The Refinery Upgrades

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Wed, 09/29/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Responding to a surge in client demand for the highest-quality digital film grading full-service South African post-production facility The Refinery has invested in a Baselight HD color grading system from FilmLight. The system will be installed in a brand-new digital theatre complete with a 3D-enabled 2K Barco projector. The theatre will also feature FilmLight’s Truelight color management system. Charl van der Merwe managing director at The Refinery says “We had absolutely no hesitation about the decision to purchase Baselight. With a powerful shift to digital cinema and the ongoing developments in the film industry we need to make sure we back our exceptional creative talent with the very best technology.” “The future is about workflows and making critical decisions at the right time ” says Gerhard Roets The Refinery’s operations director. “Baselight allows us flexibility as it fits perfectly into both film and digital workflows. The FilmLight team have been incredibly proactive in developing a system that works seamlessly in the streamlined collaborative workflows required to meet today’s demanding customer expectations.” The Refinery’s director of post-production Tracey Williams says “Color grading is all about providing our skilled colorists with the right creative tools to interpret and craft the vision of the director and DoP accurately. It’s also about helping them to navigate along the project pipeline to final delivery. FilmLight truly understands color management and its tools are second-to-none.” The system was sold by FilmLight’s reseller for South Africa Blue Tornado. The Refinery