Nice Shoes and Optimus Remote Color Grading Partnership Extends to West Coast


Last Updated: May 14, 2015 3:52 am GMT
(New York, NY--May 14, 2015) Nice Shoes and Optimus, two industry leading post production shops, have enjoyed a long friendship spanning the past two decades. In 2014, they formalized that friendship, forging a partnership that brought colorist Ron Sudul from New York to Chicago to launch Nice Shoes Chicago at Optimus. Following on the success of this initiative, the two companies have installed Remote Color at Optimus’ location in Santa Monica.

“From coast to coast, the unification of Nice Shoes and Optimus’ talents and services presents clients with an end-to-end post production solution,” said Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “We’re bringing together the best that each company has to offer, while helping our clients to save time and money.”

Optimus President/Partner Tom Duff agreed, adding, “The alliance between Optimus and Nice Shoes has been more than special. Ron is awesome in Chicago and we love having a presence in New York at Nice Shoes. Adding Optimus Santa Monica to the mix just strengthens the relationship that much more.”

Since moving to Chicago, Nice Shoes colorist Ron Sudul has quickly built up relationships with many of the area’s top agencies, thanks to the reputation established by the Optimus brand and their talented editors. Optimus’ editors have also traveled to New York on a few projects, working out of Nice Shoes’ studio with colorists Lenny Mastrandrea and Gene Curley.

The expansion to Santa Monica now creates the opportunity for clients working with Optimus’ West Coast editors Nathan Cali, Erin Nordstrom, Katie Zaumseil and Managing Director Therese Hunsberger to also collaborate with Ron Sudul as well as the rest of Nice Shoes’ talented roster of colorists.

Nice Shoes’ proprietary Remote technology features both a secure HD feed and a display calibrated by the studio’s engineers to match exactly with the monitors in New York. Clients and colorists are connected visually through an additional monitor connected to an enterprise quality telepresence solution, allowing them to collaborate efficiently. The technology is a real time solution, with no delay between New York, Chicago, and Santa Monica, making it feel as though everyone is working together in the same suite, despite the large physical distance separating them.

The launch is appropriately timed with the 2015 AICE Show in Los Angeles on May 14th, which celebrates independent post production companies coming together to celebrate the best work produced each year.

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About Nice Shoes:
Nice Shoes offers end-to-end production and post-production solutions for brands, marketers, and advertising agencies alike. As a creative partner, Nice Shoes has helped our clients to perfect the marketing of nearly every household brand name in America. We are equally adept working from concept through completion or anywhere in-between, including production, design, color, finishing or visual effects. Discover what drives us, here:

About Optimus
Optimus is a leading production and post-production house with offices in Chicago and Santa Monica. A true one-stop shop, Optimus offers a full suite of creative services, including production, editing, color correction, visual effects and design, audio mixing and finishing. With ONE, the company’s live-action production arm, Optimus offers all production services, from shoot through post, under one roof – a singular, streamlined creative-driven machine. For more information, please visit and Connect with us on Facebook at and


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