Soho-based post production house Platform Post has opened its first grading suite incorporating a Baselight ONE grading system, Blackboard control panel and Baselight for Avid from FilmLight.
Originally an editing house for sports and children’s programmes, Platform Post now offers post services for all types of long-form and short-form broadcast programmes, promos and commercials. The introduction of a new dedicated grading suite adds to its existing 10 editing suites, three audio suites and 3D graphics capabilities.
“We are a small boutique facility but we have a number of industry-leading customers,” explained Platform Post’s colourist Simon Cruse (pictured). “We want to be ‘first-choice’, and to do this we need access to the best possible technical solutions. There were no doubts in our minds when it came to selecting Baselight. As well as being fast, Baselight is such a respected and powerful solution and it really helps validate the idea of working with us. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our customers – many walk in and greet it like an old friend. They instantly feel comfortable with it and automatically know we’re serious about our work.”
The post house has also invested in two Baselight for Avid licenses. Its Avid grading suites - which are due to be up and running in mid-July - will provide Platform Post’s colourists with “a very comprehensive online and grading toolset so we can achieve the highest finishing standards in a very cost-effective way,” added Cruse.