Riot Launches DI Theatre for Features

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Article Date: December 6, 2007 | Publication: Reuters | Author: Press Release
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Studio Hires Devin Sterling as Exec Producer for DI

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Riot has unveiled an all-new DI Theatre at its Santa Monica facility, combining the latest in digital imaging technology with a flexible workflow designed to accommodate all types of high-end feature work. The introduction of DI services marks the final step in Riot's year-long drive to relaunch its Feature Film Services division,an effort that has included a marked expansion of its visual effects
resources and staff. The studio can now deliver complete digital post production services for features from dailies through final delivery.

"We have taken a deliberate approach toward building a DI resource--incorporating the best of everything into a facility that fits hand-in-glove with our visual effects operations," said Riot Managing Director, Michael Taylor.

Riot currently has several projects lined up for DI work,including "Game" for Lakeshore Entertainment, where grading will be performed by DI Colorist Siggy Ferstl. Riot has designed a proprietary workflow for the film, which is being shot with the RED ONE digital cinema camera, that will encompass dailies processing, visual effects production, color grading and deliverables. Riot is also handling DI work for another Lakeshore title, "Henry Poole is Here".

To oversee the new service, Riot has hired Devin Sterling as Executive Producer for DI. Formerly a DI Producer for Technicolor,
Sterling has broad experience in digital intermediate production, including for such films as "The Departed", "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" and "My Super Ex-Girlfriend".

Among the unique features of Riot's DI Theatre is a dual-sided 19' by 9' projection screen. The screen has a white surface on one face for conventional screenings, and a silver surface on the reverse side for screening stereoscopic 3D imagery. The unusually large size of the screen also allows it to accommodate the screening of film and digital
imagery in virtually any aspect ratio.

Color grading will be accomplished via Da Vinci's Resolve RT. Other key technical resources include a Kinoton FP 30 screening room projector and a Barco DP90P digital cinema projector.

Riot is located at 702/730 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. For more information, call Devin Sterling, Lindsay Burnett or Michael Taylor at (310) 434-6000 or Cliff Dugan of Ascent Media Group at (323)
988-6522.