Fancy Film Upgrades Color Capabilities

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Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

By Sammy Loren Fancy Film a boutique post house located in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles has invested in Digital Vision’s Nucoda FilmMaster. 

“Digital Vision makes great finishing systems ” says Bill Macomber owner and lead editor of Fancy Film. “But what gets us excited is that we’re coloring on one of the best systems in the world.” With a roster of projects ranging from documentary and reality series to features and music videos Fancy Film sought a system that wouldn’t restrict their creativity or their budget. Unlike applications such as Apple’s Color or Adobe’s After Effects the Nucoda Film Master allows finishers to view their efforts in real-time. “Producers and directors do not have the time or the money to sit around an editing suite waiting for projects to render ” says Macomber. “Now that we have a Nucoda Film Master clients can review the project and see changes in real-time.”

 “In terms of color enhancement you just can’t beat the FilmMaster ” says Michael Smollin Fancy Film’s lead colorist. “It can essentially create a color palette unachievable on other systems.” On one recent project Underwater Universe a documentary series for the History Channel the images pop from the screen. “On this show I worked with very demanding underwater footage which has differences in lighting moving layers and challenges in matching ” says Smollin.  “The Nucoda helped me get where I needed to be with flexibility and speed.” The upcoming year is set to be Macomber and company’s busiest yet with an indie feature and television series in the pipeline.