Post-production finishing for the new independent feature Dixieland was completed at Technicolor PostWorks New York. Colorist Anthony Raffaele worked with first-time writer/director Hank Bedford and cinematographer Tobias Datum to finalize the look of the tense crime thriller set in modern day Mississippi. The facility also handled editorial conforming and visual effects.
Established Australian post house Spectrum Films has played host to international productions such as The Railway Man, The Water Diviner, The Matrix, The Great Gatsby, Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, Sacred Heart and many other titles, including, most recently, a compelling documentary that aired in 2015 called Deadline Gallipoli: The Full Story. The documentary illustrates how Spectrum Films relied fully on SGO Mistika's open architecture, speed and versatility. The entire project was post-produced in Mistika including the online, color grading, titling and deliverables.
Emmy Award winning and MENA region leading production company Arab Telemedia Group has added an integrated Baselight color pipeline to its production and post workflows. The new pipeline allows Arab Telemedia to increase both value and productivity for its television productions.
When it came to grading The Americans, where the central characters live a double life, colorist John Crowley knew he would need to create some distinctive looks. He used one of Technicolor PostWorks New York’s Baselight systems to grade series two and three of the New York-shot, 1980s-set show, working closely with director of photography Richard Rutkowski.
Indian post house Nube Studio has opened with a Baselight Two grading workstation as its centerpiece. The color-driven facility is providing services for commercials, music videos, television and film throughout the region.
Cognition, the recently launched hybrid post-production facility, has purchased six Mistika systems from SGO. The package includes two top-end 4K color grading and mastering systems, two assist workstations and two laptop systems for on-set and near-set use. The company has also acquired an SGO high-speed SAN. The installation is part of a multi-million dollar facility expansion that will include a pair of DCI grading theaters, expanded visual effects resources and creative production workspace.
Oxido, one of the leading post houses in Mexico, has invested in new Daylight on-set grading systems from FilmLight. The Daylight systems have been fitted into two data management vehicles that can be driven to studios or locations to provide digital dailies and start the grading process.
SmallHD is giving away a free set of color grades that recreate the unique look of seven different iconic films, and are also publishing multiple video tutorials explaining how to get the most out of these looks during both production and post-production.
In a project spanning many months and two continents, Modern VideoFilm provided final post-production services for Broken Horses, the new Western thriller from Indian producer/director Vidhu Vinod Chopra in his Hollywood debut. The Burbank-based facility provided editorial conforming, color grading, visual effects production and integration, DCP mastering and deliverables for the film, which makes its U.S. theatrical premiere this month from Reliance Entertainment.
Autodesk has announced that Flame Premium creative finishing software, Maya 3D animation software, Shotgun and RV, will support ACES 1.0, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' color management and interchange standards. Simultaneously, Autodesk unveiled plans to make its SynColor color management engine available as a reference implementation for future ACES adopters through a royalty-free, permissive license.