“We achieved incredible results on Prometheus with Mistika’s powerful stereoscopic 3D optimisation tools. Mistika is a powerful system for a project of this magnitude and helped us realize a fantastic outcome.”
Leo Vezzali, Co-Founder & Stereoscopic Supervisor, Identity FX
North Hollywood, California, U.S., 10 July 2012 – Identity FX chose SGO’s advanced Mistika technology for the majority of its stereoscopic work, to create spellbinding 3D in the intriguing science fiction film, Prometheus, directed by award-winning Sir Ridley Scott. Identity FX and Mistika teamed up to deliver the finest technical creativity and sheer innovative ingenuity to the high profile project.
“I don’t see how any other single-solution DI system could have allowed us such speed and flexibility.”
Park Road Head of Picture and Senior Colourist David Hollingsworth
London, UK, 19 December 2011– SGO’s Mistika technology was used for all the DI and Stereo 3D post production by industry leading post production company Park Road Post in The Adventures of Tintin. All digital intermediate work in both 2D and Stereo 3D was achieved using Mistika, which included colour grading, conforming, convergence adjustments and hand-offs between shots. Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, the film is based on the series of books “The Adventures of Tintin” by Hergé and is also produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy, with Ken Kamins, Hergé Estate’s Nick Rodwell and Stephane Sperry as executive producers.
“We look forward to an exciting future with Mistika, and we can’t wait to start all our new projects with SGO’s technology.”
Eduardo Jiménez, Partner, Free Your Mind
“The director was specific about the colour grading of the project which was easy to do with Mistika’s fast grading and compositing tools. The new Mistika Equalize tool now gives you the option to match the grade between the eyes on a pixel-by-pixel basis, all with one click!”
Ross Copeland, Mistika Visual Effects Artist
“Mistika is a long term investment and ahead of its time in the market place.”
Mr Huang Yuazu, CEO of Hualong Film Digital Production Co. Ltd.
Beijing, China, 26th September 2011 – In order to post produce and enhance the highest quality film making, world-class facility, Hualong Film Digital Production Company Ltd, a subsidiary of China Film Group, the world’s second largest film group, has invested in SGO’s Mistika post production system and SAN. The majority of Chinese film special effects are created by Hualong, on an annual basis, and Mistika will play an integral role in supporting the company’s existing current film project workflows.
“I am 100% confident that no other post production system could have dealt with that much work, to that level of quality within the time-scale available, as Mistika had. And that’s before we even considered the project was going to be in Stereo 3D!”
David Cox, Stereographer & Post Production Supervisor, Sharp Cookies
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, 6 September 2011 – As part of a £20-million refurbishment of the iconic Blackpool Tower, London-based production company Sharp Cookies has produced a breath-taking 4D Cinema Film that was almost entirely post produced using SGO’s Mistika post production system.
Mistika plays a central role for 3D film production workflows at Park Road
Wellington, New Zealand, 18 July 2011: With production now in motion on Peter Jackson’s two film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, SGO is delighted to confirm that Oscar award-winning New Zealand-based facility, Park Road Post Production has selected Mistika for the majority of Stereo and DI work for the production and post production workflows of the feature film. Mistika now forms the nucleus of Park Road’s stereo 3D infrastructure, placing Mistika at the heart of their stereo 3D workflow.