LONDON—In a move to significantly improve and expand its services, Burbank post-production facility FILMLOOK Media and Post has purchased a Baselight colour grading system from FilmLight. The new system, which includes FilmLight’s revolutionary Blackboard 2 control panel, allows FILMLOOK, for the first time, to provide its television clients, who include Disney Channel, Fox, CBS, ESPN and HBO, with colour grading services in a file-based workflow. It also allows the company to initiate a new service: DCP mastering for feature films.
“Baselight allows us to remain competitive in a market where clients are increasingly relying on file-based media to complete their projects,” said FILMLOOK CEO Robert Faber. “It also enables us to move into feature film mastering, a new market for us and one with great potential.”
Faber added that Baselight provides a path for future growth. “The system is upgradeable, allowing us to do 4K and beyond as our needs and customer demands grow,” he said.
Baselight seamlessly integrates with FILMLOOK’S editorial operations, observed FILMLOOK Senior Engineer and Colourist Allen Kelly. It also provides more efficient means of fulfilling today’s complex deliverable requirements. “It gives us the speed and flexibility to work in multiple file formats,” Kelly said.
FILMLOOK has a long tradition as an industry leader and innovator. Its Emmy-winning “FILMLOOK®” process, developed in 1987, set the standard for film-style mastering for many years. It also developed a patent for 24-frame progressive video cameras that have been licensed by SONY, THOMSON, PANASONIC, JVC, CANON, IKEGAMI, ARRI, HITACHI, ICONIX, NIKON and PENTAX. Currently, the company provides a full slate of post-production services, including colour grading, online and offline editorial, duplication, Blu-ray and DVD mastering, closed-captioning and quality control. Through an alliance with Sammy Sound, it also offers complete audio services.
FILMLOOK Inc. started as a vision of excellence by partners Robert Faber and Anna Cordova. Mr. Faber’s electronic engineering expertise and intense interest in filmmaking coupled with Ms. Cordova’s managerial and marketing experience made FILMLOOK Inc. a reality. Its services include colour correction, offline/online editing and deliverables creation. For more information, visit www.filmlook.com
FilmLight develops film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems 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 2001, 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, Chicago, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.filmlight.ltd.uk.
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