Onward to Flame 2016

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Oct 8, 2015 | New Stuff

I’m proud to announce I’ve added Flame 2016 to the post-production workflow at Finland Finish. It’s taken a few years to get to this point, and it’s a huge leap forward in terms of my capabilities and workflow. Why Flame? It goes back to when I first started in post around 1994. Flame was just gaining traction as the best high-end VFX and finishing solution for feature films and commercials. It was one of those over-the-shoulder tools, where an artist…

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Breakdown: SSFCU

These recent SSFCU spots were a blast to help create. The Power Tales campaign features iconic fairy tale women in a modern environment; extolling the virtues of banking with SSFCU. There’s Little Red Riding Hood – evading the Big Bad Wolf, Snow White – lovingly accompanied by her birds, Cinderella – blinged-out and bankrolled, and Rapunzel – nestled away in her ivory tower. Working closely with the creative at Greatest Common Factory, we stylized each character with their own unique look….

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From Sundance to Berlinale

Still from Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

2014 is starting out with a bang. Two feature film projects – the Zellner Brothers’ Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood – had their respective premieres at the Sundance Film Festival. Nick completed all visual effects work for both films – Kumiko, which features a total of 16 VFX scenes and Boyhood, which features 7. Kumiko is the story of a lonely Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota to seek out the mythical treasure from the film Fargo. A dreamy work, full of…

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Tim’s Vermeer, Coming to a Theater Near You

Color and Finish for National Gypsum

We had the pleasure of color grading and finishing this fantastic documentary, Tim’s Vermeer, by Teller (yes, of Penn & Teller). Sony Pictures Classics will be distributing it to theaters this Winter. Tim’s Vermeer is the story of inventor Tim Jenison and his obsession with the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. After receiving a book on Vermeer written by artist David Hockney, Jenison becomes fixated on the theory that Vermeer used technology to paint his masterpieces. Utilizing clever arrangements of mirrors, Jenison, an inventor…

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Ground Control to Major Com

DaVinci Resolve Control Panels

Welcome to the new and improved Finland Finish website. Our friends at Zangrilli Creative architected this fine digital domicile. We are very pleased to have a new place to showcase our work and step up our presence on the internets! Cat pics to follow. In other news, there’s a new toy at the studio – a shiny new set of Resolve control panels. In addition to streamlining the color grading process, they have pretty colored lights and a T-Bar that kinda feels like we’re running…

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