Science unit boosts image at Post Logic

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Post Logic Studios has launched an image science division, led by Mitch J. Bogdanowicz and Denis Leconte. The pair said that the goal is to develop consistent color management across every stage of a production, which is a current post industry challenge that they believe will only get more complex over time.

"The problem is just starting," said Bogdanowicz, likening color communication to the Tower of Babel.

"Acquisition formats -- even at 4K -- are not created equal, and there is no guaranteed quality consistency across the board," he said. "Our clients are directors and DPs, they don't have the time to immerse themselves in the highly intricate worlds of color science, data metrics and digital workflow. We are here to navigate those waters for them and give them the security and assurance that they will get exactly the look they are aiming for regardless of how they acquired their film or files."

Post Logic clients will have access to the new division's support on-set or in the facility. In addition to customized processes, the division is developing a metadata system for digitally lensed productions. Leconte said that the metadata tool is being designed to allow the company "to offer asset management and workflow capabilities with at least the same level of convenience as is currently possible with film and keycode-based systems. (It would give clients) an overview of their assets and the ability to access them in a more flexible manner."

Bogdanowicz assumes the title of executive vp imaging science, while Leconte is vp software engineering. Both joined the Post Logic staff in recent weeks.

Last year, Bogdanowicz retired from Kodak after 32 years, a majority of which were spent in the color science engineering laboratory and the motion picture divisions. His work has earned him two Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Sci Tech Awards, and he holds more than 20 U.S. patents in color science and photographic processes. Most recently, he was consulting for Post Logic.

Leconte arrived from Pacific Title and Art Studio, where he had been vp and head of software development since 2002. During his tenure there, he co-developed the Rosetta digital YCM archival process, leading to a Sci Tech Award.
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