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Nice Shoes Installs Remote Color Grading System at Optimus Santa Monica


Nice Shoes has installed its Remote Color system at Optimus’ location in Santa Monica. The technology features both a secure HD feed and a display calibrated by the studio’s engineers to match exactly with the monitors in New York. Clients and colorists can see each other through an additional monitor, allowing them to collaborate efficiently. The system runs in real time, with no delay between New York, Chicago and Santa Monica, making it feel as though everyone is working together in the same suite.

The expansion to Santa Monica creates the opportunity for clients working with Optimus’ West Coast editors Nathan Cali, Erin Nordstrom, Katie Zaumseil and managing director Therese Hunsberger to collaborate with Nice Shoes’ roster of colorists.

In 2014, the two companies announced a partnership that brought colorist Ron Sudul from New York to Chicago to launch Nice Shoes Chicago at Optimus.

“From coast to coast, the unification of Nice Shoes and Optimus’ talents and services presents clients with an end-to-end post production solution,” said Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “We’re bringing together the best that each company has to offer, while helping our clients to save time and money.”

“The alliance between Optimus and Nice Shoes has been more than special,” said Optimus president/partner Tom Duff. “Ron is awesome in Chicago and we love having a presence in New York at Nice Shoes. Adding Optimus Santa Monica to the mix just strengthens the relationship that much more.”

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