Sci-Tech Academy Award-Winning Engineers Dr. Mitch J. Bogdanowicz and Denis Leconte Hired to Drive New Effort
Post Logic Studios today announced the launch of its Image Science Division and has hired renowned film and post-production engineers Dr. Mitch J. Bogdanowicz and Denis Leconte to spearhead development for the new division. The core mission of the Post Logic Image Science Division is to offer clients the assurance of consistent color management across every stage of a production, regardless of acquisition format or output medium.
“It is essential to have brilliant minds behind the curtain, focusing on workflow at every stage of a production from acquisition through to DI, distribution and archiving,” said Larry Birstock, CEO, Post Logic Studios. “We‘re thrilled to have two preeminent engineers in the field on board driving our ongoing efforts to offer the most advanced digital workflow solutions.”
With an end-to-end digital post pipeline, the Post Logic Image Science Division offers the expertise to provide clients with whatever looks their projects demand. Post Logic clients will have access to the Image Science Division on-set or in the facility from the inception of a film project, with the capability of experimenting with anything from custom emulations to bleach bypass to varying saturation levels from the get go. Rather than focusing on standardized processes, Post Logic is choosing to invest in talent that possesses a deep knowledge of color science and can customize pipelines, LUTs, software enhancements and more, all tailored to each client‘s individual needs.
“Mitch has an unmatched film science and mathematical background and a solid understanding of the cinematographer‘s challenges with color continuity. Denis brings an incredible breadth of software development and production problem solving for film post workflows; together they make an incredibly strong team and will provide an invaluable service to all of Post Logic‘s clients,” said Merle Sharp, CTO, Post Logic Studios.
Dr. Mitch Bogdanowicz joins Post Logic Studios as Executive VP of Imaging Science. He recently retired from Kodak after 32 years with the company, a majority of which were spent in the Color Science Engineering Laboratory and the Motion Picture divisions. He is renowned for his work in color science modeling, systems modeling, photographic simulation, color perception and basic photographic system problem solving. His work has earned him two Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Dr. Bogdanowicz also created systems for 3D LUT genesis and applications for post production, along with designing the Kodak Look Management System (KLMS) for pre-visualization in a motion picture system and the heart of the Kodak Display Manager. He holds over 20 US patents in color science and photographic processes and, in addition to being a SMPTE Fellow, serves as an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
“Acquisition formats–even at 4K–are not created equal and there is no guaranteed quality consistency across the board. Our clients are directors and DPs, they don‘t have the time to immerse themselves in the highly intricate worlds of color science, data metrics and digital workflow. We are here to navigate those waters for them and give them the security and assurance that they will get exactly the look they are aiming for regardless of how they acquired their film or files,” explained Bogdanowicz. “We‘ll even work with clients to make recommendations on the best acquisition format and camera to suit the desired look of their project and maximize creative latitude in post.”
As the new Vice President of Software Engineering, Denis Leconte will develop custom solutions tailored to the needs of Post Logic‘s digital intermediate clients. He joins Post Logic Studios from Hollywood‘s Pacific Title and Art Studio where he served as Vice President and Head of Software Development since 2002. During his tenure with Pacific Title, Denis co-developed the Rosetta digital YCM archival process, leading to a Science & Technology Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He also designed several custom workflow processes at Pacific Title for Digital Camera Acquisition, DI, Restoration and Color Management. Prior to joining Pacific Title, Leconte worked with The Walt Disney Company and JPL. He is a contributor to the ASC Technology Committee and the Advanced Imaging Systems and Digital Intermediate subcommittees and is also a member of SMPTE.
“In addition to developing project-specific solutions, we‘ll be working on developing a metadata solution for digitally acquired projects allowing us to offer asset management and workflow capabilities with at least the same level of convenience as is currently possible with film and keycode-based systems,” said Leconte. “As part of this division, my aim is to solve not only immediate client problems, but also to develop more extensible software solutions as part of our arsenal to modify, mix and match as projects evolve.”
At launch time, the Image Science Division is working with Dalsa Digital Cinema to transfer test footage from the Origin 4K camera to film as part of their efforts to optimize Post Logic‘s 4K post pipeline.
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‘s most talented digital artists and a 1,500-square-foot digital cinema-enabled theater, Post Logic Studios continues to lead and innovate. For more information, please visit www.postlogic.com or call 323-461-7887.
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