The Shape of Water takes shape at Toronto’s post facility of Deluxe

DeluxeWhen it was time for master storyteller Guillermo del Toro del Toro to post The Shape of Water, he and his team came back to Deluxe’s all-inclusive post facility in Toronto where he’d finished many previous projects that included his last features Crimson Peak and multiple-Oscar-winner Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape of Water was shot by Dan Lassen, with visual effects provided by Mr. X. The feature stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

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Deluxe Toronto was designed to provide infrastructure and artistry necessary to offer a full set of end-to-end post services like dailies, conform, final color, VFX, and a full sound mixing stage all under a single roof.

“Post workflows are changing rapidly,” says Nick Iannelli, Sr. VP post production, Deluxe Toronto “and schedules are always tightening. Our setup allows filmmakers to work on all aspects of post under one roof,” he added.

Deluxe colourist Chris Wallace handled final color (for D-cinema and an HDR-10 home video pass) based on specific looks Laustsen had built during principal photography.

Mixers Christian T. Cooke and Brad Zoern worked on one of the company’s hybrid Avid/Harrison mixing consoles, Mix One, which is also the largest Dolby Atmos setup in all of Canada. “The experience was very positive,” recalls Producer J. Miles Dale. “Having all these services together allowed post production to happen more quickly and, most importantly, it let Guillermo focus more of his time and attention on being creative.”

The Shape of Water is another-worldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The film, which has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, received the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, was released in New York to the highest per-screen average in the country.

When it was time for master storyteller Guillermo del Toro del Toro to post The Shape of Water, he and his team came back to Deluxe’s all-inclusive post facility in Toronto where he’d finished many previous projects that included his last feature Crimson Peak and multiple-Oscar-winner Pan’s Labyrinth.

The Shape of Water was shot by Dan Lassen, with visual effects provided by Mr. X. The feature stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Deluxe Toronto was designed to provide infrastructure and artistry necessary to offer a full set of end-to-end post services like dailies, conform, final color, VFX, and a full sound mixing stage all under a single roof.
“Post workflows are changing rapidly,” says Nick Iannelli, Sr. VP post production, Deluxe Toronto “and schedules are always tightening. Our setup allows filmmakers to work on all aspects of post under one roof,” he added.
Deluxe colourist Chris Wallace handled final color (for D-cinema and an HDR-10 home video pass) based on specific looks Laustsen had built during principal photography.
Mixers Christian T. Cooke and Brad Zoern worked on one of the company’s hybrid Avid/Harrison mixing consoles, Mix One, which is also the largest Dolby Atmos setup in all of Canada. “The experience was very positive,” recalls Producer J. Miles Dale. “Having all these services together allowed post production to happen more quickly and, most importantly, it let Guillermo focus more of his time and attention on being creative.”
The Shape of Water is another-worldly fable set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The film, which has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, received the Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival, was released in New York to the highest per-screen average in the country.