Rainmaker Chooses cineSpace to Cover Colour Calibration

Rising Sun Research, a specialist developer of solutions for improving digital visual workflows, announced today that Rainmaker Entertainment Inc. has chosen cineSpace for colour calibration at its Vancouver facilities. The cineSpace colour management suite will be used across workstations and digital screening rooms throughout Rainmaker Visual Effects and Rainmaker Animation for monitor matching and digital film previews.

cineSpace delivers precise calibration across a wide range of systems and applications, providing accurate matching to broadcast standards and print film output. It combines plugin and LUT support for a host of industry tools with powerful standalone tools, making it simple to achieve display consistency within all types of colour pipelines. This made cineSpace the perfect choice for a workflow involving multiple platforms, applications and display types.

“Rainmaker Entertainment faces many challenges with regards to color management,” stated Brian Chacon, Head of Production Technology. “As a company, we offer both a Visual Effects division and an Animation division, each with their own specific needs pertaining to color.’

Rainmaker chose cineSpace after a comprehensive evaluation that included comparisons between projected film and calibrated displays. ‘Within our Visual Effects division, we must deal with the ongoing process of Linear to Log conversion. In our Animation division, the struggle is maintaining consistency from desktop CRT to professional broadcast monitors via PAL and/or NTSC,’ Chacon noted. ‘Soon, Rainmaker Animation will begin production on Escape from Planet Earth, an animated theatrical feature from the Weinstein Company. Taking all of these requirements into consideration at our Vancouver facilities, we were confident in choosing cineSpace.”

cineSpace 2.5 is available immediately from Rising Sun Research and authorised resellers worldwide, and runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and IRIX platforms. For more information visit http://cinespace.risingsunresearch.com.

About Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.
Rainmaker, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, is an award-winning visual effects, 3D animation and post-production company with a 28 year history of technical excellence and outstanding service in feature films, television, games and commercials. From its origins in the pioneering west coast post house Gastown Productions, Rainmaker has grown into one of North America pre-eminent post-production service providers. Rainmaker, the largest visual effects and animation company in Canada, has three divisions ?Äî Rainmaker Animation, Rainmaker Visual Effects and Rainmaker Post. Rainmaker also operates a facility in London ?Äî Rainmaker Animation & Visual Effects UK Ltd. (Rainmaker UK) ?Äî which offers cutting edge visual effects and 3D animation in that market. Rainmaker Animation, with the inclusion of recently acquired Mainframe Entertainment, creates 3D animation for the feature film market and is the industry leader in CG animation for television and direct-to-DVD family entertainment.

Rainmaker Visual Effects creates state-of-the-art CG effects for the high-end feature film, television, commercial and game markets. Rainmaker Post provides a wide array of post-production services ranging from traditional film lab processes to the very latest in digitalimage processing including HD. Rainmaker also maintains an office in Los Angeles. California. For more information, visit www.rainmaker.com

About Rising Sun Research
Rising Sun Research (RSR) is a specialist developer of solutions for improving digital visual workflows, with clients including some of the biggest (and smallest) post production houses, visual effects companies, digital film labs, educational institutions and film productions in the world. The company was founded in 1999 as a technology spin-off from the visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures and is now an independent, privately held company headquartered in Adelaide, Australia. For more information visit http://www.risingsunresearch.com.
About cineSpace

cineSpace is colour management for film, solving the dual problems of ensuring that all displays match one another and accurately displaying the final film look, whether it be a specific film stock or video standard like HD. With plugins for Shake, Fusion, Nuke and Film Master, and 3D LUT support for products from IRIDAS, Assimilate, Autodesk, Apple and many others, cineSpace has become the de facto standard for monitor calibration in post facilities around the world.

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