Post Logic Studios, a leading bi-coastal post-production and digital intermediate service facility, completed post and DI services for three indie productions at this year Tribeca Film Festival: Take, The Education of Charlie Banks and Watching the Detectives. The features will premiere at Tribeca as part of the festival Discovery section, which highlights the work of up-and-coming narrative and documentary directors.
Take, written and directed by Charles Oliver, depicts two strangers?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üa struggling mother (Minnie Driver) and a gambling addict (Jeremy Renner)?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üas they converge in unspeakable tragedy. Years later, they must come to terms with themselves and one another. The film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27.
‘Visually, this was a very difficult project. The greatest challenge was creating four distinct worlds?‚àö√ë‚àö√ÜI wanted to have a different visual language for each of them, yet make them feel connected on a visceral level,’ said Charles Oliver, writer and director of Take. ‘We had a very tight timeframe?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üless than half the time of most DIs?‚àö√ë‚àö√Übut Post Logic gave us exactly what we were looking for. I’sve seen other digital intermediates where what you see in the room is not what you get on the print, so we were ecstatic the first time we saw the film out. We’sre delighted with the results.’
The feature was scanned on a Spirit 4K at a 2K resolution, and color corrected on a Baselight platform. Colorist Doug Delaney, using a silver retention photochemical process look as a starting point, developed four separate looks for the film?‚àö√ë‚àö√Ütwo for each of the lead characters?‚àö√ë‚àö√Üto help viewers distinguish them from one another, and to differentiate past from present.
‘Take has a very non-linear structure, switching back and forth between past and present during the film, which made it crucial for the production team to be able to create various looks to help viewers follow the storyline,’ commented Delaney. ‘At the same time, we had to make sure the visuals were compatible. We wanted the audience to know where they were in the story within the first few frames of a scene, but still maintain the narrative flow and context.’
The Education of Charlie Banks, the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst, is a potent coming-of-age drama about confronting one’s fears. The filmmakers tapped into Post Logic end-to-end post services for the project, and also rented production office space available on-site to Post Logic clients. Post Logic is completing the DI for the film; film titles, visual effects, final conform and editing were also completed at the facility. The film will celebrate its world premiere with a red carpet gala at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Watching the Detectives, starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu, follows a film noir buff (Murphy) whose world is turned upside down when a real-life femme fatale (Liu) provides far more adventure than he ever experienced. Post Logic is completing a DI for the film, and select VFX shots are also being completed at the facility. The film premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on May 1.
Additionally, Post Logic New York editorial and digital image specialist Anthony Matt co-produced and shot The Polymath, or the Life and Opinions of Samuel R. Delany, Gentleman, also premiering at this year festival. All finishing for the film was completed at Post Logic NY, including final editorial conform, color correction and layback.
This year projects continue to build on Post Logic ongoing participation in the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2006, Post Logic NY provided post services for When I Came Home, which garnered the Best Documentary award at the festival, and performed the film transfers and final color correction for Choking Man, a contender in the International Narrative competition which went on to win one of that year IFP/MOMA Gotham awards.
‘We’sre very proud to participate in filmmaker projects at this year Tribeca Film Festival,’ says Larry Birstock, CEO, Post Logic Studios. ‘Post Logic has a long legacy of working with top talent, combining expert storytelling with quality filmmaking, and it gratifying to be able to service premier projects this way.’
Post Logic offers filmmakers a full 2K and 4K Digital Intermediate and color timing workflow. The facility proprietary color management system ensures that color fidelity remains consistent and accurate from scan to film out. Expert color grading capabilities guarantee unmatched creative flexibility regardless of the look of the original film or files.
About Post Logic Studios
With technologically advanced facilities in Los Angeles and New York, Post Logic Studios has distinguished itself as a leader in digital intermediate and feature film restoration, and continues to expand into new and emerging arenas within the post-production realm. The company provides unmatched digital intermediate, digital mastering, editorial assembly, restoration, visual effects and audio postproduction services to feature film and television clients from its flagship Hollywood facility and Manhattan-based satellite, Post Logic Studios N.Y. Encompassing a team of the feature film and television community most talented digital artists and a 1,500-square-foot digital cinema-enabled theater, Post Logic Studios continues to lead and innovate.