Amerisis Studios to Launch with Baselight Color Grading System

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Sun, 10/30/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Amerisis Studios a newly launched post-production facility in Quito Ecuador has purchased FilmLight’s Baselight color grading system and will use it as the centerpiece of its service offering for film television and advertising projects. Offering high-end color grading and finishing services Amerisis Studios is the first post-production facility of its kind in Ecuador and will target the country’s rapidly growing production industry. “Previously producers seeking high quality post services have had to travel to Columbia or Argentina ” says Amerisis Studios general manager Alvaro Duran. “With Baselight we will be able to service films commercials and other projects at a level on par with top media centers around the world.” Duran adds that Amerisis Studios opens officially in December. Duran notes that film production in Ecuador has more than tripled in the past five years. Commercial production has seen a similar increase. Duran who is also an accomplished cinematographer first became aware of Baselight while a graduate student at the London Film School. “I saw Baselight in action at some of the top post houses in London and was impressed with what it could do ” he says. “I thought it would be wonderful to introduce a system so complete to the market in Ecuador.” Duran adds that he received excellent support from FilmLight in selecting a Baselight system for Amerisis. “It’s been fantastic ” he says. “We had many discussions about our needs and the idiosyncrasies of our market. I’m very happy we’ve made the decision to move forward.”