PARIS — Madrid, Spain-based SGO (www.sgo.es) is extending its European presence with the upcoming launch of a new office in France next month. Veteran colorist and post professional Sergio Ochoa has been appointed to head the Paris office, which will host Mistika color grading and finishing services and support.
“Strategically, it is of great importance for SGO to have a world-class location in France,” says Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO of SGO. “The new office will benefit our regional customers, and further extend SGO's global philosophy to provide outstanding customer service. Sergio is an asset to SGO and his experience is an immense advantage, he is the perfect person to head this division.”
“I am very familiar with the French market, which has been embracing Mistika for a while now, and the timing is right to set-up a permanent SGO presence in the region,” adds Ochoa. “With numerous key studios and post companies from abroad also basing their services in Paris, it is a great opportunity to be established here at such a vibrant and important time in the industry.”
A number of leading French post companies have already invested in Mistika, which offers tools for editing, compositing and stereo 3D post production. Level S3D used Mistika to post produce the Oscar-winning Mr. Hublot. Visual effects house Digitaline is using Mistika to post commercials for major brands such as M&Ms, Citroen, PlayStation, and Pepsi, as well as on feature films. Furthermore, Mistika was selected at Paris' Digimage for the entire post production of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. In addition, Digimage also chose Mistika for the French-language feature film Asterix & Obelix: On Her Majesty's Service with Ochoa credited as stereoscopic post production supervisor on the project.