NEW YORK — Boutique finishing studio The Room has moved into a new, custom-built facility that’s housed within Technicolor – PostWorks’ West Village location in Manhattan. Located at 110 Leroy Street, the new site was designed by architect Rafi Segal and includes three finishing suites, each anchored by Autodesk Flame Premium workstations. The Flame workstations provide artists with tools for compositing, color grading, visual effects and graphics.
The Room was previously located in SoHo. The company provides services independent films, documentaries, long-form television and similar projects. The new site gives The Room more space and as well as immediate access to the resources and services of Technicolor – PostWorks (www.technicolorpwny.com).
A number of film and television projects have been finished by the company, including Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In, Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison: Living in the Material World, Kenneth Lonergan’s Margaret and the BBC’s Why Poverty?. The Room also recently completed work on two films for producer/director Alex Gibney, WikiLeaks and History of The Eagles, both of which debuted at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
“This company was established to nurture independent film,” says The Room’s editor/principal Ben Murray (pictured). “We have created a space that can serve the needs of any director and any production, even those requiring heavy editorial, effects, and grading.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with Ben and his staff to help maximize the resources and creative vision of this talented group of people and their clients,” adds Alastair Binks, president of Technicolor – PostWorks, New York.
The Flame system are housed in three editorial/grading suites, one of which is set up as a theater with a 4K Christie projection system. The rooms are light- and sound-isolated to provide ideal environments for finishing. A 10 gigabit Ethernet network links the suites to each other, as well as to the main Technicolor – PostWorks facility.
Along with Murray, The Room’s staff includes colorist Jack Lewars, conform and visual effects artists Ryan McMahon and Allie Ames, and production coordinator Debora Lilavois.