Alan Hansen Joins The Lab Sydney to Head-Up DI Grading

The Lab Sydney has announced details of their further expansion plans with the addition of a key senior staff member and the purchase of an extensive multi-million dollar Digital Intermediate (DI) infrastructure complete with colour-grading theatrette.

Post-production specialist Alan Hansen joins the Lab Sydney as Senior DI Colourist and will be pivotal in the creation and set-up of the Lab's new DI theatrette. Hansen brings more than 28 years of experience with him to the Lab including his extensive knowledge of the film industry, from colour timing, film Laboratory supervision and sales, telecine department management to more recently, the set-up of digital intermediate suites through to the colour grading and mastering of features. His recent DI credits include "Catch a Fire", "Kokoda", "Little Fish", "Clubland" and "The Water Diary".

Hansen said, "The move to the Lab is the most exciting of my career. I was looking for a new challenge with a company that could help me fulfil it. The opportunity to set up the DI suite and theatrette at the Lab and to drive this business forward was exactly what I was looking for. I spoke to Michael Eder and Phil Watts and they explained the Lab's expansion plans and how DI was to play a major part in these and I was hooked".

Lab Client Services Director Michael Eder commented, "Alan is widely recognised as one of the top DI graders in Australia. He has a very well established track record, excellent relationships with key directors and his portfolio is of the highest calibre. His experience with the Baselight kit was a perfect fit for the DI grading facilities we will be offering".

As part of a major expansion plan, the Lab is in the process of building a custom made DI suite which will house the latest in DI grading equipment including a Northlight 2 film scanner, Baselight 4 Colour Grading System and a purpose-built theatrette utilising a Barco 2K projector.