Sweden's Filmgate Builds SCRATCH-RED Workflow
"We're using SCRATCH for different aspects of the post process. Right now we're creating the VFX for Peter Flinth's ARN 2, THE DESCENT 2, directed by Jon Harris (2009); and Lukas Moodyson's international release MAMMOTH, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams. For the Norwegian airplane drama PAX, we're using SCRATCH for the 2k reviews. And we are also doing the color grading of a commercial for the Queen's Hospital," Wheelan said.
"RED with its 4k camera is another big area of interest," Wheelan said. "Because SCRATCH is the only software to support the native REDCODE files, another avenue of business is opening up for us. The RED ONE camera is picking up steam for the filming of high-quality big-screen feature films, short films, documentaries, commercials, TV episodes, and music videos -- the entire gamut of digital media. Filmmakers worldwide are realizing the RED camera and SCRATCH are a powerful combination that provides a highly cost-effective methodology for high-quality imagery and filmmaking."
Wheelan added, "We like to be at the forefront of pioneering new tools and processes that add value to the film industry. To that end, we're in the early stages of developing a state-of-the-art internal RED 4k workflow with SCRATCH that includes conform, color grading, dailies, and finishing. This opens up a whole new subsidiary of services that can be offered by Filmgate."