Deluxe has opened Stage One, a new, large-scale color-grading theater in a 4,000-square-foot space that seats 120 people.
The installation at 900 N. Seward St. in Deluxe Audio Seward at the historic Glen Glenn Sound building features a 41-foot-wide Stewart Filmscreen SnoMatte 100 screen as well as a 45-foot-wide RealD Ultimate Screen; the latter is the largest RealD Ultimate Screen deployed in a private facility, Deluxe said.
“The re-creation of Stage One into North America’s premier color-grading environment and screening room represents Deluxe’s commitment to building the largest color and post operation in the world,” said William Sherak, President of Deluxe Post Production, in a prepared statement. “The scale, the technology, and [the] comfort give filmmakers an unparalleled experience in finishing their projects.”
Throwing images onto the screen are two Christie Dolby Vision Eclipse laser projectors rated at 108 nits of brightness and capable of 4K and HFR display. A Barco DP4K-P reference projector is available for grading at 48 nits and in 4K, and a Barco DP4K-32B for grading for RealD stereo at up to 48 nits and 4K resolution.
Blackmagic Resolve, Autodesk Lustre and Flame, and Filmlight Baselight are all available for use.