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Encore Brings Full Service DI to HollywoodAdds Award Winning Colorist Steve Porter (December 12, 2005)
The new state-of-the-art Digital Intermediate Theater features a Kinoton FP30 ECII Studio Series electronic 35mm film projector, a Barco DP100 2K DLP digital projector, and a da Vinci 2K Plus color correction system. A recently added Spirit 2K data scanner supports high resolution scanning. The facility has also developed a high definition data dailies service based on MTIs revolutionary Control Dailies product. The DI Theater also leverages Encores extensive data infrastructure.
The combination of these expansive services allows Encore to work with film clients from start to finish. Directors and cinematographers are able to collaborate with a single DI colorist in establishing their desired ?look from HD dailies through final delivery.
Additionally, Encores ability to create a variety of deliverables including previews, marketing materials, film outs, D Cinema, and DVDs from a single high-resolution, color-approved file eliminates redundant processes, speeds time to market, and ensures the the imagery remains consistant with the directors vision.
?Our DI service is unrivaled in the depth of its technical and creative resources, said Barbara Marshall, Encore Hollywood Managing Director. ?We are utilizing a workflow that spans the post process and makes DI a viable choice for a broad spectrum of film productions. Encore has already begun work on its first DI project, Night Watch 2.
Additionally, Encore Hollywood has expanded its creative te
Most recently at Technicolor, Porter is making his return to Encore. He was previously on staff at the facility from 1989 through 2004. ?Steve is one of the industrys most talented artists, said
In discussing his return to Encore, Porter cited its newly established DI division. ?Encore has created a beautiful environment to do DI work, with state-of-the-art resources and support, he said. ?With its commitment to the highest quality of service, I
Encore is the second Ascent Media company to add feature Digital Intermediate services in the
Encores new services represent a continuation of Ascent Medias approach to DI for features and are targeted to maximize the opportunities available in the DI process while managing to todays tighter budgets. In combining DI with HD digital dailies, the facility brings a new level of efficiency to the process, as color decisions made during the early phases of the production process can be retained and reapplied during later stages of post and distribution.
?Previously, color values set in dailies were, in effect, thrown out, and you simply started over when you completed your DI, explained
Directly linking DI to a full-service visual effects operation is also new. The ability to produce, modify or complete visual effects shots within the DI environment can be a boon to filmmakers, allowing more room for creative experimentation while avoiding costly production delays.
With its own te
Santa Monica, California-based Ascent Media Group, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), which through its Creative Services, Creative Sound Services, Media Management Services and Networks Services groups, provides creative and technical media services to the media and entertainment industries. Through more than 70 facilities in the regions of Southern California, New York, London and Singapore and at locations throughout the world, Ascent Media provides effective solutions for the creation, management and distribution of content to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and other companies that produce, own and/or distribute entertainment, news, sports, corporate, educational, industrial and advertising content.
Ascent Media Groups family of companies includes Company 3, Encore
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