Technicolor said it has opened a new facility at Wolf Studios in Cardiff, Wales.
The operation will include VFX and dailies services and will be connected to Technicolor’s other locations worldwide via the Technicolor Production Network, the company said.
The multipurpose suite features a 2K projector and four-meter screen, a Baselight color-grading system, Pro Tools audio, and a 65-inch consumer video monitor for review along with an optional reference monitor. Real-time remote review of 4K material is supported, Technicolor said.
“Technicolor’s growth into Wales shows our continued commitment to and support of the creative industries across the UK,” said John Fleming, VP of post production, UK, in a prepared statement. “As production grows in Wales, we are thrilled to be able to establish a local studio that is connected to Technicolor’s global network.”
Technicolor said it is taking advantage of growth in production outside of London, which now accounts for more than a third of production spending in the U.K. thanks to regional tax incentives.
The company said it will be working with the local government’s Wales Screen initiative and the nonprofit Screen Alliance Wales to develop the feature film and television production market in Wales. Among the projects lured to Wales in recent years are the high-profile episodic series Sherlock, The Crown, and Doctor Who.
Technicolor Supervising Colorist Jean-Clément Soret and Head of Sound Gareth Bull are currently working on the BBC and HBO series His Dark Materials, which is based at Wolf Studios, the company said.
Looking for a new gig? At this writing, Technicolor was advertising a technical operations manager position at the Cardiff location.