Monaco Digital Film Labs, a third-generation, family-owned post-house in San Francisco, has invested in digital intermediate color grading technology. The new suite of services utilizes Assimilate’s Scratch data-centric workflow system, offering clients a workspace for all phases of the DI process, plus large-screen projection.Monaco complements its new digital intermediate software and theater with full-resolution film scanning and laser recording, providing transfers from any source material and output to film.The first film to go through the DI process at Monaco is The Darwin Awards, which debuted at Sundance and was lensed by Hiro Narita, ASC, and directed by Finn Taylor. “It was both my first and Monaco Lab’s first for working with the digital intermediate process, and it was a really great experience,” said Narita.Other recent films posted at Monaco include Her Best Move, shot by DP Paul Ryan, ASC and directed by Norm Hunter; and One Way to Valhalla, DP’d by John Campbell, ASC and directed by Karen Goodman. Monaco also completed visual effects processing and dailies for ILM on War of the Worlds, Lemony Snicket, Harry Potter and a slew of other effects-heavy films.
Written by April MacIntyre