Burbank’s FILMLOOK MEDIA and POST Adds Colour Grading via FilmLight’s Baselight


Last Updated: June 11, 2012 10:03 pm GMT
(London, UK--June 11, 2012) 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.


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