FilmLight has established a permanent presence in Paris, where the company is developing a hub for creative and technical knowledge and events.
The announcement follows the appointment of Matthieu Straub as FilmLight’s technical and operational consultant to France and Benelux.
Sharing premises with ARRI France, FilmLight integrates workflows from camera to finish, using the BLG format for render-free viewing and creativity.
The BLG grading metadata is stored in the ARRIRAW and QuickTime headers, ensuring the content and its look are permanently linked.
The hub will host the first of FilmLight’s Colour Day workshops on 28th January, aimed at creatives and technicians in production and post production.
FilmLight’s workflow specialists will unveil new FilmLight tools, while attendees will also hear from guest colourist Stéphane Azouze about his collaboration with directors Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the recent award-winning documentary Woman.
Finally, colour scientist Florine Bel will share her image expertise and discuss her work developing film aesthetics, colour spaces and conversions.
Straub said: “Our intention is to use our demonstration and meeting space here on the Rue René Boulanger to be a place where we can encourage the sharing of knowledge and experiences, to help the French cinema industry achieve ever greater things.”