September 20, 2010

Box opens, adds FilmLight gear

NEW YORK - Box, the photographic studio founded by fashion photo retoucher Pascal Dangin, has purchased a FilmLight Northlight 2 film scanner and a Baselight Eight color grading system for Box Motion, its newly-launched film services division. Box Motion will handle post for both commercial project and feature films.

The new FilmLight systems have already been put to work, scanning and color grading commercial campaigns for Levi’s and Prada. And Dangin used the Baselight Eight to perform color grading and digital retouching for Restless, a new film from director Gus Van Sant, scheduled for release in 2011. The project represents Dangin’s first grade for a feature film.

“I studied the technology and felt very comfortable with FilmLight for several reasons,” Dangin explains of his purchase. “Their people are passionate about what they do and have made a very precise and concerted effort to do the right thing.

“Baselight’s color module most closely resembles what I am used to in film,” he adds. “Baselight’s 4K capability is outstanding. From a creative point of view, I need to play with color the way an editor plays with motion. I can’t have rendering time. Baselight offered all the characteristics I wanted.”

Dangin was also impressed with Baselight’s toolset, which offers the ability to perform retouching, compositing and visual effects functions.