success; Agency, RPA; Director, Alan Smith

Michael Kiwanuka, Cold Little Heart; Director, David Hellman

Thursday Night Football, Start Your Weekend Early; Director, Paul Gay