Pakistan post house Darkroom Asia has won a major contract with ARY Films as a strategic partner in providing post-production and VFX-related services. Darkroom Asia CEO Salman Hasan credits the company’s new SGO Mistika 4K system with sealing the deal. The first project was the feature film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, which some say marks the rebirth of the Pakistan film industry.
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on The Giver, the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
Los Angeles-based Juan Ignacio Cabrera recently handled the post-production for the second and third seasons of Chosen, the most successful show on Sony's Crackle TV network.
Final post-production for Hunter of Invisible Game, the new short film from Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny, was completed at The Room, the finishing boutique located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York. The Room’s Ben Murray conformed the film and applied the final color grade, working in collaboration with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who co-directed with Bruce Springsteen.
Encore uses a global post workflow for the on-site dailies and post-production services for all 12 episodes of the Fox series 24: Live Another Day. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow and then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
Experienced freelance colorist and online editor Ian Grey was responsible for the stylish 2D color grading for Globe on Screen's three titles for Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2014 theatre season. The plays include three of the playwright's most popular and well-known works: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and The Tempest, which were recently released through the Arts Alliance Media. Grey did the grading on a Mistika. Mastering and deliverables, including conversion for cinema, were completed at BTV Post by its digital media services department.
Super Star Power Productions in Los Angeles is a combination post-production facility and theater that offers a seamless 4K pipeline from review of uncompressed 4K image files taken directly from 4K cameras, through color grading at 4K, to a Qube XP-I server and Xi IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P post-production projector. Hollywood producers and directors of feature films will now be able to review 4K images, color grade at 4K in real time and generate 4K digital cinema packages for final quality control, all from a single 4K projector in a home-like setting.
The $4 million Wonders of the Arctic 3D natural world epic marks Science North's fifth IMAX production in conjunction with Lickley and Chicago’s Giant Screen Films. The 42-minute film, which focuses on the effects of climate change to the Arctic environment and the impact on humans and animals, such as the resilient Inuit peoples and Polar bears that reside there, has been distributed in more than 100 theatres around the world.
Finishing colorist Anthony Raffaele has joined Technicolor-PostWorks’ growing roster of film and television talent.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post-production services for Noah, the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading.