Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, has completed a digital intermediate (DI) and multiple post services for the award-winning independent feature film â€œLymelife.â€? The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8, 2008, and garnered the International Critics Award for best feature film (FIPRESCI Prize).
Directed and co-written by Derick Martini, â€œLymelifeâ€? stars Alec Baldwin, Kieran Culkin, Rory Culkin, Jill Hennessy, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon and Emma Roberts. The film, set in the late 1970s, offers a unique take on the dangers of the American dream. Post Logic Studios handled scanning, recording, DI and film-out for the feature, with colorist Corinne Bogdanowicz working closely with the production team to ensure director Derick Martini and cinematographer Frank Godwinâ€™s vision for the project.
â€œSince itâ€™s a 1970s period piece, we wanted a very specific look for the film,â€? said â€œLymelifeâ€? director Derick Martini. â€œWe wanted to go against the clichÃ© of making it all warm and yellow and instead gave it a more de-saturated look. Because the story is structured in a certain way, we needed the first act to be warmer, the second act to be much cooler, and the third act to go back to the warmer feeling again. Corinne was able to accomplish exactly what we needed in a very seamless way. She is very focused, very easy to work with, and Iâ€™m looking forward to working with her again on my next movie. After my experience with Post Logic, I wouldnâ€™t go anywhere else.â€?
Shot on a Panavision with 35mm anamorphic lenses, â€œLymelifeâ€? was scanned at a 4K resolution on a Northlight scanner, and recorded using an Arri recorder. Using proprietary software developed at Post Logic Studios, the 4K scans were rendered down to 2K, which allowed for sharper, cleaner 2K imagery.
â€œThe film was beautifully shot, and once we saw the material we knew we had to preserve as much of that data as possible,â€? commented Bogdanowicz, who performed color correction for the feature on a Baselight. â€œThe thing we concentrated on the most was creating a de-saturated look for the film that was in keeping with the time period, yet also lent it a somewhat timeless feel.â€?
Post Logic worked closely with the â€œLymelifeâ€? production team to ensure that the film would be ready in time for its premiere at the Toronto film Festival.
â€œIt was important to know that the material would be delivered at the highest possible quality,â€? said Jon Cornick, the filmâ€™s producer. â€œPost Logic was great from start to finish. I would come back anytime because they make it so easy. They really helped us figure out how make everything work within the parameters of our timetable and budget. The work is handled very professionally and everyone is just amazingâ€”so attentive and respectful. Even with our very tight deadlines the work seemed almost effortless, even though you know thereâ€™s a lot of hard work happening behind the scenes. As a client, you never felt it.â€?
About Post Logic Studios
A leader in digital intermediate and feature film restoration, Post Logic Studios is a part of the Prime Focus Group family, an integrated global network of visual effects and post-production companies servicing clientele around the world with technologically advanced facilities in Hollywood, New York, London and India. With access to hundreds of talented visual effects and 3D artists from within Prime Focus Group, Post Logic has continued to expand into new and emerging arenas within the post-production realm, providing unmatched digital intermediate, digital mastering, editorial assembly, restoration, visual effects and audio post production services to feature film and television clients from its flagship Hollywood facility and Manhattan-based satellite, Post Logic Studios N.Y. For more information, please visit
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