MONOGRAM AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The artistic vision of Monogram principal Ricardo Rivera blankets Park City, Utah like glowing snow at this year’s Sundance Film Festival (January 16 – 26), where Monogram’s innovative expertise in production and post-production are on display for the duration of the festival in two high-profile projects.

Monogram’s team of editors, producers and animators brought a vast cinematic skill set to the post work on these unique projects. Monogram’s work continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in production and post, from television commercials to long-form work unconstrained by the screen. Monogram provided all of the post-production, effects, animation and color grading for the official pre-roll trailer to be shown in front of each of the festival’s 200 screenings this year. The trailer, produced by Monogram’s sister company Klip Collective, is an homage to the festival’s 30 year history and features bits of many films that premiered at Sundance, including Reservoir Dogs, Clerks, and Little Miss Sunshine.

Using architectural video projection mapping shot on location in Park City and time lapse footage shot on green screen at Monogram’s Philadelphia studio, Monogram’s post work included 4K compositing in After Effects, 3D modeling in Cinema 4D, a color grade on an 18-foot DI theater screen and a Dolby 5.1 sound mix.  For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the official 2014 Sundance Film Festival trailer, click here (or watch for it before any screening if you’re lucky enough to be at Sundance this year).

The Sundance Institute’s New Frontier program was created to identify and foster independent artists innovating in the art and form of storytelling at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, music and technology. Last year, Monogram handled all of the post-production for What's He Building in There?, Klip Collective’s contribution to Sundance’s 2013 New Frontier program. That piece was so well-received that New Frontier asked the team to create a new installation for the 2014 festival. The Projectionist is a nine-minute architectural video projection mapping installation that will be shown on the exterior of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre every evening during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The piece serves as a visual bridge between the dramatic "The Projectionist" and the 2014 Festival Trailer. Each night of the 2014 festival, passers-by on Main Street in Park City will witness the exterior walls of the Egyptian Theatre appearing to fall away, revealing a film projectionist’s mysterious interactions with characters from classic Sundance films, including Hedwig from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs and characters from The Blair Witch Project. The Huffington Post recently called "The Projectionist" one of "The 10 Must-See Art Films At Sundance".

Monogram’s team of editors, producers and animators brought a vast cinematic skill set to the post work on these unique projects. Monogram’s work continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in production and post, from television commercials to long-form work unconstrained by the screen.