3sixtymedia upgrades grading capabilities with multiple FilmLight seats
February 23, 2015

3sixtymedia upgrades grading capabilities with multiple FilmLight seats

LONDON — 3sixtymedia (www.3sixtymedia.com), which provides post production, creative services and studio crewing for broadcast productions in the north of England, has added a FilmLight Baselight Two color grading system with Blackboard control panel. To integrate grading more closely into their entire post workflow, the company has also installed 20 Baselight for Avid seats.

The ability to integrate and collaborate in realtime using plug-ins in the editing and audio dubbing suites was influential in making the purchase.

“Producers and directors have always expected to see the best pictures wherever they are,” explains Neil Parker, senior colorist at 3sixtymedia. “If they see something in one room, they expect to be able to see it across the entire facility. The Baselight workflow means we can achieve this. A director or producer can be in one of our three dubbing theatres or six finishing suites and see the latest grade, without waiting for projects to be transferred or pictures to be rendered.”

This also means that a set grade in Baselight isn’t locked down. “If the shot gets re-edited – which it often does – they can see the changes to the grade in the edit suite, Parker adds. “If they extend a shot, for instance, the grade will follow. The producer does not need to wait for the grading suite to be available to finish it. That is a great bonus and a huge time saver.”

The facility has just delivered the second series of Robson Green’s Tales from Northumberland, a personal travelogue documentary largely shot using the Canon C300 camera. The series aims to make audiences aware of the natural beauty of the area.

"The beautiful landscapes and sweeping vistas of Northumberland are a vital part of the success of Tales From Northumberland,” commented Stuart Ramsay, producer/director of the series. “I was delighted with the Baselight color grade achieved by Neil Parker, which took our footage to a whole new level.”