The Baselight v5, used at Nebras Films, offers new features that help to streamline workflows both within the colour grading suite and in collaboration with editing and VFX.
Following the lifting of a 35-year ban on cinema in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nebras Films has established the first full facility production and post service, based in Riyadh.
As part of a complete offering, the post house includes a Baselight TWO grading suite with the latest v5 software, equipped with a Blackboard 2 control panel from FilmLight.
Commenting on the new facility, Cian Patrick McLysaght, Post Production Supervisor of Nebras Films, said: There is an atmosphere of great excitement here where a new business like Nebras Films can flourish, not just by creating films with Arabic stories and local content, but also in partnership with international collaborators to create films with a global appeal.
We are the one-stop-shop for production and post-production in Saudi Arabia.
Nebras Films promises to offer everything needed to create quality content, from ARRI Alexa cameras and motion capture camera rigs to a networked post-production facility, for seamless workflows from editorial through VFX to finishing on Baselight.
The post-production centre is linked throughout using ContentAgent, which allows sharing of workflows between suites. This allows editors to work at lower resolutions, and the finishing artist in Baselight to pick up the cut and the VFX and conform the project in 4K/HDR.
The complete infrastructure has been built with HDR in mind from the start. Given the harsh light in the desert, the ability to build latitude into a shot and create and refine looks in Baselight without losing detail is an important benefit.
Unlike Europe and the US where the media industry has existed for decades, post-production processes which were once cumbersome, the industry here leap-frogged all that evolution and allowed us to create a completely tapeless, non-linear world, McLysaght said.
That reinforces an expectation of immediacy which is pervasive in the industry here that things should happen instantly.
Baselight plays into this demand, he added.
Baselight is the right system where speed is a prerequisite, and clients can see the processes taking place via an approachable UI. Baselight was integrated into our workflow from day one.
The latest release of Baselight v5, used at Nebras Films, offers new features that help to streamline the workflows both within the colour grading suite and in collaboration with editing and VFX.
Baselights HDR functionality is aimed at developing looks within the extended range and colour gamut, which can then be retained across the multitude of delivery formats.
The post-production installation was implemented by Jigsaw 24, one of Londons resellers to the creative industry.