Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”

Posted by on May 13, 2013

NEW YORK—Disconnect, the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby.

Post-production was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York, where the work ran the gamut from dailies processing through DI Colorist Tim Stipan (Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan) applied the final grade, working alongside Rubin and cinematographer Ken Seng.

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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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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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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.”


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’.

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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

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FilmLight Links with Italian Technology Reseller Blutek

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

LONDON—FilmLight, a leading manufacturer of colour grading, colour management and film scanning systems for film and television production, has forged a strategic alliance with Rome-based technology reseller Blutek to represent its product line in Italy.

Blutek will provide sales support in Rome and throughout Italy for FilmLight’s full product line, including its Baselight colour grading system, Blackboard control surface, FLIP real-time onset image processor, FLUX data management platform and Baselight Editions software. FilmLight will continue to handle marketing, service and support.

For more information, contact Antonello Di Vincenzo.

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FilmLight’s On-Set and Dailies products win an Emmy

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012

LONDON— FilmLight has been awarded a 2012 Primetime Emmy Award for its innovative colour preview and dailies products Truelight On-Set and Baselight TRANSFER.

The Primetime Emmy Awards in Engineering are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for significant innovations in TV technology.

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FilmLight Introduces 5-for-1 Academic Pricing for Baselight for Avid

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012

LONDON— FilmLight today announces the worldwide availability of a fully-functional Academic Edition of Baselight for Avid® (Mac), the newest product in its Baselight Editions line, which makes the world’s most powerful colour grading toolset directly available within Avid Media Composer® or Symphony®.

The week of October 22, universities and other educational institutions will be able to purchase five Baselight for Avid licenses for just $995, the price of one commercial license.  Alternatively, institutions can obtain ten, 12 month licenses for an annual subscription of $995.

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Colorworks Checks into “Hotel Transylvania”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012

DI facility teams with Sony Pictures Imageworks to ready 3D animated feature for theatrical release.

Culver City, Calif.—October 2, 2012— Final post-production work for Hotel Transylvania, the new animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation, was recently completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. The facility performed final color grading and stereoscopic 3D finishing for the film, released in the U.S. release on September 28th.

The project involved close collaboration between Colorworks and Sony Pictures Imageworks, which created the film’s spectacular animation. Image files were exchanged between the two facilities, via direct fiber link.

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Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s Baselight

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

Award-winning London post house Finish, a specialist in 2D and 3D visual effects for commercials, has broadened its service offering to include high-end colour grading through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight.

The company has also employed colourist Paul Harrison, a veteran of MPC and The Mill. Harrison oversaw the technical and aesthetic design of two new, purpose-built grading suites that, along with the Baselight TWOs, features a Baselight Assist and FilmLight’s revolutionary Blackboard 2 control surface.

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