- DIGITAL CINEMA
Based in the heart of Soho and Pinewood Studios, our state-of-the-art Soho location offers a seven storey facility and is equipped with cutting-edge technology designed to optimize workflow and suit your budget. Some of the most talented, sought-after experts in sound and audio call Technicolor home, and we’re ready to put our wealth of experience to work for you on your project.
Whether you’ve shot your project on film, digitally, or a combination of the two our fully integrated Soho and Pinewood facilities can manage your production from start to finish.
With some of the highest standards in the industry and a cumulative knowledge of filmmaking that is unsurpassed, you can be sure of professional service and results on every project you bring to Technicolor.
No matter the size of your project, contact us to discuss your goals, your budget and your needs and we’ll work with you to help see your vision through to fruition.
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Technicolor Creative Services are proud to be a Patron member of the British Society of Cinematographers and to be able to offer support for some of the most talented Directors of Photography and camera operators in the UK from the Film and Television industry.
History of Anvil
Anvil has been part of the UK Film and TV industry for almost 60 years and during that time has provided the sound mix for many well-known feature films and TV dramas. Anvil recorded and mixed the music scores for blockbusters such as “Alien” and “Superman”.
The company has quite a history.
In 1980, Anvil formed a four-year liaison with Abbey Road Studios as ‘Anvil Abbey Road Screen Sound’ and took over the running of one of their largest rooms. During this period, Anvil engineers recorded music for titles such as “Silence of the Lambs”, “Supergirl” and “Naked Lunch”.
The first Dolby SR soundtrack, “The Wolves of Willoughby Chase”, was mixed at Anvil.
In 2001, the company became part of the Technicolor group and in 2004 moved to its current location at Perivale, West London where it continues to be a major player in UK sound post production.
Technicolor provides a unique balance between film and digital services throughout the world. Supported by our state-of-the-art facilities in London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Madrid, Rome and Bangkok, Technicolor also is the:
- World’s largest film processor
- Largest independent manufacturer and distributor of DVDs
- Largest manufacturer and distributor of Blu-ray Discs
- Leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways
Technicolor also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business unit that manages over 42,000 patents.
We provide industry-leading production services to all filmmakers, from major film studio productions, to independent filmmakers, to production companies, distribution services and broadcasters. We also offer our professional services to university-based film students at excellent prices.
"Technicolor" is the trademark for a series of colour motion picture processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation (a subsidiary of Technicolor, Inc.), now a division of Technicolor SA.
The Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation was founded in Boston in 1914 (incorporated in Maine in 1915) by Herbert Kalmus, Daniel Frost Comstock, and W. Burton Wescott. The "Tech" in the company's name was inspired by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where Kalmus received his undergraduate degree and was later an instructor.
Originally, “Technicolor” referred to the colour motion picture process invented in 1916. It was the second major process, after Britain's Kinemacolor, and the most widely used colour process in Hollywood from 1922 to 1952.
Since being used in the first colour animation film, Technicolor became known and celebrated for its saturated levels of colour, and was commonly used for filming musicals (The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain), costume pictures (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Joan of Arc), and animated films (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia). Technicolor was even used in the film noir motion picture, Leave Her to Heaven.
In 2000, Technicolor London launched post production services at our West Drayton facility. Our post production services concentrated on Video Dailies and worked alongside the Film Laboratory. Over the last decade, we have added Video Mastering, Restoration and Digital Intermediate services as well.
In 2009, in response to client demand, we launched our new, state-of-the-art Soho and Pinewood facilities. Our Soho facility focuses on Digital Post Production for Theatrical, Broadcast TV and Digital Cinema Mastering. Our Pinewood facility focuses on Film and Digital Post Production and Theatrical and Digital Cinema Replication.
Since the launch of our new services in Soho and Pinewood, we continue to invest in the most advanced equipment and the best talent in the industry. We have worked on some of the biggest releases in the past decade, including:
- Clash of the Titans
- The Harry Potter franchise
- Kick Ass
- Sherlock Holmes
- Gnomeo and Juliet
- The Trip
- The Killer Inside