Berlin’s ARRI Mitte post production house has invested in a Mistika 4K DI post production system, for its commercial and feature film projects. This includes the recently-completed 4K feature film Lauf Junge Lauf (Run Boy Run). Vision3 has also purchased a Mistika system, to offer clients a 3D post production pipeline for cinema productions in London.
A new Mistika Suite has been set up at ARRI Mitte, alongside a grading suite, AVID offline studio, motion graphic services, Flame suite and a second grading suite for commercial clients. Vision3 now hosts a cinema suite with Mistika and its shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO’s technology.
Mistika online artist, Christian Troeger explained, “Mistika plays a key role at ARRI Mitte for all our feature film projects and S3D workflow of all the stereoscopic 3D work and is also fully capable of handling our 2D projects as well. The Mistika Suite is equipped with the HPZ800, two 2K Eizo graphic monitors, Sony’s OLED Video Monitor, an impressive 65-inch plasma TV for Stereo (active) and we also have 50TB SAN storage capacity shared with the grading department.”
Chris Parks, Vision3’s founding partner and stereo supervisor explained the company’s investment: “Our reason for purchasing a Mistika system is to improve our ability to supervise the stereo on the Native, VFX and Conversion 3D projects that we work on, particularly studio productions such as Gravity which I recently finished supervising for Warner Brothers and which premièred at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an indication of the sort of high-end calibre projects we will be putting Mistika to work on, doing the Stereo 3D format full justice.”
“The team at Vision3 demand the very best leading-edge solutions and Mistika is the perfect fit for them,” said SGO’s director of global sales and operations, Geoff Mills. “Mistika provides not only a system they can tailor to their specific pipeline and toolset needs, but it also strengthens further the relationship with SGO, required as their business expands into new areas.”
Run Boy Run was produced for ARRI Film and TV Services Berlin using Mistika’s toolsets. Troeger conformed, re-touched, mastered and finished the project in 4K in ARRI Mitte’s Mistika suite. The film will be released in Germany on 23 January next year. Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is due for cinema release in the UK on 8 November.