Dive Provides Color For New Doc: “As The Palaces Burn”


Makes World Premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam

Last Updated: December 4, 2013 7:45 pm GMT
(New York & Philadelphia--December 4, 2013) When Director Don Argott and his team at 9.14 Pictures were getting ready to post their newest feature film, “As the Palaces Burn,” they knew just where to go. Argott brought the film to DIVE for color correction. A division of ShootersINC, DIVE specializes in visual effects and picture finishing for feature films, television shows and commercials.

As the Palaces Burn” is a feature-length documentary about the band Lamb of God. What started as a film to celebrate the band's worldwide fan base made a turn when the band's singer was accused of involuntary manslaughter while playing a show in Eastern Europe.

Randy in the courtroom

The film is making its world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Theatrical and home releases follow next year. To view a trailer from the new documentary, go here: http://bit.ly/1iPAoPN

“We have been fortunate to work with the talented 9.14 team of Don Argott, Sheena Joyce and Demian Fenton over the past 10 years,” says Bob Lowery, Executive Producer at DIVE. “They produce compelling stories no matter what the subject matter. ‘As The Palaces Burn’ is no exception and one of their finest film to date. I know it will find a passionate audience; and we were thrilled for its premiere at such a prestigious festival for documentary filmmakers worldwide.”

Out of the six feature films produced by 9.14 Pictures and Directed by Don Argott, four films have been posted at DIVE, including color correction, sound mix, and finishing. Those films include “The Art of Steal,” “Two Days in April,” and “Last Days.” For “As the Palaces Burn,” Argott collaborated closely with DIVE Senior Colorist Janet Falcon. “Janet has a great eye and works very quickly, which was essential because we had a limited amount of time for post on this film. The film looks great, and Janet elevated the project, taking it to the next level.”

“We really tried to normalize the images and make everything feel natural and consistent,” adds the Colorist, who was working with BlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve. “As with most documentaries, this was predominantly shot with available light. There were instances where lighting was inconsistent or inadequate. The main objective was to make the color a non-issue, so the story would be the most important part, and color would not cause any distractions.”

Client: 9.14 Pictures
Feature-length Documentary: “As the Palaces Burn
Director: Don Argott
Producer: Sheena Joyce
Editor: Demian Fenton

Postproduction Company: DIVE
Executive Producer: Bob Lowery
Colorist: Janet Falcon

DIVE http://www.divevisual.com is the visual effects and picture finishing division of ShootersINC, led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker, working in feature films, television shows and commercials. One of the east coast’s premier visual effects and finishing services, DIVE works in collaboration with content creators to produce Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Main Titles by coupling creative continuity and expertise with cutting edge pipeline and workflow. For more information, contact DIVE VP Business Development, Bob Lowery bob@divevisual.com.

ShootersINC http://www.shootersinc.com is a fully integrated content company that blends talent, technology and client service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity. We provide production, editorial, visual effects, graphic design, finishing and sound design for advertising, television, feature film and branded entertainment. For more information, contact Shooters’ Vice President, Business Development, Anne Marie Starker anne@shootersinc.com.

ShootersNYC http://www.shootersnyc.com is the New York content creation division of ShootersINC, We offer a unique integrated approach by providing production and post with our directors, creative editors, visual effects artists and graphic designers for advertising, television, web/digital and feature films. For more information, contact Managing Director Jeff Beckerman at jeff@shootersnyc.com.

ShootersTV http://www.shooterstv.com develops and produces non-fiction television for clients up and down the channel lineup. They're a division of the ShootersINC companies and one of the producers of Food Network's hit “Restaurant: Impossible.” With mature businesses in advertising, branded entertainment, visual effects, and on-air promotion, they offer clients added value with a 360-degree approach to content creation during every phase of development, production and marketing. ShootersINC clients include A&E, Lexus, The Weinstein Company, and Scripps Networks Interactive. For more information, contact Rob Miller at Peleton Entertainment, email at rob@peletontv.com



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