The Secret Life of the Rainforest wins the 2012 I3DS Lumiere ™ Award-Europe Outstanding Achievement for Documentary using Mistika

Secret Life of the Rainforest 3D; Produced by Electric Sky Productions for Smithsonian Networks and Sky Television

Electric Sky Productions and BTV Post are winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award for Documentary with The Secret Life of the Rainforest, 2012 International 3D Society Lumiere ™ Award-Europe.
The one off special was produced for SKY HD/SKY 3D and Smithsonian Networks.

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SGO’s European expansion continues with appointment of creative tools to promote Mistika in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Madrid, Spain, 14 October 2012 – SGO announces today the appointment of creative tools as official reseller partner in Europe, to promote Mistika’s DI and Stereo 3D post production systems and workflow solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Respected for its custom-tailored high-speed network-infrastructures and storage systems, creative tools is a well-known distributor and solutions provider of production and post production equipment to the entertainment industry. Selected by SGO for its long-standing reputation in building solid relationships between technology vendors and users in Europe, as well as its leading-edge knowledge of 2D and Stereo 3D workflows, creative tools also delivers first-rate customer support.

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Hong Kong’s Post Production Office Group invests in SGO’s Mistika to meet growing Chinese film production needs

“Mistika has become the heart of our DI suites…The speed is unprecedented. The comprehensive toolset allows most tasks, if not all, to be accomplished within one suite. Mistika’s smart and innovative technologies remove all limits to creativity.”
K.C.Yeung, General Manager, Post Production Office Group, Beijing, China

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Mistika and London’s ONSIGHT orchestrate a stunning Stereo 3D symphony in a new dimension for beautiful opera-film “Madam Butterfly 3D”

I’ve been shooting native Stereo 3D for ten years and have traditionally had to spend far too much post production time finding workarounds to technical issues that no single platform had solutions to, that is until I used the Mistika system at Onsight. In expert hands, it handles all Stereo 3D post production requirements elegantly and efficiently, affording more time for creative choices, thus helping to make Madam Butterfly 3D an unforgettable 3D experience. It is my system of choice.
Julian Napier, Director of Madam Butterfly 3D

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Identity FX relied on Mistika to create engaging Stereo 3D grandeur in Sir Ridley Scott’s spectacular Sci-Fi film Prometheus

“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.

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The International 3D Society rewards high profile Mistika-related projects with numerous accolades

LA, 28 February 2012: SGO is delighted to reveal that four outstanding Mistika-related projects have received awards from the International 3D Society this week in Hollywood.

The Mistika-related projects include:

The Animated 3D Feature Award went to, The Adventures of Tintin, Paramount Pictures which was post produced using Mistika at Park Road Post in New Zealand;

A special “Jury Prize” for Excellence went to, PINA, Neue Road Films which was post produced using Mistika by Christian Troeger and Sven Heck,based in Germany. (The Stereographer was cinematographer Alain Derobe. Christian Troeger is currently working at ARRI using Mistika.) PINA has also been nominated for an Academy Award;

The Short 3D Motion Picture/Narrative Award went to, The Foundling, RSA Films which was post produced by David Cox using Mistika at The Framestore in London

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Mistika used in stunning DI & Stereo 3D in The Adventures of Tintin, at Award-winning Park Road

“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.

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Spanish post company Free Your Mind turns to Mistika to reinforce its commercials production pipeline

“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

Free Your Mind

16th December 2011, Madrid, Spain: SGO is pleased to reveal that established Spanish post production company, Free Your Mind, has invested in a Mistika 2K System with a DI Module to replace their existing technology and enhance the current infrastructure to maximise their strengths. In order to meet the growing demand of commercials production, Free Your Mind has placed Mistika as their post production tool of choice as a complete system they can rely on. Mistika’s advanced set of tools is wider and more flexible than any other system, or combination of other systems, without compromising creativity or quality, while maintaining the highest output speed at the same time.

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London’s Preditors selected Mistika for post production of Kylie Aphrodite – Les Folies in Stereo 3D and 2D for Sky TV and Cinema

“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

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China’s Largest Film Group chooses Mistika for its DI and Stereo 3D film projects

Hualong Film Digital Production Company Ltd and subsidiary of China Film Group, invests in Mistika

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.

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