Technicolor launched TechStream, a new app that enables remote viewing of color and VFX sessions The launch of the app has been expedited due to the ongoing pandemic crisis.
One of the first projects it has been used on is Run, the new series from Vicky Young and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The app was used by HBO’s production team and Technicolor London’s senior colorist Dan Coles to securely finish the series.
Coles worked closely with cinematographer Matthew Clark and the HBO production team for the project, which was shot on Panavision’s Millennium DXL2 from Toronto and Chicago shooting locations.
“We started our discussions over the phone where we considered the look, aesthetic and approach that Matt wanted to take in filming,” says Coles. “He also sent through mood boards and references for me to look at and for us to discuss. As a result, before I even saw a frame from production, I had a good idea of the kind of look we were after.”
“TechStream has proven to be an incredibly useful tool for remote working,” adds Layla Blackman, HBO’s co-producer for Run. “It enabled us to continue picture post from home and helped us to get our show finished despite the lock-down. Playback quality is good and it’s the next best thing to being in the suite with the artists.”