MMC Studios Open New Color Grading Theater
The new color grading suite offers producers the latest high-end technology for the post production of feature films. The facility was designed as a movie theater with a 40 square meters (430 sq.ft.) screen, a Christie CP 4230 4K projector, Dolby Atmos sound (Dolby CP 850 Sound Processor and JBL 48 Speaker Dolby Atmos Sound Setup) and a separate lounge area.
“‘The Suite’ covers the most diverse requirements of our customers, whether they wish to finish their fiction projects or use the suite for screenings,” says Bastie Griese, Head of Film Production at MMC Studios Cologne. “This grading theater is the only one of its kind in Germany’s state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and there are very few other comparable facilities in Europe”. It features the FilmLight Baselight Two Generation VII grading system with a Blackboard 2 control surface and the DaVinci Resolve Linux 3-GPU Advanced Panel: “Color correction on such a large screen allows you to work in an extremely precise manner and is relatively tire-free. You really get a true indication of the look,” Swen Linde, Managing Director of WeFadeToGrey, MMC Studios’ strategic partner, adds. “Directors, cinematographers and producers are not only able to see what the audience will eventually see in the cinema, but they are also able hear it: “We have installed the new Dolby Atmos system, which can be found in the most modern movie theaters.”
Current booking figures show that the offer is actually very well received. “The Suite” has already been booked for the post-production of several major movies and TV series in the first half of 2019. “The industry was eagerly awaiting the opening of ‘The Suite’, as its conditions for post-production are ideal,” adds Borbély. “We are delighted that the federal state with the largest film subsidy program in Germany now boasts such an offer. After all, the new color grading studio renders both the media state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Cologne as a production location even more attractive.”
The privately held company MMC operates the ‘Coloneum’ in Cologne, Germany, which is of the largest and most modern studio facilities in Europe. With its excellent studio infrastructure, state-of-the-art production technology, highly efficient post-production, superb art department for set design and construction, and its experienced staff, MMC Studios Köln GmbH is the leading full-service provider for entertainment shows and TV series in Germany.
In addition, MMC produces feature films with national and international stars as well as a wide variety of company events and trade fairs. Fresh TV and web video formats are produced in MMC’s own Creative Space. In addition, eSports and gaming events also find ideal production conditions at MMC.
MMC Studios are therefore the number one spot for moving image productions in Germany. In addition, MMC and its team also provide the complete range of services on location, so that MMC’s customers also benefit from the company’s reliability and expertise outside its studio facilities.