Color Grading

FilmLight Releases Baselight 6.0

Wed, 12/13/2023 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

FilmLight has announced the release of the latest version of its Baselight grading software, Baselight 6.0. Following an extensive and successful beta program, where the new software features were put through their paces by customers across the globe, Baselight 6.0 is now available to colorists worldwide.

Cinionic Debuts New Barco Laser Projector for Post-Production

Tue, 10/17/2023 - 17:10 -- Nick Dager

Cinionic debuted a new Barco laser projector designed specifically for post-production today in a special first-look demo at the SMPTE 2023 Media Technology Summit in Hollywood. Part of the company’s award-winning Barco Series 4 laser family, the Barco Series 4 SP4K-P is the first laser projector developed exclusively to meet the unique needs of the post-production community.

Nominees Announced for 2023 FilmLight Color Awards

Tue, 10/17/2023 - 11:59 -- Nick Dager

FilmLight has revealed the nominees for the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards. In their third year, the awards attracted more than 400 entries from 45 countries across the globe and the independent jury of cinematographers, colorists and creatives – lead this year by Lawrence Sher, ASC – has announced a list of 22 nominees across five categories.

Alter Ego Opens Los Angeles Facility

Mon, 10/02/2023 - 10:35 -- Nick Dager

The Canadian commercial post-production facility alter ego has opened an LA studio in Santa Monica and installed two Baselight Two systems in its pair of new grading suites. The new facility is run by alter ego partner and colorist Eric Whipp, who is joined by colorist Kya Lou, color assistant Corey Martinez, and executive producer Pravina Sippy.

Prime Video Series I’m a Virgo Color Graded Remotely

Mon, 09/18/2023 - 08:28 -- Nick Dager

Some five years after achieving critical and popular praise for his debut feature, the social satire Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley — writer, director, and acclaimed vocalist of the hip-hop group The Coup — has returned with the Prime Video original series I’m a Virgo, which shares a similar visual language and storybook world.

Shining a Light on Watergate

Mon, 08/28/2023 - 10:34 -- Nick Dager

Created by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, the five-part miniseries White House Plumbers shines a fresh light on the real-life comedy of errors that burst out of the infamous Watergate scandal. Light Iron provided dailies and final color for the project, which reteamed cinematographer Steven Meizler and supervising colorist Ian Vertovec.

Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Talks about Color

Mon, 08/07/2023 - 11:02 -- Nick Dager

Lawrence Sher, ASC, is an American cinematographer and film director best known for his work on Joker (2019), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), War Dogs (2016), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004). He has just completed filming Joker: Folie a deux – the follow up to the 2019 film which comes out in 2024. Last month he was appointed as the president of the 2023 FilmLight Color Awards jury. The winners of the award will be announced in November at EnergaCamerImage. Sher recently spoke with Digital Cinema Report via email about cinematography, about the role of color in the filmmaking process and about the color awards themselves. Here is that conversation.


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