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New Finishing House Implements Baselight’s Latest Generation of Hardware


SHED, a new creative finishing boutique in Santa Monica, Calif., is the first post house to install the latest generation of Baselight multi-GPU hardware from FilmLight. In the configuration at SHED, the hardware employs multiple GPUs to provide faster access to high quality raw content, as well as boosting grading power for Ultra-HD, 4K or higher resolutions.

SHED, Santa Monica, which is a sister company to SHED London, has installed the new Generation VI multi-GPU Baselight TWO system, which will be formally introduced at NAB. SHED has three Baselight rooms in its Santa Monica facility, a mobile Baselight production unit and a further two Baselight rooms in London. The finishing house will incorporate numerous technologies from FilmLight, including Baselight with Blackboard control surface and Slate compact grading control panel. It will also add location and dailies services, based around FilmLight’s Daylight system with Slate, shared storage, and review and digital asset management systems from CODEX.

The founders of SHED include director, cinematographer and colorist Yvan Lucas. The company plans to work on high end commercials and motion picture productions.

Lucas started as a color timer at film laboratory Éclair in Paris before moving to the U.S. His career spans 30 years, and has included work on such films as Fury, The Hunger Games, Malificent, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Django Unchained, Argo, Amelie and A Very Long Engagement. He is also supervising colorist on Quentin Tarantino’s current production, The Hateful Eight.

“I am thrilled to be a part of SHED because we are taking a different approach to production, blending the latest technology and tools from FilmLight and CODEX with cutting-edge workflows and the best talent to maximize inventive options while saving time and money,” said Lucas.

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