Fremont, CA – November 2, 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Nu Boyana Film Studios has added two DaVinci Resolve Studio color correction suites at a new London facility.
Owned by one of the longest running independent studios in Hollywood, Nu Image, Nu Boyana has serviced hundreds of big budget blockbusters from its headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria. They include “Hellboy,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” “300: The Rise of an Empire” and “The Black Dahlia.”
The first feature to be realized through the new space is an upcoming action comedy, “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” starring Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was lensed by Terry Stacey and graded by colorist Vanessa Taylor.
Paula Crickard, head of post production at Nu Boyana UK says, “Alongside CEO Yariv Lerner, we made the decision to expand into London as many of our projects are filmed here in the UK, and we wanted to be able to service films in a big physical space that allows directors freedom to choose their post production talent.”
She continues: “In building this new facility, we chose to reflect the workflows that have afforded solid and consistent results time and time again at our HQ in Sofia, led by head of post Jivko Chakarov. Running the same system also allows the opportunity to collaborate remotely across the two locations.”
The main grading theater features a DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, Eizo monitor and 4K Christie projector, and is powered by the latest generation Mac Pro hardware. A secondary online grading suite is built to the same specification but features a DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel.
Paula adds: “Our theatre is quite unique, featuring a 24ft cinema screen, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound, with room for 16 socially distant attendees. It’s a big space with a big screen, and we find it helps when working with blockbuster action sequences.”
All grading work feeds into two super fast G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle SSD devices. “This keeps the suites airlocked and provides us with the highest security for our clients’ IP,” explains Paula. “The drives each hold split reels which can only be updated by one machine at a time, meaning the team never has any conflicting project files.
“Investing in DaVinci Resolve was a no brainer,” she concludes. “Great people and great technology are what matters to us as a facility, and we feel that Blackmagic Design has truly been leading the way in the DI space for many years.”
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