European entertainment company Sky has installed two FilmLight Baselight 4K color-grading systems in its post-production department. The new systems will allow Sky to serve the increasing technological demands of external clients as well as in-house departments at the company’s headquarters at Osterley, West London.
Sixteen19 marked one year at its new headquarters in New York’s Chelsea district with the launch of its second 4K DI finishing theatre. The theatre will enable the company’s artists and technicians – led by co-founders Pete Conlin and Jonathan Hoffman, and senior colorist Andrew Francis – to build on a breakthrough year marked by physical expansion, high-profile projects and inroads into new markets.
The long-awaited sequel to the 2003 holiday cult classic, Bad Santa (directed by Terry Zwigoff), Bad Santa 2 is directed by Mark Waters (Vampire Academy, Mean Girls). Theo Van de Sande, ASC (Blade, Cruel Intentions, Wayne’s World) shot the dark comedy with Panasonic VariCam 35 4K cinema cameras. Comedy or not, Waters and Van de Sande wanted the film to have a darker look. For developing the look of Bad Santa 2, Van de Sande did not use any visual references, including the original Bad Santa (shot by Jamie Anderson).
Archion Technologies has announced that its Omni and Omni Hybrid network-attached storage systems – designed for 4K workflows in post-production, finishing, graphics, visual effects, and other types of video media – have been certified for use with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Marauders, a tense, noir-ish thriller released by Lionsgate Premiere and director Steven C. Miller, recently became the first feature finished in Cognition’s new 4K digital intermediate theatre. The project used an Academy Color Encoding System workflow.
ArcLight Cinemas has collaborated with Christie to custom fit the legendary Cinerama Dome in order to properly project the west-coast debut of Academy-award winning director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 3D 4K 120 frames-per-seconds, the way it was shot. The debut will be held November 10.
Hybrid post-production facility Cognition has completed construction of a 4K digital intermediate theatre as part of its ongoing multi-million dollar expansion.
Christie is providing 4K projection to the British Film Institute London Film Festival at a unique temporary cinema that could become a blueprint for others. The Embankment Garden Cinema has also been built in celebration of the LFF’s 60th anniversary. For 11 days, with a 16-meter screen bigger than most London cinemas, the rigid-bodied structure will seat 800 people at London’s Victoria Embankment. It will also screen the LFF’s Official Competition and Strand Gala premieres.
In its commitment to offer the best technical solutions in terms of cinematic exhibition, Aqualon Cinemas in Huelva, Spain has installed new Sony 4K SRX-R515P projectors for six of its nine projections screens. “We want to offer our viewers the ideal image and sound conditions of a top category cinema like our,” said José Antonio Llorente, sales manager at Aqualon Cinemas.
When FuseMedia of Aspen, Colorado was founded a decade ago, it was among the first companies dedicated to the production of online video. According to production director Chris Macdonald, FuseMedia has been committed to creating "engaging, brand-specific, and emotionally packed" high definition video as a marketing tool for business across the Rocky Mountain West. Now the company has moved into 4K production.