LEGENDS OF COMMERCIALS PRODUCTION: Colourists

FERGUS MCCALL
Age 38
Based at The Mill, London, UK
Daily fee n/a

Career highlights Ad work includes Nike's "secret tournament", HSBC's "football and "behaviour ads, the Lexus "Rome spot, Carling's "crab Friday and Volvo's "crabs".

Would you believe "As a child I was not allowed to watch commercial TV to avoid the corrupting influence of advertising, and now look at me. There has to be a useful lesson about parenthood in there, McCall says.

What people are saying "Fergus is great - he's totally dependable and he's never let me down, even when I can't make it to the transfer myself, I know he'll be there fighting my corner. But if he's going to keep on playing rugby, he needs to get out more, Tarsem comments.

FRANK VOITURIER
Age 32
Based at The Moving Picture Company, London, UK
Daily fee £750 per hour

Career highlights Voiturier won the 2001 BTAA Best Colourist Award, and ads include Polo Smoothies' "hole couture", Hooch's "mosquito and Holmes Place's "sexual performance".

Would you believe One drooling female director describes Frank thus: "He's the Brad Pitt of telecine. He's sexy, suave, intelligent, interesting, blue-eyed, he's the best, but he's married."

What people are saying The director Don Cameron says: "I find telecine the most rewarding part of the post-production process - it's where you see the full potential of the images. Frank gives those images an almost tactile quality and sense of life. The first decisions he makes are always the right ones."

TAREQ KUBAISI
Age 32
Based at VTR, London, UK
Daily fee £750 per hour

Career highlights Most of Robbie Williams' videos including Supreme, X-Box's "mosquito and "Champagne", Pimms' "happy together", Sony PlayStation's "shark", Saab's "parasailor".

Would you believe Tareq loves motorbikes, and in particular driving his Ducati and KTM at life-threatening speed.

What people are saying Ant Frend, VTR's managing director, explains: "Tareq started as a runner here in 1993 and quickly moved through the ranks. He knows what looks great and has the ability to suggest things without over-stepping the mark."

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