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‘The Kings of Summer’ Comes of Age with Resolve

For the independent feature The Kings of Summer, Blacklist Digital collaborated with director Jordan Vogt Roberts, creating data workflows and handling data storage and on-set transcoding, as well as ensuring the resulting footage delivered the director’s vision.

“From the beginning, we were ingesting footage, color testing and creating dailies with [Blackmagic Design DaVinci] Resolve,” explains Tims Johnson, owner of Blacklist Digital. “We had footage from two different cameras mixed, so the ingest was transcoded to Avid DNxHD 36 footage, which was later reconnected back to raw. Resolve is very good at supporting multiple file formats and allows us to pretty much link anything we want.”

Once in post, Blacklist Digital head colorist Narbeh Tatoussian was tasked with creating a picturesque and vintage look for the film.