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POST LOGIC STUDIOS COMPLETES DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE (DI) FOR DIMENSION FILMS’ “HALLOWEEN”

Film project taps Post Logic Studios for dailies, 2D effects, DI, film and digital deliverables along with space rental for film‘s editorial and post production teams

Post Logic Studios, a leading independent post-production and digital intermediate (DI) service facility, recently wrapped a slate of post and DI services for Dimension Films‘

Halloween

. Writer and director Rob Zombie and the post production team completed film dailies, editing, 2D effects and DI for the film all under one roof, at Post Logic.

Halloween

was released in theaters last Friday, August 31st and smashed the all-time Labor Day weekend box office record bringing in $30 million over the 4-day holiday weekend.

Halloween

is a Dimension Films presentation being distributed in theaters nationwide by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM).

Post Logic colorist Lou Levinson worked closely with Zombie on the look creation and final color correction of the film. “This was a really great project. Rob had very specific ideas about how he wanted the film to look, and made decisions quickly. He also understood the process, and the inherent limitations of the DI process, yet was still open to creative collaboration and enhancements throughout the project cycle,” explained Levinson.

This project marked Levinson‘s second collaboration with Rob Zombie. Levinson also completed the DI on

Werewolf Women of the SS

, Zombie‘s faux movie trailer that screened in the middle of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez-directed

Grindhouse

double feature.

Halloween

is the third film from acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie and sheds new light on the 1978 Michael Myers horror saga. While remaining faithful to the original storyline, Rob Zombie‘s

Halloween

goes back in time to explore the origins of Michael Myers‘ evil ways.

When the project first came to Post Logic Studios, Levinson conducted several tests to achieve different looks for the film. Those tests involved extensive explorations into digital grain addition, and other color and lighting modifications to give the film an authentic 1970‘s feel. Throughout the feature‘s six-week shoot, Post Logic Studios completed film dailies and also rented office space to the film‘s post production team and editors. Post Logic‘s Inferno and Flame artists also contributed 2D effects and cleanup, although the effects in Halloween were almost entirely captured in-camera.

“Having the cutting room in the same facility as the DI was a great way to work when dealing with the demands and constraints of a hard and fast release date,” said Patrick Esposito, Associate Producer,

Halloween

.

The digital color grading for

Halloween

involved capturing a 1970s film esthetic by pushing the overall look with desaturation, yellow and brown tones mimicking both film stocks and production designs of that era. Other looks involved day and night exteriors which evolved with stronger blues and greens, and night interiors that were enhanced with neutral and incandescent lighting. After reviewing the XYZ deliverable for DCI, some last-minute changes were made to the film and to the color passes in sessions reviewed by Zombie himself, which Post Logic was able to make at the last minute to accommodate the project‘s accelerated schedule.

The film was shot on Super 35, 3 perf and was color graded on a FilmLight BaseLight system. 2D effects and cleanup work were completed on Autodesk Inferno and conform was done on Autodesk Smoke.

About Halloween

From acclaimed musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie (“The Devil’s Rejects,” “House of 1000 Corpses”) comes an entirely new take on the highly successful and terrifying Halloween legacy that began in 1978. While revealing a new chapter in the established Michael Myers saga, the film will surprise both classic and modern horror fans with a departure from prior films in the Halloween franchise. Audiences should brace themselves for unprecedented fear as Zombie turns back time to uncover the making of a pathologically disturbed, even cursed child, named Michael Myers. For more information go to:

www.Halloween-themovie.com

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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