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FilmLight Hits Latin America

Ollin Studio brings in Northlight and Baselight Four (May 24, 2005)

FilmLight Ltd., pioneers of digital film technology, announced today that Mexico City-based post production and visual effects facility, Ollin Studio, has purchased the first FilmLight systems in Latin America a Northlight film scanner and Baselight Four real-time colour grading system, including Truelight colour management. Ollin Studio invested in the new equipment to address increasing local client demand for digital intermediate services, and to offer more competitive visual effects services to the worldwide feature film market.

One of Latin Americas premiere facilities, Ollin Studio provides visual effects and digital intermediate services for leading feature films and TV commercials throughout Mexico and South America. Recent projects include digital intermediate work on the Robert Rodriguez-produced ?Curandero, a feature film opening this summer across South America, and ?Al Otro Lado, the first 2K feature film in Latin America. The installation of FilmLight equipment will form a cutting edge end-to-end digital intermediate infrastructure, enabling pin-registered film scanning, real-time colour grading at 2K and 4K finishing capability, and comprehensive colour calibration to the final film print. The first project that the studio will take through the new infrastructure will be ?Kilometro Treinta y Uno, a visual effects-geared horror film that releases in the U.S. and Latin America at the end of 2005.

Ollin Studio CEO, Alejandro Diego, noted, ?Mexico has seen a definite upswing in cinema production over the last few years. To address that growth, and to compete effectively in the worldwide feature film market, we need to have the right DI infrastructure. We looked at every system available, and chose FilmLight for several reasons. First, we like that the integration across their products gives us a complete pipeline. Second, theyve been at this for a long time and really know what theyre doing. We feel were in good hands. Third, we get a lot of support and interest from them, and their customers report that they continue to be involved. That ongoing relationship is critical to us.

FilmLight commercial director, Peter Stothart, said, ?FilmLight has developed our product line to address workflows from SD to 4K. Ollins commercial and feature work will take advantage of the full digital intermediate pipeline as well as extend their post-production capabilities to clients in Latin America and, increasingly, worldwide.

Ollin Studio is working with AM TecnologiaSA de CV (AMTEC), FilmLights authorized reseller in Latin America.

About FilmLight Ltd
FilmLight was established to develop an integrated digital film mastering process by providing the worlds highest quality digital film scanning, grading and colour management techniques. The FilmLight team has been pioneering digital film techniques for nearly 20 years enabling it to offer unsurpassed industry knowledge. The companys clients for its pioneering Northlight, Baselight and Truelight digital film technology include Cinesite, ILM, Éclair, Rhythm & Hues, Pacific Title, FotoKem, Framestore CFC, Matchframe and the Moving Picture Company. FilmLight has offices in London, Los Angeles and New Zealand.

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