Film post facilities


Ascent Media Group
1661 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: Jackie Lee
For the record: Ascent Media Group may be the industry's biggest postproduction conglomerate, with more than 40 facilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Given its size, Ascent Media facilities offers such specialties as calibrated display systems for playback of dailies in remote locations and a globally integrated network for efficient tapeless workflows.

2308 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Contact: Angus Wall
For the record: The founders of Santa Monica-based editorial company Rock Paper Scissors and VFX boutique a52 created Datalab as an efficient way to handle a data-based production and post workflow. Co-founder Angus Wall was able to use his work on David Fincher's "Zodiac" (2007) to establish the datalab system -- which is now patent-pending -- within a real-world environment.

2801 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
Contact: Rand Gladden
For the record: Full-service postproduction facility FotoKem now also provides data-camera services for data postproduction solutions as well as 3-D solutions. Its dedicated data post department offers Red camera solutions for end-to-end data, or traditional tape workflows for both TV and theatrical projects. In addition to an integrated large-format film laboratory and 3-D digital intermediates for digital distribution, FotoKem provides global secured electronic delivery services for full-resolution HD and high-resolution 2K and 4K media.

3575 Cahuenga Blvd. West, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Contact: Jim Hardy
For the record: Formed out of the union of four companies, Illuminate recently created its own image scanning/image restoration technology in an R&D effort led by Academy Award-winning chief technology officer/senior scientist Les Dittert. The new process includes the iLS Illuminate Light Scanner, capable of capturing detail from dense film elements in film formats from 16mm through 70mm; and iLP Illuminate Light Process, which dramatically improves shadow and highlight detail as well as image stabilization and registration.

LaserPacific Media Corp.
809 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Contact: Leon Silverman
For the record: The Hollywood-based subsidiary of the Eastman Kodak company, LaserPacific Media Corp. introduced the proprietary accurateIMAGE (aIM) system for use on set. The system calibrates, connects and integrates all devices used for displaying images in various digital formats, and also applies any color decisions or changes to subsequent steps in the workflow. Also recently announced, Larson Studios will operate a sound facility on the LaserPacific premises, for LaserPacific and other customers.

Orbit Digital
100 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Contact: Pete Conlin
For the record: Orbit Digital, a satellite company of New York post facility PostWorks, offers a range of "mobile lab" solutions (including mobile Avid edit systems, mobile dailies, color correction, previews and projection screening rooms) that all aid in the DI finishing process. Orbit Digital recently opened a customizable new editorial space located in West Los Angeles, next to PostWorks Los Angeles. Orbit Digital also has an office in Hollywood, as well as New York locations in Midtown and SoHo.

Post Logic Studios
1800 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Contact: Tracey Grimes
For the record: A Prime Focus Group company, Post Logic Studios is integrated with an international network of 15 premier postproduction and visual effects facilities across the U.S., Canada, England and India, which allows the Hollywood-based company to leverage tax breaks and economies of scale. Post Logic also has a deep commitment to R&D, with two Academy Award-winning engineers who design custom-tailored workflows.

Technicolor Creative Services
2233 N. Ontario St.
Burbank, CA 91504
Contact: Brian Gaffney
For the record: Technicolor shaves time off schedules and budgets with Cinevator, its digital film recorder that operates in real time, producing multiple negatives. That takes time out of the answer print process, providing filmmakers with more wiggle room on the front end.