Here at Optical Radiance we're not some mercenary, for-hire company. In a way when we work on your film we're choosing to become your partner because your film becomes an example of our product.
So naturally we'll want to promote your project and help it to be as successful as possible, because once we start working with you your success is also our success. To that end, besides being the only way to achieve an accurate three-strip color recreation, we also have a set of quality control standards and brand style guidelines for what can be labelled in your credits and advertising as "filmed in Optical Radiance".
While that last sentence may have some of you saying "Hey wait! I'm an artist and must be free to follow my impulses..." please rest assured that we are not here to dictate how your film will look. We're here to work FOR YOU and our guidelines and standards have more to do with HOW we go about getting the look you desire, than the look itself. Similar to Dolby Digital or THX having their own standards and guidelines, the Optical Radiance logo at the head of your film is a seal of quality to let the audience know that your film is going to be something special.
When you work with us in addition to our equipment we also send a consultant to your set. Consultants handle the camera mods, our custom lighting units, advise on exposure and color choices and can act as a DOP if one isn't already attached to your project.
Consultants serve a necessary function and are part of our package deal. Necessary because once a camera is modified for Optical Radiance the scene has to be exposed as would have been done for an original three-strip camera, which is different than today's norms. To ensure that our process is accurate we've developed our own lights to match the results of Technicolor's custom lights (which like their cameras were retired decades ago) and a custom exposure meter that can accurately predict how the colors in your art design will render out in the finished image.
Consultants also are available for in-person pre-production meetings to ensure that the colors you're choosing for your art design will look exactly as you want them to in the final image (not all hues end up as bright or saturated in the final image as you may expect them to when inspecting your costumes or props by eye - and we want to make sure our clients are pleased.)
Here at Optical Radiance we're excited to learn about your project and see how we can assist and enhance your creative vision. So don't hesitate, fill out our contact form, let us know what you're working on and let's get the green light shining on your project today!