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The Essential List

The Essential List: George K

MPC Colourist George K runs down the most treasured items on his absolute essential list

The Essential List: George K

George K’s colour grading career has spanned two decades and he's accrued a slew of awards along the way. He has twice been awarded Best Colourist at the UK Music Video Awards and has featured in Televisual’s ‘Top 10 Best Colourist’ poll five times. 2017 saw him add to his impressive awards collection, with another Gold at this year’s British Arrows for his work on Honda Civic ‘Up’ and also taking home Silver at the Creative Circle Awards for the stunning Bose, ‘Get Closer’ spot.

Since joining MPC in 2008, George has collaborated with the UK’s top directors and also helped to create Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ promo, which won 2012 Best Music Video at The Grammy’s 2012.  With such a storied career, we felt lucky to be able to tie him down him down for long enough to tell us what, he couldn't do without and the stuff that he’s obsessed with on a day-to-day basis. Here’s George’s essential list, read on to discover the things he loves and that makes him love what he does. 


◦ Place of birth: Cyprus

◦ Hometown: North London
◦ Staycation: Cotswolds 

◦ Vacation: Greece
◦ Place of work: MPC
◦ Mode of transport: The tube
◦ Miscellaneous Travel Essential: Headphones


◦Artist: D.Psillos
◦Musician: Varied
◦Film director: Sidney Lumet
◦Photographer: Sally Mann
◦Film: 12 Angry Men

◦Series: Game of Thrones
◦Commercial: Guinness Swimmer
◦Music Video: Gnarls Barkley, Who Cares

◦Book: Gates of Fire

Food and Drink

◦ Restaurant: Mums house
◦ Cheap bite: Viet
◦ Working lunch: Savage Salads
◦ Dish: Souvla

◦ Snack: Raw veg
◦ Guilty Pleasure: A Pint

◦ Tipple: A Pint
◦ Miscellaneous food: A raw kohlrabi

◦ Miscellaneous Beverage: Skybar juice of the day (on a Wednesday)


◦ Phone: Samsung
◦ TV: Sony Bravia
◦ Headphones: Samsung
◦ Camera: Phone
◦ Soundsystem: Bose
◦ Where you document an idea: MPC Note pads
◦ App: Uber
◦ Website: Sky Sports
◦ Digital work tool: Baselight
◦ Analogue work tool: My hands