As an independently owned creative studio, Nice Shoes is able to expand and evolve quickly to meet the ever changing needs of its clients. In 2012, the studio added several editorial suites, and built a custom suite and post-production workflow for a massive seven-screen film. To kick off 2013, it has added a pair of Baselight TWO systems, one of which will form their brand new color suite.
The new suite has been added in order to take on more projects during peak hours. “We saw an opportunity to offer our clients more flexibility and convenience,” said Head of Color Lenny Mastrandrea. “We’re able to take on more long form and non-broadcast work in addition to our traditional commercial workload.”
One of the Baselight TWO systems was installed in Colorist/Partner Chris Ryan’s studio. “The Baselight TWO is fantastic. With its expanded capabilities and increased capacity, it really just makes my job easier,” added Ryan.
Nice Shoes has been working with FilmLight since adopting the Baselight platform in 2008. “Nice Shoes is persistent in pairing the best artists with the best technology,” said CTO Robert Keske. “With the Baselight TWO, FilmLight has included mobile solutions to expand our service offerings, which is key in an always evolving studio like ours.”
“Nice Shoes has always had a reputation for talented colorists and having Baselight installed company-wide gives their colorists much more creative control in the suite,” said Arthur Johnsen, International Sales Manager, FilmLight. “With Baselights networked throughout their facility, Nice Shoes is able to deliver even more options for their clients.”
Johnsen continues, “We are proud to partner with a company like Nice Shoes that continues to innovate and really sets the standard for excellence in its chosen market.”
About Nice Shoes
NYC-based Nice Shoes is a full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. Since its inception in 1996, the studio has prided itself on consistently reinvesting in its talent, technical backbone, and client experience to set the standard of excellence both creatively and technically. Key company principals include: CEO/Partner Dominic Pandolfino, Colorists/Partners Chris Ryan and Lez Rudge, CIO Robert Keske, and MD Kristen Martini.
FilmLight develops colour grading and colour management systems as well as film scanning and data management solutions, that are transforming film and video post-production and setting new standards for quality, reliability and performance. The company’s products are in use every day by leading studios, labs and post-production facilities around the globe as essential components in their digital intermediate, commercials and video production pipelines.
Fuelled by some of the industry’s brightest minds, FilmLight is committed to delivering innovative tools that allow creative professionals to work at the forefront of the digital media revolution. Founded in 2002, FilmLight is headquartered in London, where its research, design and manufacturing operations are centred. Sales and support are conducted through regional service centres located in London, Los Angeles, New York, Hamburg, Bangkok, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore, and through qualified partners worldwide. For more information, visit www.filmlight.ltd.
–SHOOT Press Release