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Finally a plant that will not die for lack of light ☺️#lego #decoration #birdofparadise #postproduction #darkness #color...
11/01/2021

Finally a plant that will not die for lack of light ☺️
#lego #decoration #birdofparadise #postproduction #darkness #colorgrading

Finally a plant that will not die for lack of light ☺️
#lego #decoration #birdofparadise #postproduction #darkness #colorgrading

With #StartUp being in the top 4 streamed shows on Netflix, we wanted to share some of our favorite #HDR workflow tricks...
06/14/2021
Beyond the looks of StartUp LightBender’s favorite HDR workflow techniques

With #StartUp being in the top 4 streamed shows on Netflix, we wanted to share some of our favorite #HDR workflow tricks that enabled us to work faster and smarter. 💡

#r3d #red #shotonred #UHD #HDR #startup #netflix #sony #colorgrading #DP

We were super excited to see that the StartUp series, one of our all-time favorite projects, is now available on Netflix. This has brought up so many great memories that we wanted to share some HDR workflow tips and tricks that enabled us to work faster, smarter, and deliver a great-looking show. Sh...

The Los Angeles Post Production Group session featuring our founder Juan Ignacio Cabrera is now live on YouTube. Check i...
06/02/2021
Finishing The Alienist with Mistika | LAPPG

The Los Angeles Post Production Group session featuring our founder Juan Ignacio Cabrera is now live on YouTube. Check it out to see how we designed the color-grading and finishing workflow for TNT’s The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. Thank you, Wendy Woodhall and Woody Woodhall for having us! 😊

SGO Mistika

https://youtu.be/Ni6DubjvjWo

Finishing The Alienist with Mistika | LAPPG -- New videos online monthly. -- SUBSCRIBE HERE - http://bit.ly/2IzNYsCJuan CabreraLightbender Posthttps://www.li...

03/15/2021
B&A: 'Max Winslow & The House of Secrets'

What do you get when you combine a thriller with 80's science fiction? ‘Max Winslow and The House of Secrets’

Maxwinslowmovie
Director: Sean Olson
DP: Isaac Alongi
Sound Design: Andres Boulton
Music Composer: Jason Brandt

Maxwinslowmovie

#maxwinslow #filmmakers #director #cinematographer #dop #dp #R3D #ShotOnRed #film #color #colorgrading #colorcorrection #etalonaje #resolve #Mistika #moviedirector #filmaking #edit #production #filmproduction #coloristsociety

Thank you @Innova Spain for featuring our founder Juan Ignacio Cabrera. 😎#interview #colorist #postproduction #asc
03/12/2021
Juan Ignacio Cabrera, el colorista español que se codea con los mejores directores de fotografía de Hollywood - innovación en español

Thank you @Innova Spain for featuring our founder Juan Ignacio Cabrera. 😎

#interview #colorist #postproduction #asc

El trabajo desarrollado en LightBender, su estudio de posproducción ubicado en la californiana Santa Mónica, y su faceta divulgativa, le han valido para ser miembro asociado de la prestigiosa ASC, Sociedad Americana de Cinematografía. “Creo que le debemos mucho a Netflix”

[New Blog] Working on an indie production can be challenging, but if you approach it with the right mindset, it can be e...
02/19/2021
Five tips and tricks when grading an indie feature film

[New Blog] Working on an indie production can be challenging, but if you approach it with the right mindset, it can be enjoyable and a springboard for your career. 🙂

https://www.lightbenderpost.com/post/five-tips-and-tricks-when-grading-an-indie-feature-film

#color #indieproduction #indiefilm #atomica #deepburial #colorcorrection #etalonaje #etalonage #colorist #colorgrading #VFX #mastering #filmmaking #filmmakers #finishing #postworkflow #R3D #shotonred

Many people believe that working on blockbuster projects is much more difficult than on smaller ones, but anyone who has ever been involved in both worlds knows it is really not like that. A $200 million movie usually has no shortage of lights, sets look amazing, the cameras and lenses are probably....

Finally had the time to go through the certification process!! Thank you Dolby for making it happen in the times of Covi...
01/13/2021

Finally had the time to go through the certification process!! Thank you Dolby for making it happen in the times of Covid. So proud to be a Dolby Vision Certified Facility.
#HDR #DolbyVision #mistika #resolve #HP #colorscience #colorgrading #cinematography #ASC

Testing new monitor with automatic desk de-cluttering system...#Cat #Post #HP #colorgrading
01/07/2021

Testing new monitor with automatic desk de-cluttering system...
#Cat #Post #HP #colorgrading

Really interesting post from our Mixing Light friends!
01/04/2021
Help Matching These Shots, Please!

Really interesting post from our Mixing Light friends!

A member asked for some advice on matching two shots that had distinctly different looks. In this Mailbag, we discuss strategies for matching these shots.

12/30/2020

Waving goodbye to 2020 with highlights from some of our favourite projects. 😎 Here’s to New year and new adventures! 🥳

#colorgrading #color #cinematography #colorist #filmmakers #arri #alexa #raw #anamorphic #shotonred #R3D #mistika #postproduction #dp #alienist #netflix #paramount #tnt #DakotaFanning #DanielBrühl #LukeEvans #sony #amazonoriginal #startup #ronperlman #chadmichaelmurray #timothyburton #Microsoft #ShawnAshmore #AidanGillen

12/24/2020
Michael Giacchino presents "Christmas Number One" featuring Itchy Teeth

Color is about finding the soul, not just picture perfection... See how we embraced the 8mm texture with the guys from the Itchy Teeth in their recently released single “Christmas Number One”, written by our friend Michael Giacchino together with Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson. Happy Holidays everyone!

#musicvideo #christmas #christmasnumberone #filmmakers #video #filmmaking #super8 #8mm #color #grading #cinematography #postproduction #restoration

Songwriters: Michael Giacchino, Elyssa Samsel, Kate AndersonItchy Teeth: Oli Booker, Xav Clarke, Charlie HannahArranged and Produced by John Robert WoodAvail...

Is there a better way to kick off our brand new Blog than remembering "Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the 5th annivers...
12/22/2020

Is there a better way to kick off our brand new Blog than remembering "Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on the 5th anniversary of its release?

Have a look at Juan Cabrera’s retrospective on the post workflow he designed at Bad Robot and how things evolved from then. Let us know what you think!

https://www.lightbenderpost.com/post/starwars-vii-advanced-workflows

#postworkflow #starwars #TB #jjabrams #stereo3D #s3d #vfx #cinematography #color #colorgrading #filmmakers #filmmaker #mistika #resolve #BadRobot #Disney

It was such a great pleasure working with the outstanding DP Kira Kelly, ASC on the Daytime Emmy-nominated Hulu Original...
12/15/2020

It was such a great pleasure working with the outstanding DP Kira Kelly, ASC on the Daytime Emmy-nominated Hulu Original "East Los High". The show's big push towards inclusion and social change was very present in our minds when working on skin tones, environments, and looks. ☺

To boost and significantly optimize resources of the project, we developed a hybrid workflow with DIT, @Jordan Harriman, enabling us to non-destructively use the color developed on-set, ignore it completely and start working from scratch, or combine both.

#color #colorgrading #arri #alexa #arrialexa #postworkflow #cinematography #ASC #filmmakers #portrait #beautywork

The Falcon has landed!#StarWars #Lego #Decoration #Nerd #Geek #postproduction
11/24/2020

The Falcon has landed!
#StarWars #Lego #Decoration #Nerd #Geek #postproduction

11/16/2020
The International Colorist Academy

Thanks The International Colorist Academy for the invitation! ☺️

We are happy to announce that founder of LightBender Post, Lead Colorist and Stereographer Juan Ignacio Cabrera will be giving a talk on starting a boutique post house, working on major Hollywood grades and working with studios and clients.

Juan will also hold a breakout room after his session for more chats & questions.

This panel will run 6pm LA 12th Dec/ 10am SG 13 Dec/ 1pm Syd 13 Dec. This is just one of 24+ industry talks at the Mixer - get your ticket today at 24 hour online Colorist Mixer 2020 - by CSI & iColorist ICA
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#postproduction #mistika #posthouse #ColoristMixer #coloristmixer2020 #colorist #colourist #colorgrading #colourgrading #colorcorrection #postproduction #filmlooks #moviemaking Colorist Mixer Colorist Society International - CSI

Honored to be nominated for Outstanding Color Grading for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness!#HPAAwards #colorgrading #CSI ...
10/22/2020

Honored to be nominated for Outstanding Color Grading for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness!
#HPAAwards #colorgrading #CSI #arrialexa #SGO #Mistika

The Killers live in Pandora now!!!!We are absolutely honored to being part of it.
09/16/2020
Pandora Live: The Killers

The Killers live in Pandora now!!!!
We are absolutely honored to being part of it.

The Pandora Live events you know and love, now from the comfort of your home. Get ready to see The Killers like never before on September 15th at 9PM ET.

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08/11/2020

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Repost. Great insight on The Alienist process Cathal! —@arri “I knew I wanted to light “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness”...
08/11/2020

Repost. Great insight on The Alienist process Cathal!

@arri “I knew I wanted to light “The Alienist: Angel of Darkness” in a very stylistic way but in some way maintain a sense of naturalism to the image. I chose the ALEXA Mini and the ARRI Master Anamorphics as my camera package.

Even though I was using a lot of smoke as diffusion, the Master Anamorphics still rendered an image that was sharp from edge to edge, but had a naturalistic feel. I was also working with a lot of blue screen set extensions and I didn’t want too much flare but I was still looking for an anamorphic feel especially on the closeups which is what I got from the Master Anamorphics. The lenses don’t draw attention to themselves with very little artefacts or breathing but they always maintained a cinematic, pleasing image.

In “Angel of Darkness,” we wanted an image that was full of contrast both in the interior scenes and exterior scenes but an image that never lost detail in the dark areas. I found that shooting RAW on the ALEXA Mini and using the Master Anamorphics that we had so much information in the image even at very low light levels. The 1.9 stop across the set (180mm at 2.8) was amazing and enabled me at one point to light 2 of our leading cast with one candle. I was nervous but thankfully it worked out in the end! In fact, I would say 90% of the shots were at 1.9 (Sorry Chris and Rida 1st ACs!)

Pairing the Anamorphics with the ALEXA Mini was an easy match as I needed a camera that was extremely versatile and that wouldn't compromise on image quality. One minute a Mini was handheld in a carriage and the next minute it was on a technocrane.

I didn’t want to compromise how I was going to light “Angel of Darkness” and this is where the ARRI Master Anamorphics and the ALEXA Mini really came into their own. Ultimately, it’s all about telling a story and I felt with the camera package I had I got a naturalistic feel in a very stylistic setting which was what I was after.”

-DP Cathal Watters
Project: @thealienisttnt
The Alienist season Finale airs on Sunday on @tntdrama
The Alienist was serviced by @arrirental in Budapest @ Santa Monica, California

Get ready for the final episodes of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness tomorrow on TNT!We are very proud of this project an...
08/08/2020

Get ready for the final episodes of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness tomorrow on TNT!
We are very proud of this project and the incredible work from colorists Juan Cabrera, C.S.I @juan_i_cabrera and Fran Lorite, C.S.I. @loritefj
DP: Cathal Watters @watterscathal
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@coloristsociety #coloristsociety #colorgrading #arri #alexa #raw #anamorphic #sgo #mistika #colorist #cinematography #postproduction #dp #color #paramount #tnt #dakotafanning #danielbrühl #lukeevans @ Santa Monica, California

SGO Mistika
07/20/2020
SGO Mistika

SGO Mistika

We are delighted to announce a special online Mistika 10 Masterclass, where LA colorist and finishing artist Juan Cabrera will discuss high-profile episodic finishing workflow using Mistika Ultima and Mistika Boutique. 🧐 This live event will take place on 23 July 2020 at 18:00 UTC (14:00 ET / 11:00 PDT). Sign up now ➡️ https://bit.ly/3e7kHnT

Juan Cabrera is a lead colorist and founder of LightBender Post, a boutique-sized finishing facility in Santa Monica, who recently finished The Alienist: Angel of Darkness for TNT (Paramount Pictures) using Mistika Ultima for conform, online, color, and final deliverables.

07/13/2020
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

We need strong women!

Only she can solve this case. #TheAlienist: Angel of Darkness premieres July 19 at 9/8c on TNT Drama

07/12/2020
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness

The wait is almost over!! Enjoy an amazing show, with our color magic, in just a few days...

Their chemistry is undeniable. John Moore and Sara Howard return in #TheAlienist: Angel of Darkness—premiering July 19 at 9/8c on TNT Drama

05/21/2020

We can finally talk about this!!!
“Angel of Darkness” coming to you real soon!
#TheAlienist #Color #Alexa #Anamorphic #DakotaFanning #DanielBrühl #LukeEvans #TNT #Paramount #TV

Way before we were lucky enough to work on the franchise, we were fans. And this feels really good!! Congrats to everyon...
11/12/2019

Way before we were lucky enough to work on the franchise, we were fans. And this feels really good!! Congrats to everyone involved!

08/20/2019
THX Ltd.

It’s finally out! Please enjoy the new #THX 35 anniversary Deep Note trailer. Color Grading by Juan Ignacio Cabrera at LightBender.
Insane CG Images by Andrew Kramer, Out-of-this-world sound design by Robbert Stambler, beyond amazing sound mix by Lindsey Alvarez and William Files. And at the helm, producing it all Mr. Ben Rosenblatt!

You all have been patient enough! Here it is, our new #DeepNote trailer!

(Use headphones to hear it in THX Spatial Audio)

Be ready for tomorrow! #THX
08/19/2019

Be ready for tomorrow! #THX

Don't miss it!

07/25/2019

Great series to start binge-watching while you enjoy your summer vacation!

Happy Friday!! We hope you have a great Memorial weekend :-)External shot of the house from the movie "The Final Wish"Di...
05/25/2019

Happy Friday!! We hope you have a great Memorial weekend :-)
External shot of the house from the movie "The Final Wish"
Dir: @timothywoodwardjr DP: @pablodiez

04/20/2019
PES

Very proud of this piece we colored for PES&Corona, and for a great cause!!!
Our animation heart jumps with joy! 😊
#ProtectParadise #EarthDay

Marine plastic pollution harms over 800 animal species. This Earth Day, help protect our wildlife by avoiding single-use plastics and by joining a beach clean-up at ProtectParadise.com. #ProtectParadise #EarthDay

A moment with #DominicMonaghan in the SciFi movie AtomicaDirected By: Dagen Merrill  DP: Timothy A. BurtonInstagram: @Li...
02/26/2019

A moment with #DominicMonaghan in the SciFi movie Atomica
Directed By: Dagen Merrill DP: Timothy A. Burton
Instagram: @LightBender_Post

Amazing #RonPerlman from@startup_crackle Season 3Created by: Ben Ketai  DP: Timothy BurtonInstagram: @LightBender_Post
01/31/2019

Amazing #RonPerlman from
@startup_crackle Season 3
Created by: Ben Ketai DP: Timothy Burton
Instagram: @LightBender_Post

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Our latest show, coming out real soon!! Done in UHDTV and HDR using SGO Mistika