Light Iron, a postproduction company specializing in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras, announced that it acquired an additional facility to support its growing OUTPOSTmobile postproduction services. This facility is located in the former executive offices of Laser Pacific, which occupied the property from 2003 to 2011. Remodeling of the 6,000 sq. ft. facility began this week.
“This expansion signifies our continued commitment to advancing on-set and near-set postproduction services,” said Light Iron CFO Peter Cioni. “We have been a market leader in mobile services since opening in 2009 and a second facility empowers us to further our global reach.”
Light Iron’s mobile systems include the flagship OUTPOST Cart, which supports a multitude of postproduction services for all major file-based cameras; the LILY PAD Cart, a non-set creative suite used to save and set color looks, and the new LILY PAD Case, a lightweight version ideal for remote locations or processing secondary cameras.
The company recently launched a distribution channel for these systems called OUTPOST Enterprise. This new program puts mobile systems in the hands of companies or individuals providing services to the production industry. Rental houses, stages, production companies, post facilities, and DITs may access a mobile system for minimal upfront costs and only pay for the days they use it. Light Iron bills a predetermined rate to OUTPOST Enterprise members, who may set their own rates to clients in order to create and grow new revenue opportunities.
Light Iron will handle its OUTPOST activities at the Cole property, including R&D, fabrication, shipping, repairs, training and support. This facility will also enable Light Iron to expand its OUTPOST University program. “The building is meant to be a resource for industry professionals who want to adopt progressive postproduction techniques,” said Cioni. “We’re moving our classroom to Cole, and we’re increasing space for hands-on training.”