Mexico’s Color Space Launches DI Service via FilmLight’s Northlight and Baselight


Last Updated: June 17, 2010 5:45 pm GMT
(London, UK--June 17, 2010) Color Space, a newly-launched post house in Mexico City, has acquired a Northlight 1 film scanner and Baselight HD colour grading system from FilmLight as part of its bid to become a market leader in colour grading for commercials, music videos, short films and feature films.

The only post-production facility in Mexico focused exclusively on colour grading, Color Space has made Northlight and Baselight the backbone of a highly flexible digital intermediate (DI) infrastructure capable of servicing projects of all types.

“With the Northlight scanner and Baselight HD, we can provide a complete package of scanning, grading and conforming services to our clients,” said Color Space CEO Mariana Martinez. “We can scan 16mm and 35mm film, we can import digitally-acquired media, and we can output high-quality DI deliverables in any format the project requires.”

Color Space, which is located within the facility of the well known animation and visual effects house Cluster Studio, was formed earlier this year by Martinez and colourist Juan Magaña. Magaña is widely recognized as one of Mexico’s top commercial colourists, having won numerous awards for his work for such brands as Renault, Banamex, Powerade and Frutsi.

In addition to servicing advertising projects from across Latin America and the United States, Color Space is seeking to tap into its region’s booming feature film market. “We offer great talent and great technology in a relaxed, comfortable environment,” Martinez observed.

Color Space selected the FilmLight products based on Magaña’s previous experience with Baselight. “I’ve been familiar with Baselight since it first arrived in Mexico and have found that it offers the best toolset for grading and conforming—and delivers image quality that is superior to anything else on the market,” Magaña said.

“We are very pleased to have Northlight as a complement to Baselight for projects that originate on film,” Magaña added . “Northlight is the gold standard for film scanning. Its ability to scan virtually any type of film element at resolutions up to 4K allows us to take on any project and deliver a product on par with any facility in the world. Together, Baselight and Northlight represent the ultimate solution for DI.”

About Color Space
Color Space is Mexico’s only post production provider focused exclusively on color grading and DI. Located within the facilities of Cluster Studio, Color Space offers scanning, color grading and DI finishing services for commercials, music videos, feature films and other media. The company offers award-winning talent and services a client base that extends throughout Central and South America, as well as the United States.

About FilmLight
FilmLight is a manufacturer of film scanning, colour grading and colour management systems that are helping to transform 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 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, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information visit


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