Chennai: A city based digital and media production house has done post production work of a Hollywood movie, probably for the first time in India.
The final touches to the horror movie ‘Ways’, directed by Hollywood film-maker Corrie, likely to be released by June, was given by Digital Magic Visuals India Ltd here.
Filmed on a high resolution Red Digital camera the film revolves around a haunted house situated in a forest in New York. Though a horror movie, it was made during the day time.
“We gave the colour correction as if it was shot in a thick dense forest during night,” Digital Magic Visuals India MD Arulmoorthy said.
He said in such a camera we can store the visuals in a chip and during post-production work we gave the visual effects and re-recorded on a 35mm negative.
“The entire visual effects, re-recording, colour correction and editing for the film was done by us and I think this is the first time an Indian company has done the post-production work of a Hollywood movie,” he said.
Arulmoorthy said the film crew, which was here for the past one month for the post production work on visuals, “was very happy” on the outcome of the movie.
“They expressed complete satisfaction over the work. I expect them to come back again and again here,” he said.
He added, “the main reason for Corrie to assign the work to us was the cost factor. This is like the IT industry. Due to the availability of cheap labour they selected the Indian company.”