At this year’s IBC, FilmLight (stand #7.A45) is hosting the free two-day seminar series, Colour On Stage, on 14-15 September 2019. The event provides an opportunity for visitors to participate in live presentations and discussions with colourists and other creative professionals at the peak of their craft.
The second season of HBO’s runaway hit drama Big Little Lies was completed at Technicolor in Los Angeles. Finishing artist and Vice President of business development Pankaj Bajpai, famed for grading the HBO series Sex in the City, True Detective and Nat Geo’s Genius seasons for both Einstein and Picasso, used Baselight to enhance the distinctly Californian look of the show.
Legendary colourist Yvan Lucas reunites with Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
The latest movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, took the 2019 Cannes Film Festival by storm. The film visits late 60’s Los Angeles with colour and vitality realised by cinematographer Robert Richardson.
Saudi Arabias first production facility incorporates Baselight
Following the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinema in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nebras Films has established the first full facility production and post service, based in Riyadh. As part of a complete offering, the post house includes a Baselight TWO grading suite with the latest v5 software, equipped with a Blackboard 2 control panel from FilmLight.
One of London’s newest high-end finishing houses, Youngster, is delivering uncompromised quality thanks to FilmLight’s unique BLG workflow. Youngster is using the innovative setup to provide seamless, renderless content exchange between Flame VFX, Avid editing and the Baselight grading and finishing suite. The BLG workflow is already being used on commercials including those for Treatwell and Mulberry as well as music videos for the likes of Joji, whose Sanctuary promo received over 14 million hits on YouTube in its first few days.
FilmLight brings in Matthieu Straub to strengthen its international colour workflow team
Well-known French DIT and film workflow specialist, Matthieu Straub, has joined FilmLight. Based in Paris, he will provide technical advice and practical assistance to FilmLight clients in France and Benelux, as well as acting as the company’s voice in local key trade groups and with training partners in the production and post marketplaces.
BBC Street unlocks creative and technical opportunities with new Baselight TWO
BBC Street, the in-house post-production facility at BBC Scotland in Glasgow, has installed a new Baselight system to upgrade their grading and finishing suite with Baselight’s latest powerful 4K/HDR toolset and to improve their client experience.
FilmLight finishing gives distinction to Cannes winners
Two of the top prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival have gone to ground-breaking movies which rely on FilmLight colour science for their distinctive looks. Parasite, from Korean director Bong Joon Ho, took the Palme d’Or, while director Mati Diop won the Grand Prix for Atlantique (Atlantics), the first black female director to take the honour.
The latest version of the core Baselight software, version 5.2, and Daylight now support native access to the ProRes RAW format. This is one of the first full implementations of the ProRes RAW format from a world-leading professional colour grading application. The high-quality ProRes RAW image format is now available on cameras from a wide range of vendors, including Canon, Panasonic and Nikon via Atomos recorders, and directly on the DJI Inspire 2 with a Zenmuse X7 camera.
At NAB 2019 FilmLight adds more to modern colour finishing and delivery
With the colour grading suite now the hub for finishing on movies, premium television and commercials, FilmLight is focusing on putting all the right colour tools into the hands of the creatives who need them, and on simplifying the pipeline for collaborative workflows.
The next in the series of acclaimed FilmLight Colour Day masterclasses will be held alongside NAB on Monday 8th April 2019. Presented by industry leaders in creative grading, this intensive day will introduce colourists, DoPs and the wider production and post industry to the opportunities and challenges of modern colour finishing and delivery.
Baselight STUDENT, FilmLight’s free macOS application, has been enhanced with the innovative and creative advances from the core Baselight v5 software. Baselight STUDENT v5 will allow those developing their skills as a colourist to have the full range of creative features, based on the same platform as every Baselight system.
FilmLight Case Study: Mining the archives for First Man
The movie First Man dramatises the story of Neil Armstrong’s famous giant leap for mankind. To give it a strong sense of authenticity, Director Damien Chazelle approached NASA to see if there was any archive footage from the Apollo era.
FilmLight illuminates commitment to Japanese creative community at Inter BEE 2018
FilmLight will demonstrate its creative and technical commitment to Japanese television broadcasting and post-production with its own booth at Inter BEE 2018 (Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, 14–16 November, #3311). This marks both the five-year anniversary of the FilmLight office in Tokyo, and provides the opportunity to showcase the latest version of FilmLight’s colour grading and management platform, Baselight v5, for the Japanese market.
The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in HDR and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colourist, working on the Baselight colour grading system from FilmLight.
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