Los Angeles, CA
October 31, 2014

WestWorks does SoCal

by: Matt Small

Last month, WestWorks Studios team members Robert Baker, Manager of Studio Engineering and Matt Small, Editor traveled to the Los Angeles area to work with partners on our emerging 4K workflow.

One of the main factors for the trip was to continue our collaboration with DTS in the multi-dimensional audio realm.  Working with mixer Bob DeMaa, the team finalized an 11.1 audio mix of the 4K short “Movie Night” which was shot on Sony’s F65 Cinema camera.

On Day 2, we sat down with Technical Marketing Manager Brandon Gass to share our insight on building a 4K-capable video editing system to compliment DTS’s efforts to continue leading the industry. We also were treated to a Headphone:X demo of some exclusive Xfinity subscriber content from Molly Kronberg.

We grabbed lunch at a place Matt used to work, and spent over an hour in traffic.  A seagull bombed us on PCH and then got a quick tour of the NBCU setup off Wilshire with the E! Barker crew and called it a night.

Arrived at the Sony lot in Culver City the next day and hit the ground running. Went over camera training with Keith Vidger and then moved into a Baselight color session with Chris. Explored the gamut on movie night and finished up with a short tour of the lot.

Yasser Syed from Comcast Engineering and Operations joined us for a meeting with the gentlemen from Colorworks at the Sony lot the next day.  Lots of valuable insight was gained into the current 4K workflow.

We finished off at DVS in Burbank getting a private lesson from Stephen Birdsong covering IMF package creation on the Clipster. This training trip helped us confirm what needs to be done to take a 4K project from start to finish and through delivery.