Technicolor opens Bangkok unit

Mike Balabuch to manage new digital imaging department

Technicolor launched its new digital imaging department in Bangkok on Thursday. The new department, which will provide digital intermediate, HD mastering and restoration services, will complement Technicolor's digital sound and traditional laboratory services in Bangkok.

U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Eric G. John; Dr. Atchaka Brimble, secretary general of the Thailand Board of Investment representing the Thai Prime Minister's Office; and Paul Stambaugh, managing director of Technicolor's Bangkok facility, cut the ribbon symbolically launching the department.

"With the launch of the new Digital Imaging department, we can more effectively serve a short- or longform project from front-to-back under one roof -- from the drop at the lab and the digital dailies, film scanning for the online conform and theater color grading to film record, answer and release printing," Stambaugh said.

Mike Balabuch has joined the team as the manager of the new digital imaging department. Previously, Balabuch was based in New York and has worked on many digital intermediate projects, including "The Devil Wears Prada" and "A Prairie Home Companion."

Also joining the digital imaging team in Bangkok as a colorist is Steve Calalang, who has worked on such films as "Syriana," "Freedomland," "Hitch," "The Forgotten" and "The Visiting."

With its new digital imaging department, Technicolor will deliver digital intermediate services to Asia along with a comprehensive range of options for post-production, regardless of the original medium capture -- whether film, video or data.