X2X Creative is excited to announce the launch of its new Soho-based HDR grading and online facility, right across the road from the current Poland Street theatrical boutique service.
Being part of the X2X Media Group, which includes Emmy and Oscar-winning brands PIX and CODEX, X2X Creative is now in a very strong position to support every type of production from high-end features to streaming content as we enter a new era and return to pre-pandemic levels for productions.
With such a rich pedigree of industry expertise and experience, the team have consistently and reliably supported some of the higher profile digital productions over the last decade, a sublime back catalogue of high-end dailies and DI that includes Gravity, World War Z, Zero Dark Thirty, Breathe, The Ritual, Maleficent 2, Mowgli, and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Executive Producer at X2X Creative Kim Honeyman, has an extensive project management background, looking after everything from high-end drama to large studio features. Kim adds, “We have always excelled at streamlining workflows, from camera through to final delivery. Being boutique means we can offer clients a unique one-to-one experience directly with our highly-qualified team, but still work within every budget.”
Most recently, Senior Colourists Vanessa Taylor and Dan Moran continue to deliver high-end grading and finishing. Between them they have worked with some of the industry’s most highly respected cinematographers and directors working, including Michael Seresin, Henry Braham, Ed Moore, Stephen Murphy, Anton Corbijn, David Tattersall, and Yorgos Lanthimos.
Recent facility projects include To Be Someone, Gunpowder Milkshake for Studio Canal, and No One gets Out Alive for Netflix.
To meet the increasing interest and demand for services they are extending the pool of creative talent by collaborating with Senior Online Editor and VFX artist Jaime Leonard (LOC Studios). Projects include White Lines, Peaky Blinders, Humans, and Killing Eve.
With the two facilities combined, we can now offer two HDR Grading Suites, two Baselight seats, a Grade1 Sony HX310 Mastering Panel, a Barco 4K-P Projector, all complemented by our in-house screening theatre.
Dark Fibre connectivity between the two, with a 100GB Network infrastructure, and an MTI Cortex Mastering System, allowing for mastering of DCPs, IMFs & AS-11 files, all come together to provide a very powerful, very cost-effective boutique facility, servicing a global industry.
In-house services allow remote working to continue to be a very secure and good experience for clients, now even more so in addressing the new style of working that COVID-19 has demanded of the industry. These services enable local and global productions to have ease of access to key creative and technical in-house resources.
Director of Sales, Justin Lanchbury comments, “The UK is currently one of the hottest destinations for high end production and post production, and there is more studio space in the UK than ever before and everywhere is full to capacity. It’s an extremely busy time and we are very excited to be able to support this extra demand with high calibre creative talent and resources. Our heritage in studio level Dailies and DI enables us to provide an ‘A-list’ experience and finish. No matter how big a production is, our team delivers beyond expectations and we look forward to supporting the UK film and television industry.”
Justin’s career highlights include Ex-Machina, Brooklyn, 71, Victor Frankenstein, No Time To Die, Moon.
We're holding a launch event for the new facility very soon and client tours are now being scheduled, so book your place!