Rodeo FX expands into color grading with new Baselight suite
March 13, 2024

Rodeo FX expands into color grading with new Baselight suite

TORONTO — Rodeo FX ( has expanded its offerings into color grading with the recent opening a new Baselight ( grading suite, which will be led by senior colorist Ana Escorse (pictured). By adding color, Rodeo FX can now serve its clients' projects from start to finish. Rodeo’s new color suite includes a Baselight Two and Blackboard Classic control panel, running on Baselight 6.0. Escorse, who has been using Baselight for a number of years, will work either remotely or on-site in the newly-built suite in Toronto.

“Adding color to our services was a natural move forward for Rodeo FX,” explains Connie Dercho, executive producer at Rodeo FX Advertising and Experiences. “Providing our clients premium color grading with an elite colouist like Ana Escorse and a state-of-the-art color suite equipped with Baselight perfectly complements what we do. We're excited to be broadening our offering and servicing our clients locally and internationally with colr grading of the highest level.”

Rodeo FX already has a well-established VFX pipeline, but Baselight integrates several mechanisms that will help streamline the workflow between color and other departments. The compatibility with OpenEXR and the seamless ability to transfer BLG files from Baselight to various applications means sharing, viewing and applying color decisions directly in VFX software can be completed with ease. 

Escorse’s work on Lovezinho earned her the Music Video award at the 2022 FilmLight Colour Awards, presented at the EnergaCamerimage Film Festival in Poland, and she joined the 2023 jury panel alongside leading creatives and DPs, such as Lawrence Sher, ASC; Greg Fraser, ACS, ASC; and Natasha Braier, ASC, ADF. 

“Baselight is widely recognized and respected in the film and television industry, and allows me to offer our clients and collaborators the most advanced features and highest-quality image processing available in post,” explains Escorse. “FilmLight's commitment to continuously developing new technologies and features, as well as Baselight's customization and control make it a very efficient and reliable tool, allowing me to focus on the creative process and client collaboration.