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Solventdreams Adds 2k Workflows, Partners with Cranium

(December 12, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-12-12--

(LOS ANGELES, CaliforniaDecember 10, 2008) Innovative creative post-production boutique 

Solventdreams, Ltd, announces in-house 2k scanning for film and television workflows through a 

strategic partnership with Cranium Filmworks.    

 

The new service gives producers a cost effective in-house 2k digital intermediate with VFX 

integration for the price of HDCAM-SR digital intermediates. Solventdreams Producer Flo 

Speakman: "We are very pleased to offer the superior resolution, quality and flexibility of 2k for all 

projects. Producers now can have sharp, wide-latitude 2k scans for their DI for the rate on par 

with HD telecine.  Filmmakers retain all the control of a digital finish while reaping wider benefits 

from the unmistakable look and quality of film.  

 

Solventdreams Managing Director David Davidson;  "It's not unusual to see distributors and 

studios pick up film-originated projects, and the festival acquisition numbers show that filmmakers 

gain an intangible advantage lensing film.  We believe audiences will always crave the sensuous 

depth and indescribable narrative authenticity that film affords." 

 

At the helm of the 2k scan is veteran colorist Matt McFarland from Cranium Filmworks, with past 

experience as DP, scan manager and colorist for Riot Pictures / Ascent Media.  McFarland has 

sheparded several film-originated 2k digital intermediates to all lab processes. For film recording 

and prints, Solventdreams and Cranium maintain strategic partnerships with renowned 

laboratories such as Efilm/Deluxe, Alpha Cine, and Ascent's Cinetech.   

 

To accommodate the new resolutions, Solventdreams recently outfitted it's two theaters with 

matching DLP projectors that support both TV and film standards.  Reputable post firms such as 

Efilm, Fotokem, Technicolor, NBC, and ABC employ the same high resolution units.   

 

 

About Solventdreams 

Solventdreams is a boutique post-production facility that specializes in digital intermediates, 

editorial, post management, visual effects, and integrated HD editing for broadcast and film 

clients. The company has contributed these core post services to over 60 features including X- 

MEN 3, THE FOUNTAIN, LIONS FOR LAMBS, AMERICAN SHOPPER, EM, DISASTER!, and 

SMILEY FACE. 

 

About Cranium Filmworks 

Cranium Filmworks is an independent digital intermediate company specializing in 2k film 

workflows.  CFW's recent credits include the film installation, ASHES AND SNOW, Oliver Stone's 

LOOKING FOR FIDEL, WHO'S YOUR MONKEY, and HATCHET. 



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