Digital effects company Ntropic is proud to have contributed post and effects services to the new documentary "MINE" now in select theaters nationwide and available via iTunes (www.itunes.com/movies/mine.)
Press Release from Ntropic
San Francisco, CA - Digital effects company Ntropic is proud to have contributed post and effects services to the new documentary "MINE" now in select theaters nationwide and available via iTunes (www.itunes.com/movies/mine.) Directed by Geralyn Pezanoski "MINE" is a moving documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina.
Hailed as "a triumph," "absorbing," "a must see," and "Oscar material," this gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting task of trying to reunite with their pets who have been adopted by families all over the country, and chronicles the custody battles that arise when two families love the same pet. Who determines the fate of the animals--and the people--involved? A compelling meditation on race, class and the power of compassion, "MINE" examines how we treat animals as an extension of how we view and treat each other.
A longtime friend of Ntropic founder Nate Robinson, Pezanoski first approached Ntropic to convert hundreds of various format tapes from SD to HD. Working in a non-linear fashion, Robinson didn't see the film in its entirety until a preview screening at the Roxy Theater. Sitting in the darkened theater, he was struck by the power and intensity of the film and inspired by his friend's undertaking.
"At first, I wanted to help a friend," says Robinson, "But seeing the work I was so proud to have contributed to something magical."
Using Autodesk's Lustre, Robinson color corrected the final film and, in doing so, was able to both help with footage continuity and use color to enhance mood and tone, and to draw the viewer in.
"Nate is so incredibly talented," says director Pezanoski, "and it was a huge privilege to have him working on MINE. In the field, we were often shooting in less than ideal conditions -- Nate's color work really enhanced our footage and went a long way toward recreating the visual impact of being in New Orleans in the weeks after Katrina."
"Ultimately," concludes Robinson, "it was Geralyn's hard work and directorial vision that made the film the experience it is today - we were just glad to be a small piece of the puzzle."