Jon Hollis and Tareq Kubaisi of London post production house Raised by Wolves have selected a Baselight TWO grading system and Blackboard 2 control panel from FilmLight for the Soho-based facility. Raised By Wolves brings together freelance creative artists, providing them with a home fitted out with state of the art technology.
Co-founder of Smoke and Mirrors, Hollis has 23 years’ experience in post production. He was awarded the Special Recognition for Pioneering Work in Flame award at IBC2013.
“The production industry has always worked on bringing together the right freelancers for a shoot,” said Hollis. “If it works for production, we thought, why not for post? Why not set up the very best equipment for freelance artists to work on specific projects. It allows us to work on the projects that excite us, whether it’s a movie, a commercial or a two minute YouTube video.”
Kubaisi was previously creative director at Prime Focus in London, where one of his goals there was “an entire floor of Baselights”, because he saw it as the most flexible, intuitive grading tool. “Buying a Baselight is a statement of intent,” he said. “It's so state of the art and so fast that it instantly enhances our creativity. Baselight is the complete package and our clients simply do not question it.”
Arthur Johnsen of FilmLight commented, “The post industry has always been about superlative creative talent, and Jon and Tareq have built a facility where the best of the best can work. Baselight sits perfectly in that environment, we are excited to be a part of this uniquely creative facility.”
Raised By Wolves has completed a number of commercial projects for leading brands such as Debenhams, Waitrose and Zara. The company is currently working on The Salvation, a movie project starring Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green and Eric Cantona.