Magazine article American Cinematographer

Chainsaw Launches Feature-Film Division

Magazine article American Cinematographer

Chainsaw Launches Feature-Film Division

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Branching out from its roots in television, Hollywood post house Chainsaw recently opened a division that focuses on feature films. The new facility, located at 940 N. Orange Dr., features a 4K Dl theater, a FilmLight Baselight grading system, a Christie CP4220 4K digital projector and a 20' screen. The theater is directly linked via 3G video over fiber and fiberoptic networking to the main Chainsaw facility, giving filmmakers access to editorial, compositing, visual effects and other related services.

According to Steve Purcell, Chainsaw's general manager, the company has also beefed up its talent roster, which at press time included post producer Annalise Kurinsky, who serves as director of the feature-film division, colorist John Persichetti and finishing editor Jon Pehlke. Kurinsky and Pehlke were formerly at Santa Monica post house New Hat, where their recent credits included the feature The Call, and Persichetti was formerly a senior colorist at Sony Pictures Colorworks, where his recent credits included the feature This Is the End

Chainsaw's new facility "is a really client-friendly room," notes Persichetti, "and what's great is that it's an all-4K room. Real-time 4K grading is where the industry is going now." A fan of the Baselight, he notes, "I've used the Resolve and the Lustre, which are both good systems, but my preference is for the Baselight. I've never felt limited by it; it's a very powerful system."

4K projection in the Dl suite is equally important, he adds. …

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