NY Premier Post Production and Mocap Studio WorleyWorks, LLC. Kick-Starts East Coast Productions with a Mistika 4K System


WorleyWorks, LLC. is ahead of the Game Investing in New York’s very first Mistika
Already Hard at Work in a City that Never Sleeps

Greg Worley

Greg Worley, Image Courtesy of WorleyWorks LLC.

Brooklyn, New York, 7 January 2014WorleyWorks, LLC., a dynamic 2D/3D post stereoscopic production and motion capture studio has become the first East Coast company to invest in a Mistika 4K Post Production Solution from SGO’s official North American reseller partner AArmadillo. The Mistika system will be integrated into the facility providing world-class 2D and stereoscopic 3D grading, finishing and delivery. Founded by Greg and Minah Worley, WorleyWorks, LLC. provides a host of boutique services in 2D and High Frame Rate Stereo 3D production, 4K post production including DI colour grading and compositing, high-speed lighting, green screen (Composite Component’s Digital Green), and motion capture for high-profile clients that include Paramount, MTV, Viacom and many more.

“We chose Mistika because it is the most intuitive system in the industry and forms the next step-up in our expansion by enabling us to support and reinforce complex 3D 4K productions as well as exciting 2D post projects. SGO attracted our attention as a company rapidly innovating and changing their field which appealed to us, as well as their high level of support on offer. Having a Mistika on board certainly helps to validate our offerings as it is such a well-respected and powerful system,” says Greg Worley Co-Founder and CEO of WorleyWorks, LLC. Expanding further he adds “We started by building stereoscopic 3D systems utilising Stereolab’s PURE Stereo 3D analyser with live analysis and rig correction, enabling the use of zoom lenses and fast initial alignment after changing prime lenses. This was then followed by the addition of matched Cooke primes, global shutter f55s, and Aladin MK2 motorisation on Stereotec Light Weight rigs. Although, WorleyWorks, LLC.’s speciality is 3D we also deliver a wonderful 2D post experience which Mistika’s versatility will also fully support and enhance tremendously well. So, we are absolutely thrilled to now have Mistika’s award-winning technology to join the ranks at WorleyWorks, LLC.”

The team at WorleyWorks, LLC., Image Courtesy of WorleyWorks LLC.

The team at WorleyWorks, LLC., Image Courtesy of WorleyWorks LLC.


AArmadillo’s CEO, Colin Ritchie, who is also an associate member of the ASC, and an active member of the VFX Society says “It’s great to place the “first one” of anything, – and placing the first East Coast Mistika at WorleyWorks, LLC. in Brooklyn NY is especially exciting! Greg is a true visionary and the perfect client for us in NY, expanding his client services with a 4K 2D/3D Mistika will give him tremendous advantages over the traditional NY post house.”

SGO’s Director of Global Sales and Operations, Geoff Mills confirms “SGO received further recognition last year by winning the prestigious Lumière Award for its Mistika finishing and colour grading system, and for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology, and specifically, due to its impact and innovation in the market. This is testament to the fact that Mistika’s advanced toolsets in both 2D and S3D, are of the highest standard, and are setting new performance and flexibility benchmarks in the entertainment industry today. They play an integral role in professional facilities of WorleyWorks, LLC.’s calibre and in their growth and ongoing expansion. We are absolutely delighted to welcome WorleyWorks, LLC. as an important member of the growing SGO Mistika community and look forward to a long-standing relationship with them.”

Recent high-profile projects using Mistika include The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Justin and the Knights of Valour, Star Trek into Darkness, The Great Gatsby, Stalingrad and many others in 2D and 3D for film and television.

For more information, see Greg Worley’s Blog and Facebook Page.

About WorleyWorks, LLC.
With a passion to share their expertise and help their clients achieve their dreams, WorleyWorks, LLC.’s stereo department offers a vertically integrated 2D and High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D experience with the highest quality 3D production equipment available on the market today with award-winning 3D Mirror Rigs by Stereotec, real-time 3D analyzer PURE by StereoLabs, high-speed specialized lighting rentals appropriate for their camera systems and high-end post production services using SGO’s Mistika. Their motion capture stage is based on a 24 camera PhaseSpace system providing real time pre-visualization and high quality robust marker tracking. Visit them at www.worleyworks.com
Contact: info@worleyworks.com or call (646) 797-2941.

Mistika empowers Montréal’s Studio Post Kopic


“In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika! We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities…”
Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Alain Baril, CEO and editor, Studio Post Kopic, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 17th December 2013Studio Post Kopic has significantly expanded its service offerings with the purchase of a Mistika DI Post Production System from SGO. The boutique studio specialises in the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content and is based in the thriving film industry city of Montréal in Quebec. Headed by groundbreaking veteran editor Alain Baril and digital artist Nicolas Fournier, the move to progress further with a game-changing investment with Mistika at the helm, reflects the constant desire the company has to push the envelope and offer alternative innovative and creative ways for post production finishing for film and broadcast.

Experienced editor with over 25 years of experience behind him, Alain has worked with the cream of the crop which includes editing feature-length films by award-winning directors, as well as working on numerous big brand commercials, TV series, documentaries and shorts. Recently, Alain has also taken a step behind the stereo cameras for a different perspective. His undivided attention and devotion in the editing suite equipped him with first-hand, frame-by-frame exposure to a vast array of styles and techniques, making him an expert consultant for clients wanting to create powerful and persuasive images, with compelling personality and a commanding presence.

CEO and Editor, Alain Baril states “We made the decision to include the world-class Mistika technology to serve our creative clients with a reliable, flexible high-end state-of-the-art post solution. As a widely-recognised and award-winning powerful post production system, we are delighted to be the first company in Montréal to own world-leading SGO creative innovation.” Alain adds “We see Mistika as the key that opens doors to new opportunities and exciting high-profile projects. Mistika has effectively influenced and enhanced our current business model to enable us to become even more competitive with budget spend allocated on the screen and not on the overheads, which makes a significant difference to our profit margins.”

Based in a strategic location that is only a six-hour flight from London, five from Los Angeles and a mere hour from New York City, Montréal is the cultural capital of Canada and the heart of the film industry making creativity its trademark. Always open to the world, the cosmopolitan city has become a hub of fashion, aerospace, life sciences and information and communication technologies, digital creation and film. Alain Baril adds enthusiastically “In fact, Montréal is the R&D capital of Canada and now Montréal is Mistika!

Alain confirms, “In the current economic climate, larger post facilities are having to restructure themselves in order to survive and producers are no longer interested in a “hypermarket” style service. As a “boutique” post facility, the timing is perfect for us to move forward with Mistika in order to offer cutting-edge innovation, technologies and methods that provide that personal service that clients relish.”

Jose Luis Acha, Regional Sales Manager at SGO states “SGO warmly welcomes Alain and his talented team at Studio Post Kopic to the international family of Mistika users. This is a very exciting step for the company which has already has a great reputation in Montréal. I am delighted they have chosen Mistika as their finishing system of choice for the future; it’s a clear leader in the market and will keep them one step ahead of the game in a highly competitive arena.”

Studio Post Kopic has worked on many interesting and varied projects. Current projects include enthralling film Stealing Alice directed and produced by internationally renown artist Marc Séguin. OutSideIn, is another short Stereo 3D film directed and produced by Newfoundland filmmaker Anne Troake about an up, close and personal look at the dancing human body in natural environments, using S3D micro-rigs. With Sherbrooke University, Studio Post Kopic have also developed a stereoscopic 3D robot to capture RAW 2K DPX files. Blended with Mistika, a full package will be available early next year in order to produce high quality Stereo 3D content which will also be available for the benefit of the world-wide Mistika community.

SGO’s official Canadian reseller partner 3vis is also based in Montréal, visit them at www.3vis.com

ABOUT STUDIO POST KOPIC
SPK is a boutique post facility based in Montréal, dedicated to the creation of 2D and stereoscopic 3D content. 1207 St-André, Montréal, Qc, Canada, H2L 3S8, 514.835.4529
Visit them at http://www.studiopost-kopic.com/

Oscar®-Nominated KANDOR Graphics Maximises on Mistika’s Colour Grading and Finishing Creativity in 3D CG Fantasy Feature Film “Justin and the Knights of Valour”


“I was impressed with how the Spanish Mistika technology which we have embraced at KANDOR Graphics enhanced Justin and the Knights of Valour in Stereo 3D. It is great to see passionate companies like SGO contribute to innovation in our industry in such a significant way.”
Manuel Sicilia, Company Partner & Chief Creative Officer of KANDOR Graphics & Director & Author of Justin and the Knights of Valour

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Mistika at Inter BEE 2013 Japan with Kyoshin Communications


Date: Wed, 13/11 – Fri 15/11
Location: Makuhari Messe
Booth: Hall 7 N0.7101

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Vision3 Expands 3D Resources with Mistika at its Heart


Mistika is a 3D Vision at Vision3

“Our reason for purchasing a Mistika system is to improve our ability to supervise the stereo on the Native, VFX and Conversion 3D projects that we work on, particularly studio productions such as “Gravity” which I recently finished supervising for Warner Brothers and which premièred at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an indication of the sort of high-end calibre projects we will be putting Mistika to work on, doing the Stereo 3D format full justice.”
Chris Parks, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

“It is important that Stereo 3D can be handled as efficiently as possible in post, to encourage programme makers to embrace the medium. Mistika is an important tool when it comes to making this a reality.”
Angus Cameron, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Soho, London, 21 October 2013 – In a move to further expand their capabilities, Vision3 has invested in a Mistika post production system from SGO to offer clients an advanced 3D post production pipeline for high level cinema productions in London. Vision3 now hosts a state-of-the-art cinema suite with Mistika and their bespoke shot management and workflow system integrated with SGO’s technology. This will enable Vision3 to further develop the creative and narrative set-up that is the hallmark of their approach. Vision3 specialises in stereography within numerous fields of expertise such as studio and independent feature films, high-end natural history documentaries, IMAX, unique special events and commercials.

Chris Parks, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

Chris Parks, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor

Chris Parks, Vision3’s Founding Partner and Stereo Supervisor possesses both technical and creative stereoscopic experience spanning more than 20 years, with skills that encompass the full range of 3D expertise including direction, production, specialist film and special visual effects, from storyboarding through to production, post production and delivery. Chris states “Our reason for purchasing a Mistika system is to improve our ability to supervise the stereo on the Native, VFX and Conversion 3D projects that we work on, particularly studio productions such as Gravity which I recently finished supervising for Warner Brothers and which premièred at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an indication of the sort of high-end calibre projects we will be putting Mistika to work on, doing the Stereo 3D format full justice.”

Founding Partner and Post Stereographer Angus Cameron founded Vision3 with Chris Parks in 2008 and has over 20 years of industry experience in VFX supervision, project management, digital pipeline development and creative and technical consultancy.

He says “I have always been impressed with Mistika’s stereo capabilities. Vision3 embracing Mistika makes sense allowing us to better interface with the numerous VFX and DI companies that we work with.”

Angus Cameron, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Angus Cameron, Vision3′s Founding Partner and Post Stereographer

Angus expands further with recent Mistika-related project examples “We recently worked on Inside the Mind of Leonardo an IWC Media feature documentary for Sky, as well as the BAFTA award-winning Flying Monsters with David Attenborough a key 3D programme for BSkyB that had to be produced to the highest possible standard. Vision3 are again working with Colossus Productions, supervising the stereo on the upcoming David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive where the Vision3 team will again be working closely with ONSIGHT. The toolset Mistika provides, in particular the Stereo 3D options, makes it the most powerful and interactive tool on the market when it comes to tackling high quality projects. It is important that Stereo 3D can be handled as efficiently as possible in post, to encourage programme makers to embrace the medium. Mistika is an important tool when it comes to making this a reality.”

SGO’s Director of Global Sales and Operations, Geoff Mills confirms “The team at Vision3 demand the very best leading-edge solutions and Mistika is the perfect fit for them. Mistika provides not only a system they can tailor to their specific pipeline and toolset needs, but it also strengthens further the relationship with SGO, required as their business expands into new areas. With their well-respected presence in London, Vision3 set a great example of native and converted Stereo 3D excellence, and we are delighted that they have invested in our award winning technology.”

The landscape of shooting in 3D is rapidly changing and evolving, and Vision3 are leaders of intelligent 3D methodologies and productions. Vision3 acts as the bridge between emerging stereoscopic technology and film and television productions shooting in 3D. Vision3’s vision is that shooting in 3D should be idea-led, embracing the innovative set of narrative tools now available to directors and creative teams. Vision3 plays an integral role in pre-production where the company’s stereographers and producers work closely with productions from the early concept stage, ensuring 3D is used to create original, exciting and fully immersive 3D productions. Vision3’s stereographers and stereo teams have years of on-set practical experience working seamlessly alongside traditional 2D camera teams with a dynamic “tools for the job” philosophy ensuring the project and production schedules are not compromised by technology and that creativity is not stifled in the process. Vision3 holds a firm belief in the value of carrying a stereographers vision from set, into post production ensuring quality of the final product. They also offer bespoke and unbiased advice on suitable equipment, providing efficient and individually designed production workflow.

Other high profile projects Vision3 have worked on include ‘Jack The Giant Slayer‘ (Warner Bros.), ‘‘World War Z’ (Paramount) and ‘John Carter’ (Disney). Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Warner Bros. production Gravity is due for cinema release in the UK on 8th November 2013. The ambitious, edge-of-your-seat Sci-Fi thriller features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, with over 80% of audiences choosing to see it in 3D, the highest percentage ever, beating both Avatar and Life of Pi. Vision3’s Chris Parks acted as the film’s Stereo Supervisor overseeing stereo work from Framestore, with additional Post Conversion Sequences at Prime Focus. “Alfonso wanted to ensure 3D remained at the heart of the project from its inception. Throughout the production process we were able to use 3D in new and innovative ways, to take audiences to a place that they have never been before. In this film, we were really able to utilise 3D to change the audience’s emotions and draw them deep into the experience of the lead characters,” states Chris.

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ABOUT VISION 3
Visit them at www.vision3.tv

ONSIGHT shows insight by setting its sights on Mistika expanding further to deliver high-end DI and Stereo 3D productions to meet increasing film and broadcast demand


“We have been users of Mistika for a long time. It continues to help us meet increasing and complex requirements in DI and Stereo 3D productions with impressive and importantly, real-time results. …Updating our Mistika facilities was vital for the benefit of our creative and technical teams, in order to keep delivering high quality and time sensitive material.”
Simon Craddock, CEO of ONSIGHT

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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO


SGO Mistika’s Unique workflow helped to produce world’s first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy

His Highness, Prince Fahad al Saud, Phil Oatley, Head of Technology (Park Road Post Production), Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO (SGO) Anthony Pratt, Workflow Architect (PRPP), Geoff Mills, Director of Global Sales & Operations (SGO)

His Highness, Prince Fahad al Saud, Phil Oatley, Head of Technology (Park Road Post Production), Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO (SGO) Anthony Pratt, Workflow Architect (PRPP), Geoff Mills, Director of Global Sales & Operations (SGO)

IBC2013, Amsterdam, 20th September 2013SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award for their pioneering work on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road – with technology partner SGO – spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.

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SGO Unleashes MAMBA FX: Accelerating Compositing to New Levels


Mamba FX takes VFX to new heights of performance and interactivity, striking at the heart of real-time compositing

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13 September 2013 – SGO today unleashed new heights of performance and interactivity for users with the launch at IBC 2013 of MAMBA FX, a new powerful and innovative compositing software. Mamba FX is aimed at compositing at all levels, from the highly creative indie market through to major TV and studio productions. Running under Windows and available for a wide variety of PC configurations, Mamba FX is aggressively priced, making it the most accessible professional compositor on the market.

logo_mamba_webAs well as equipping users with an entire visual effects suite with keying, tracking, painting and restoration, Mamba FX can also extend its already considerable feature-set as a fully OFX-compliant plug-in host. Utilising a brand new intuitive node-based graphic interface, Mamba FX boasts unlimited compositing layers and effects. Its compositing “trees” also generate plain text files that describe the chain of processes that are scripted and manipulated to automate functions and workflows. In addition, Mamba FX can run other SGO feature options (at additional cost) including its industry-leading Stereo 3D toolset, for shot by shot-based corrections, and DCP Creation.

Miguel Angel Doncel, CEO of SGO, said, “Responding to market demand, we have been working on delivering a suitable, sleek and dedicated product that specifically serves the direct needs of VFX artists of all levels within all budgets everywhere. From the learning student, the freelancer working from home through to professionals in facilities that may require numerous reliable and stable VFX stations, Mamba FX is for everyone.”

MAMBA FX benefits from the SGO philosophy behind its world-renowned and award-winning software technology, which makes Mistika the fastest total post production and broadcast solution. The same software optimisation exists inside Mamba FX, permitting effects to be constructed and reviewed either directly in real-time or processed at a blistering rendering pace. This is owing to SGO’s long experience of super-charging their algorithms through highly-efficient programming and extensive use of NVIDIA GPU graphics boards. Alternative compositing systems can be notoriously sluggish, leaving operators and clients alike frustrated as they lose creativity due to a loss in interaction and slow renders.

“With Mamba FX accelerated by NVIDIA’s CUDA API and Quadro enterprise-class GPUs, we expect it to be one of the industry’s fastest compositors, making the impossible possible for a demanding creative community,” said Sandeep Gupte, senior director of Product Marketing for the Quadro professional graphics business at NVIDIA.

Mamba FX will be available to order online which also provides access to tutorials and forum support. Launching at IBC 2013 it can be pre-ordered for a special introductory and market-beating price from only €239.

SGO’s Director of Global Sales & Operations Geoff Mills says, “It is very exciting for SGO to be entering a different market to the one in which Mistika has become so successful. Mamba FX is a revolutionary product that brings SGO’s advanced technology to all compositors at all levels and at an incredible price. And this is just the beginning for Mamba FX, there are plenty of exciting developments still to come.”

MAMBA FX is completely open in terms of file structure, which allows it to be easily integrated into an existing workflow alongside other systems or used independently to complete VFX shots in their entirety. Another powerful advantage is that the visual effects it creates are 100% compatible with SGO’s own Mistika Post Production and Broadcasts systems. This permits the most efficient workflow solutions to be created where Mistika forms the hub of any creative production process. Mistika provides the conforming, high-end finishing, grading and client review facilities while numerous Mamba FX systems can share Mistika’s storage and file system for a fully integrated POST-VFX-GRADE-DELIVERY pipeline.

Mamba FX will be released later in 2013 and will be available for pre-order online at www.sgo.es/shop
giving early access to the application during the beta-phase.

SGO wins International 3D Society Lumiere Award for Mistika


SGO’s Development Team Honored for Mistika Innovation and Impact in the Industry

Hollywood, 5 September 2013 – Spanish developer SGO receives the prestigious International 3D Society’s 3D Technology Lumiere Award for its Mistika finishing and color grading system for advancements in Stereo 3D and Ultra HD technology. The Lumiere Technology Awards are voted by a professional awards committee via balloting where the judges recommended SGO’s Mistika for the top tier award, specifically due to its impact and innovation in the marketplace. SGO will be honored at a ceremony in Hollywood which takes place on the 18th September, where Geoff Mills, Director of SGO Global Sales and Operations, will receive the Award on behalf of the pioneering technology team.

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SGO Accelerates Mistika’s Lightning-Speed Performance with New NVIDIA Quadro K6000


Mistika powers up with NVIDIA to increase interactivity and HFR support

“The combination of SGO’s toolset and their ability to convert GPU resources into workflow acceleration so efficiently makes Mistika and the Quadro K6000 an incredibly exciting solution for 4K, stereo and HFR workflows.”
Sandeep Gupte, senior director of Product Marketing for the Quadro professional graphics business at NVIDIA

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