Oct 17, 2018

EFILM RE-TEAMS WITH OSCAR®-WINNING DIRECTOR DAMIEN CHAZELLE FOR UNIVERSAL PICTURES’ FIRST MAN

Following their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and Oscar®-winning cinematographer Linus Sandgren have reunited with colorist Natasha Leonnet for Universal Pictures’ First Man, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. First Man is the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

The filmmakers wanted the audience to share Armstrong’s visceral experience as he embarks on the one of the most dangerous missions in history. To capture the filmic look of the 1960s, the claustrophobic environment inside the NASA space capsules, and the desolate, pristine landscape of the lunar surface, Chazelle and Sandgren shot the film using multiple formats, including 16mm, 70mm, IMAX, and 2 perf, 3 perf, and 4 perf 35mm, and also incorporated actual NASA launch footage.

Leonnet worked with the filmmakers to both unify and contrast the aesthetic of the different formats, ultimately delivering various grades of the film, among them Dolby Cinema, Dolby Vision (4000 NIT, 1000NIT, 100NIT), and 100NIT Rec709.

“The experience of working with Damien and Linus was incredible and educational,” describes Leonnet.

With unwavering dedication and precision, Chazelle and Sandgren have created a cinematic experience that transports, thrills and moves audiences in a powerful, intimate account of one of the most dangerous explorations in human history, and the private sacrifices of the brave few who made it a reality.

For tickets, information, and showtimes visit www.firstman.com  


Oct 11, 2018

Deluxe Unveils State-of-the-Art Color Grading Environment in Hollywood

Stage One of Iconic Glen Glenn Sound Studio Transformed into High Tech Post Production Destination with 120-Person Capacity.

Los Angeles, CA – October 10, 2018 - Deluxe today announced the debut of its new color grading environment, Stage One. The expansive theater is equipped with top quality projection, including the world’s largest RealD Ultimate Screen® in a private facility, as well as advanced color grading, audio and editorial systems. Located in Deluxe Audio Seward at Hollywood’s historic Glen Glenn Sound building, the 4,000 square foot space features plush seating, perfect black levels, RealD and Stewart screens, Barco projectors, and advanced audio, among other amenities. View Video of Stage One Here.

“The re-creation of Stage One into North America’s premier color grading environment and screening room represents Deluxe’s commitment to building the largest color and post operation in the world,” said William Sherak, President, Deluxe Post Production. Sherak continued, “The scale, the technology, and comfort gives filmmakers an unparalleled experience in finishing their projects.”

“I’ve been dreaming of a space like Stage One since I started color finishing,” noted Senior Colorist Skip Kimball, whose recent credits include ‘Deadpool 2’ at EFILM. “We’re set up to handle any format and have a fleet of projectors so I can grade on a screen that’s comparable to exhibition; it’s much easier to evaluate the picture and address any issues when you can see it on a 60-foot screen. And the size of Stage One is incredible; it can comfortably accommodate 120 people, so we can handle conform, color and VFX all in one space and with the director and cinematographer for a more streamlined process.”

Deluxe’s Stage One features a RealD Ultimate Screen® with a 45’ x 21’7” maximum image and a Stewart Filmscreen SnoMatte 100 screen with 41’3” x 22’4” maximum image, and can accommodate the latest display monitors, allowing production to view content in whatever format is needed throughout production. The space is also equipped with two Christie Dolby Vision™ Eclipse laser projectors, capable of providing 108-nit brightness standard as well as high frame rate projection and 4K resolution; a Barco DP4K-P reference projector for theatrical grading at 48 nits in 4K resolution; and a Barco DP4k-32B projector for RealD stereo theatrical grading at up to 48 nits in 4K resolution. Available color grading and editorial systems include Blackmagic Resolve, Autodesk Lustre and Flame, and Filmlight Baselight.

Stage One is located at 900 N Seward Street in Hollywood, CA and is already being used in production. For more information on Stage One specs and availability, contact: Dave Grove, dave.grove@efilm.com, 323.353.0866.

About Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe)

Deluxe is the world’s leading video creation to distribution company offering global, end-to-end services and technology. Through unmatched scale, technology and capabilities, Deluxe enables the worldwide market for professionally created video. The world’s leading content creators, broadcasters, OTTs and distributors rely on Deluxe’s experience and expertise. With headquarters in Los Angeles and New York and operations in 38 key media markets worldwide, the company relies on the talents of more than 7,500 of the industry’s premier artists, experts, engineers and innovators.


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