Nebras Films opens Saudi Arabia’s first production facility

Baselight from FilmLight integrated from day 1

After a 35-year ban on cinema in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nebras Films has established the first facility production and post service, based in Riyadh. The post house includes a Baselight TWO grading suite with the latest v5 software, equipped with a Blackboard 2 control panel from FilmLight.

The unusual demographics of the nation mean that almost 60% of the population is under 30, so there is an enormous new and untapped market in the entertainment industry. To adapt to that, Nebras Films is equipped with everything needed to create top quality content.

From Arri Alexa cameras and motion capture camera rigs to a networked post-production facility, for seamless workflows from editorial through VFX to finishing on Baselight. The post-production centre is linked throughout using ContentAgent, which allows virtually instantaneous sharing of workflows between suites. This allows editors to work at lower resolutions, and the finishing artist in Baselight to pick up the cut and the VFX and conform the project in 4K/HDR.

The complete infrastructure has been built with HDR. Given the unforgiving light in the desert, the ability to build latitude into a shot and create and refine looks in Baselight without losing detail is an important benefit.

Baselight v5, used at Nebras Films, offers compelling new features that help to streamline workflows both within the colour grading suite and in collaboration with editing and VFX. Baselight’s HDR functionality is aimed at developing looks within the extended range and colour gamut, which can then be faithfully retained across the multitude of delivery formats expected today.

The post production installation was implemented by London`s Jigsaw 24.




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