Nucoda Film Master Plays Important Supporting Role For Oscar Nominated Titles

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Last Updated: February 4, 2011 6:27 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, London--February 4, 2011) Digital Vision, leading manufacturers of image enhancement and mastering systems for film and television post production, has played a major supporting role in a number of the Oscar® nominated films announced last week.

Those titles include Pixar’s Toy Story 3, recognized with nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Feature; Mike Leigh’s feature Another Year in the Screenwriting category; Animated short Day and Night, also from Pixar; Best Documentary contenders Inside Job and Gasland; and The Confession in the Best Live action short category. All were graded with the Nucoda Film Master in facilities from London to Los Angeles, and Northern California to New York.

For Toy Story 3, Nucoda Film Master was a key element in a new 3D animation workflow developed with Pixar at their Emeryville headquarters that made its debut on the Oscar nominated blockbuster. In 2009, as Pixar considered how to modify their internal workflow into a truly nonlinear, cutting-edge pipeline for all of their animated releases, Digital Vision helped them to incorporate color grading into the vast deliverables demanded by today’s multi-tiered marketplace. In addition to the Nucoda Film Master’s color tools, the systems proved to be foundational to the studio’s ground-breaking move to a 16-bit half-float, non-destructive pipeline that was initially employed for Toy Story 3. Day and Night, another Pixar contender in the Best Animated Short category, relied on the same workflow. Colorist David Lortsher worked on both projects.

New York’s Final Frame Post has an enviable record of working on Oscar nominated and award-winning documentaries including last year’s Oscar® winner, The Cove, which was graded at Final Frame on Nucoda Film Master. Inside Job, a Sony Pictures Classics release, is directed by Oscar® winner Charles Ferguson, and documents the improprieties of the financial services industry and its role in the global financial meltdown of 2008. Final Frame Senior Colorist Will Cox used Nucoda Film Master to grade and finish Inside Job.

A facility also based in New York, Mega Playground provided services for nominated Best Documentary Feature, Gasland – a documentary about the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history that is sweeping across the United States.

Tanel Toom’s The Confession, which was graded on the Nucoda Film Master at the National Film and Television School in London, was nominated for Best Live Action Short. Toom won the Student Oscar in 2010.

Martin Bennett, UK MD & VP Worldwide Marketing, Digital Vision said, “First and foremost, we want to extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to the talented filmmakers who have been nominated for Academy Awards, and to Digital Vision’s customers who supported the creative vision and dreams of those talented individuals and companies who have been nominated. It is a terrific honour to work with these talented individuals and companies and we will continue to stretch and innovate on their behalf. We will be watching on February 27th!”

About Digital Vision
Digital Vision provides innovative image restoration, enhancement, color correction and data conforming systems that major movie studios, television networks and post-production facilities use to master and deliver feature films, TV programs and commercials. The company’s Nucoda product line provides a strong suite of products for tapeless and non linear grading for HD broadcast and 2k/4k digital intermediate productions. The company’s award-winning products are a standard of the media and entertainment industry and are deployed at top facilities and broadcasters around the world.

Digital Vision AB was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with three wholly owned subsidiaries, Digital Vision (US) in Los Angeles, California; Digital Vision UK in London, England; and Digital Vision in Hong Kong, China. The company maintains its global presence through a network of qualified distributors. Digital Vision is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. For further information, go to http://www.digitalvision.tv.

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