Occasionally I will post a Blog that is newsworthy and needs to be posted immediately. This is one such occasion. Yesterday, January 7, 2010, an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Certificate for Technical Achievement was given to a business associate, Mark Jaszberenyi, for his contribution to the development of the Lustre color correction system, which enables real-time digital manipulation of motion picture imagery during the digital intermediate process.
I worked with Mark over the Internet color timing a theatrical motion picture at his facility Color Front, which he owns with his brother Aaron, in Budapest, Hungry. The 35mm negative had to be shipped there to be scanned and color timed as part of the DI process. I began the project with trepidation, but in spite of the great distance between our two countries, there were no mistakes or technical problems, and I was completely satisfied with the final color timing.