Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
10/06/2014

Baselight-Graded 'We Are Monster' For Edinburgh Award

News Image
We Are Monster, a feature film written and produced by Terra Rossa Films Entertainment and graded on Baselight by Splice, has been nominated for the Michael Powell award for Best British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June (18–29 June 2014).

London post house Splice was involved in the whole process from pre-shoot to delivery. It completed the full post-production of the 90-minute feature film, including the grade, online, visual effects and deliverables.
Prior to the shoot at Twickenham Studios, Splice held a consultation on digital 2K Log-C workflows using the ARRI ALEXA, and partnered up with Outpost VFX to provide VFX solutions on-set. Chris Rodgers was responsible for grading the and producing the deliverables.
Director Antony Petrou worked closely with Rodgers on the desired look for the film.
"I conformed a multi-track timeline via AAF in Baselight using the original 3K ARRI RAW files. This was completed directly in Baselight so we were always working from the raw material rather than transcodes," explained Rodgers. "After an initial pass with DoP Simon Richards, we further developed the look and added shapes to lift and knock back certain areas of the image. Almost every shot featured some kind of shape to isolate faces or eyes and Baselight's Area Tracker was invaluable for this."
The film features a number of flashbacks and Rodgers wanted to distinguish them from the rest of the film. He settled on a low contrast print emulation that avoided primary colours. On top of this Rodgers used Baselight to 'dirty-up' the image with a combination of blur, sharpening and film grain.
"Although the more complex VFX work was handled in The Foundry's NUKE and Avid DS, I was surprised at how much was possible in Baselight," added Rodgers. "In one shot, we composited a series of plates to remove a row of doors from a corridor and create a location that never actually existed. In another, we cloned and tracked areas of shots to remove part of a tattoo, not to mention the stabilising and camera moves that were added. It was great to be able to deal with these things without farming them out to VFX."
The main deliverable was 2K DCP, and Splice did the P3 to XYZ conversion straight from Baselight as well as a Rec 709 HDCAM SR 444 master.
"The generalised colour spaces in Baselight 4.4 saved valuable time because there was no need for a trim pass," Rodgers said. "And, of course, they guaranteed the most accurate results."

www.filmlight.ltd.uk/products/baselight

(IT/JP)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

30/03/2017
Clear-Com Freespeak II To Feature At NAB 2017
Clear-Com's FreeSpeak II wireless digital intercom system will be featured as hands-on technology for delegates to try at Waskul.TV's StudioXperience
29/06/2017
Future Film Skills – An Action Plan
The BFI has launched Future Film Skills – An Action Plan at the House of Commons alongside the Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley, and producer Barbara
22/10/2018
Production News : London Mayor And Film Industry Leaders Tackle Diversity In The Film Industry
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and major film industry leaders have teamed up to tackle the lack of diversity in the film industry. Sony Pictures, H
09/10/2017
Crew Needed For Feature Film
A feature film due to commence filming in Belfast next month is seeking crew in all departments, it has been revealed. February Films is shooting a fe
17/11/2017
UK Studios: An International Success Story
It has often been said that Hollywood is the most recognisable film industry in the world, with hundreds of movies and television series generated eve
11/01/2019
Baselight STUDENT Enhanced With Creative Advances
Baselight STUDENT, FilmLight's free macOS application, has been enhanced with the innovative and creative advances from the core Baselight v5 software
11/09/2003
FilmLight launches Baselight grading system
FilmLight, pioneers of digital film technology, announced today the worldwide release of Baselight, its advanced digital film grading and finishing sy
29/08/2017
Baselight For NUKE Ensures Perfect Colour Compliance
FilmLight, the leading colour science and grading specialist, is introducing a powerful new version of Baselight for NUKE at IBC2017. The plugin for t
17/07/2017
Vintage Cloud Announces New Archive Digitization And Indexing Services
Film archive digitization specialist Vintage Cloud has announced a new service designed for companies who want to monetize their valuable archive asse
21/07/2017
Blackmagic Design Announce Accessory For Cintel Film Scanners
Blackmagic Design today announced the new Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader accessory for its Cintel Film Scanner, which lets customers scan audio and K
17/05/2019
UWL BA Film Production, Final Film Showcase
On the 30th of May at Leicester Square, the film production students from the University of West London are screening their final films. These films a
25/07/2018
Cooke Optics Full Frame Lens Deployed For Feature Film 'Lyrebird'
Cooke Optics' S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime lens range has been deployed to shoot director Dan Friedkin's upcoming feature film 'Lyrebird'. Cinematograph
18/06/2018
Sony's VENICE Camera Deployed For First European Feature Film
Sony's CineAlta Full-Frame system camera VENICE has been deployed to shoot its first European feature film, Polish thriller 'Fisheye'. The feature is
20/03/2007
London Celebrates Local Film-making Talent
ITV Local London, ITV’s regional broadband TV service in the London area, is entering into a partnership with Film London, in order to raise the profi
01/04/2015
FilmLight Extends BLG Colour Workflow
With the integration of colour grading tools across dailies, editorial, VFX and finishing – using the renderless, metadata-based Baselight Linked Grad