Hollywood’s New Wave Entertainment Upgrades Post-Production Operations with Baselight

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

LONDON—New Wave Entertainment, Hollywood’s premier entertainment marketing company, has enhanced its post-production operations through the purchase of a Baselight TWO colour grading system from FilmLight. New Wave plans to use its new Baselight primarily for grading television spots promoting new feature film releases. The company has already used the system on campaigns for Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Skyfall and several other films.

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MTI Film Partners with LumaForge to Provide Dailies Solutions to Film and TV Productions

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

On-set/near-set dailies solution demonstrated at Collaborative Workflow event.

HOLLYWOOD—November 13, 2012—MTI Film has formed a reseller partnership with LumaForge, a Southern California-based value added reseller and systems integrator, to represent its new Cortex family of dailies and transcoding software, as well as its Correct DRS™ restoration solutions. A specialist in collaborative workflows, LumaForge will supply MTI Film’s Cortex::Control Dailies products to film and television productions seeking fast, simple and cost effective solutions for processing dailies on-set or near-set.

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AbelCine Adds Codex Onboard S to Support Canon C500 and ARRI Alexa

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

London, England –  AbelCine, one of the largest suppliers of cameras and camera accessories in the United States, has boosted its digital cinema resources through the purchase of multiple Codex Onboard S camera recorders. AbelCine purchased the recorders to support productions using the new Canon Cinema EOS C500 cinema camera, the Arri Alexa camera and other digital cameras that generate high resolution raw data.

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Colorworks Evokes Classic Martial Arts Films in Grading Universal Pictures’ The Man With the Iron Fists

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012


Culver City, Calif.—November 8, 2012— Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, provided color grading services for Universal Pictures’ The Man With the Iron Fists. The new action-adventure film presented by Quentin Tarantino marks the directorial debut of RZA, best known as a founding member of the hip-hop group Wu Tang Clan, and stars RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.

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MTI Film Releases Cortex

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012

New family of on-set/near-set dailies solutions supports all camera systems and features tools for playback, color, synchronization, metadata and transcoding.

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film (http://www.mtifilm.com) announces the release of its groundbreaking Cortex line of software-based dailies solutions. Developed from the ground up to support today’s file-based production workflows, Cortex provides an all-in-one solution for digital media management with simple but powerful tools for playback, color, audio synchronization, metadata management and transcoding.

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Traveling Picture Show Company Names John Noble to Head Commercial Division

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

Production Company signs directors Mike Chaves and Andrews Jenkins.

HOLLYWOOD—November 7, 2012— The Traveling Picture Show Company has named advertising industry veteran John Noble to head its commercial production division as Executive Producer. Noble, who also becomes a partner in TPSC, brings broad experience in both agency and production company roles, including senior production posts with The Martin Agency, Element 79, Eyeball, and Optimus.

Noble arrives with a mandate to grow TPSC’s commercial division both by building its directorial roster and expanding its relationships with advertising agencies nationwide. “We thought it was very important to bring on someone with experience on both the agency side and the production company side,” said TPSC CEO Kevin Matusow. “John shares our vision for how to run a successful production company. He knows how to work with advertising agencies; he is also director friendly and will work hard to support our filmmakers.”

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Director Scott McCullough Joins STORY

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012

Director/cameraman marks his return to STORY with a 5-spot package for GMC and Digitas.

Continuing to grow its roster of commercial filmmakers, STORY has signed director/cameraman Scott McCullough for exclusive representation in the United States. It marks McCullough’s second time with STORY; he was earlier on staff from 2005 to 2008, when his credits included work for General Motors, The Home Depot and Jeep, among others. He marked his return to STORY by shooting a package of five spots for GMC and Boston agency Digitas.

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Academy Award-Nominee Don Burgess Joins The Joneses

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012

Santa Monica, Calif.—Don Burgess, the award-winning cinematographer of such classic films as Forrest Gump, Cast-Away and Spider-Man, has joined The Joneses for exclusive representation as a commercial director. Burgess’s latest project, Flight, his sixth film with director Robert Zemeckis, is being released worldwide this week.

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FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012

LONDON—Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release.

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London’s LipSync Grows Grading Resources with FilmLight’s Baselight

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012

LONDON—LipSync Post, the award winning London-based full-service post-production facility, has significantly added to its colour grading resources through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight. When fully operational by year’s end the Baselight systems will serve as the facility’s primary grading tools, enabling LipSync to offer a total of five grading suites that can work flexibly to suit client requirements.

Along with its industry-leading grading toolkit, Baselight offers LipSync Post the ability to work natively with all digital cinema camera formats and an improved ability to integrate with other post-production departments, notably editorial and visual effects. “We’ve been fans of Baselight for a long time and are particularly impressed with its flexibility and grading tools,” says James Clarke, Head of DI for LipSync Post. “Many of our clients have been asking to work on Baselight. The system has a great reputation.”

Baselight offers many advantages to LipSync’s independent film clients. One such is the system’s ability to work with multiple camera formats in a single time-line without proxies. The system’s unrivalled processing speed also means that work can proceed in real-time, regardless of the complexity of the grade. That results in more efficient and creatively productive grading sessions.

LipSync’s recent film credits include Now is Good, Total Recall and Shadow Dancer. It also provides post services for television series including Birdsong, Leonardo and The Churchills, as well as the forthcoming Stephen Poliakoff drama series Dancing on the Edge.

Clarke notes that LipSync Post is a long-time FilmLight client. The facility has relied on FilmLight’s Truelight colour management system in its visual effects, editorial and grading operations for several years. It was also among the first facilities to employ FilmLight’s Northlight film scanner. “We’ve learned a lot from FilmLight because its systems are all very open,” Clarke observes, “and its developers are always open to new ideas. That was one of the selling points for us.”

ABOUT LIPSYNC POST

LipSync Post is a complete post-production facility, providing every aspect of the post production process for film and television. Located in two sites on London’s Wardour Street, the company combines talented people with the highest quality equipment to offer the best for every project. Recent feature film credits include The King of Clubs, Byzantium, Great Expectations, Total Recall, Now Is Good, Shadow Dancer, We Need to Talk about Kevin and Shame, while television credits include the forthcoming ‘Dancing on the Edge’ as well as ‘Birdsong’, ‘Leonardo’ and ‘Hidden’.

For more information, visit www.lipsyncpost.co.uk.

About FilmLight

FilmLight develops colour grading and colour management systems as well as film scanning and data management solutions, that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading studios, labs and post-production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines. Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2002, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide.  For more information, visit http://www.filmlight.ltd.uk.

Contact —Deepa Parbhoo (e: deepa@filmlight.ltd.uk |t: +44 20 7292 0400)

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