All the techno geeks and hd post production professionals must be fired up with anticipation about getting to work at the newly debuted Colorflow facility at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley. The new 7500 square foot facility features three color grading suites and a DCI compliant DI grading theater. The new theater is the center piece of the facility. It was originally built as the Jacobs Theater by Saul Zaentz, and features theatre style seating for 20, a Christie 2K digital cinema projector, a 20 foot screen and next generation Autodesk Lustre color grading system.
The three HD color and finishing suites feature Assimilate SCRATCH, Autodesk Smoke and DaVinci Resolve. The entire facility is linked via a high speed fiber optic network and allows access to HD, 2K and 4K media in any suite. The network links up to a file based infrastructure, making it possible to direct input from just about all camera manufacturers and models.
Colorflow has been serving the Bay Area community since 2009, and this expansion was done to fit the needs of their growing customer base. Colorflow has developed a following and a reputation for offering top notch technology, in a comfortable and inviting, and practical space.
Their skilled and talented team includes colorists; Kent Pritechett, David Lortsher, and Gary Coates. Local icon Kim Salyer has recently joined the team as Director of business development. Of course you have to avoid confusion with the three (count them) Alex’s on board; Alex D. da Silve Exectuive Producer, Alexander MacLean, DI Supervisor, and Alexander Black Managing Director. The team is rounded out by Adam Gerardin, Operations Manager, and Julia McEntee front Management.
This upgraded facility is a welcome addition to the Bay Area Film and Video Community. For Independent Filmmakers, and other industry professionals that would like to work in world class facility, but not necessarily have to be in LA or NY, this is a definitive plus for the local industry. From what we’ve seen, money has been well spent, careful consideration has been given to every detail, and those who get the pleasure to work here will benefit from all the hard work put into this facilities development. Nice job Colorflow, we here at Production Hotspot are happy to include you here, and look forward to keeping tabs on your sexy new facility.