Oblivion

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April 17, 2013
Technicolor’s digital intermediate team provided a remote solution to the filmmakers
Oblivion DI

Director/writer Joseph Kosinski (TRON: Legacy) has fashioned a visually stunning futuristic thriller starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko, for Universal Pictures, which opens across North America on April 19th, after its initial international debut.  Oblivion was one of the first major studio films to use Sony’s F65 CineAlta camera – and incorporate into the production’s workflow Technicolor's dailies solution in support of Academy Award®-winning cinematographer, Claudio Miranda, ASC. 

According to Daily Variety, in their recent review of Oblivion, “Kosinski wastes no opportunity to linger – and you can’t blame him – on his alternately seductive and staggering visuals conceived by production designer Darren Gilford and filmed with marvelous fluidity by Claudio Miranda (following his Oscar-winning work on Life of Pi with another accomplished integration of cinematography and visual effects).

The project’s multiple global production locations requirements led the filmmakers to a “file-based” workflow solution -- based upon Technicolor's dailies solution.  According to the film’s co-producer, Steve Gaub, “the whole system was agnostic and flexible.  It was not constricted – it was pliable.  And that is why, especially since we're using a brand new camera technology, we wanted to go with Technicolor’s approach to the dailies problem.”

Technicolor’s digital intermediate team, led by colorist Mike Sowa, provided a remote solution to the filmmakers, located at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, where Kosinski and Miranda oversaw the film’s final color decisions.

To see an excerpt from the NAB Show panel on Oblivion with Claudio Miranda, ASC and Technicolor’s David Waters click here!