FILMLOOK Sees the Light and Gets the Picture

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We are delighted to share the news that we have purchased a Baselight colour grading system from Filmlight.  In a move to significantly improve and expand its services, the new system, which includes Filmlight’s revolutionary Blackboard 2 control surface, allows FILMLOOK, for the first time, to provide you with color grading services in a file-based workflow.  It also allows us to inititate a new service: DCP mastering for feature films.

Filmlight develops film scanning, color grading and color management systems that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance.  The company’s products are in use every day by leading studios, labs, and post-production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines.  Fueled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, Filmlight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution.  Founded in 2001, Filmlight is headquartered in London, where its research, design, and manufacturing operations are centered.  For more information, visit

“Baselight allows us to remain competitive in a market where our clients are increasingly relying on file-based media to complete their projects,” said FILMLOOK CEO Robert Faber.  ”It also enables us to move into feature film mastering, a new market for us and one with great potential.”
Faber added that Baselight provides a path for future growth.  ”The system is upgradeable, allowing us to do 4K and beyond as our needs and customer demands grow,” he said.

Baselight seamlessly integrates with FILMLOOK’s editorial operations, observed FILMLOOK Senior Engineer and Colorist Allen Kelly.  It also provides more efficient means of fulfilling today’s complex deliverable requirements.  ”It gives us the speed and flexibility to work in multiple file formats,” Kelly said.

According to Anna Cordova, FILMLOOK Vice President, “We look forward to setting up demonstrations of the new Filmlight Baselight color grading system.  We are hoping that you come by soon and check it out.” 

As you know, FILMLOOK provides a full slate of post production services, including color grading, online and offline editorial, duplication, Blu-ray and DVD mastering, closed-captioning, and quality control.  Through an alliance with Sammy Sound, we also offer complete audio services.

FILMLOOK Gets the Picture

In addition to the Filmlight color grading system, FILMLOOK has also purchased Dolby’s professional reference monitor, the PRM-4200.  Dolby’s reputation for audio excellence and precision now extends into high end broadcast video and digital cinema environments.

FILMLOOK’S PRM-4200 accurately and consistently displays DCI P3, HD, and 2K content by reproducing the full gamut of film as well as the full dynamic range of the latest digital cameras, thus making critical DI color grading for digital cinema delivery possible.  Filling in the gap left by the CRT, the PRM-4200 can also emulate virtually any other display and supports 3D LUTs and multiple frame rates up to 60fps.  Both the Filmlight Baselight ONE and Dolby’s PRM-4200 include support for the AMPAS® ACES workflow.

In making the announcement, Anna Cordova, Vice President, FILMLOOK, added, “We are especially excited to announce FILMLOOK’s latest acquisitions, as we intend to move forward in providing our clients with the latest and most accurate tools to enhance their broadcast and digital cinema projects.”

To fully appreciate this technology at work, you are welcome to arrange a visit to our grading suite where we will be happy to provide a private demonstration.  To arrange a viewing, or to book in a project, just contact us at 818-845-9200.




FILMLOOK Media and Post, in collaboration with its production arm C2 Entertainment, have announced its first animated series, Captain Daddy, featuring the voices of Ed Asner (“Up”) and Fred Willard (“Wall-E”).  Captain Daddy is an irreverent half-hour animated sitcom about an American family living in a World War II submarine.  Captain Daddy believes his family is perfect and normal, even though they swim to work, have a mermaid as a pet, live with the ghost of a German captain, and launch their kids out the torpedo tube for school.

According to Executive Producer Anna Cordova, Captain Daddy takes the family sitcom to a new level.  ”We have combined Ed Asner, certainly a member of the sitcom hall of fame, with an almost sci-fi, fantasy setup.  It’s like Spongebob doing a guest spot on ‘X-files’ with a lot of irreverent humor.  There are so many outlets for this type of programming out there these days.  We are convinced Captain Daddy will be a fun-filled alternative for many fans of sitcoms and animation.”

Stay tuned for more news about Captain Daddy.

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