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Karma Bank Adds Digital Intermediates To Product Offerings

Adding feature-film length posting to its product offerings (September 14, 2005)

Post Production and visual effects house Karma Bank is adding feature-film length posting to its product offerings. With its second full-length film project, Penny Dreadful, Karma Bank is packaging visual effects, color-correction, and creative theatrical trailers for filmmakers.

Having established itself as a powerhouse in the visual effects arena for trailers, Karma Bank segued into digital intermediates for full-length film work with Flyboys. Its newest film project, Penny Dreadful starring Rachel Miner and Mimi Rogers is produced and directed by Richard Brandes, and financed and executive produced by Anita Sgarro under their shingle Brandes Films International Inc. Penny Dreadful features over 100 visual effects. With Penny Dreadful, Karma Bank has created a unique package of full-length film, main title sequence, and creative trailer complete with visual effects, compositing, 3D work, featuring Greg Creasers expertise in color-correction.

Karma Bank is a full-service Post Production house. Karma Bank uses an Autodesk suite of tools. This Discreet workflow includes Discreet Smoke 7.0, Discreet Lustre, Autodesk Combustion, and Autodesk 3DS Max. Karma Bank used Smoke for conform of Penny Dreadful and Lustre for grading. They utilized Autodesks new soft importing and exporting features to keep all of the material linked. In-house tracking software custom designed by Chris Woods keeps track of all material throughout the facility. This combination resulted in a faster turnaround on the project.

Preston Kuntz, Karma Bank founder and principal, says of the new digital intermediate work, ?From our established roots of doing trailers for the indie market, the step up to posting entire features was a natural progression. We can provide an entire film package complete with color-correction, titles, and trailer, featuring our strength in visual effects. We can be an all in one solution and offer the highest quality with an emphasis on being creative. "

About Karma Bank
Karma Bank was founded by Preston Kuntz in 2002 as a specialized trailer finishing, visual effects, and postproduction house for independent films. Karma Bank and its principals have delivered trailers for such films as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Memento, Bend It Like Beckham, Sideways, Monster, Whale Rider, and Napoleon Dynamite. Kuntz has been in the postproduction industry for eight years, having spent some of his time at Hammer Films as its Director of Postproduction. Karma Banks film division is championed by Producer Chris Woods, whose credits include the visual effects for Super Mario Brothers and the Disney film Dinosaur. Karma Bank is dedicated to providing the independent film industry the highest quality color-correction, visual effects and supervision in a personal, creative environment.

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