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Picture Shop acquires Vancouver-based Finalé

Picture Shop has acquired Finalé Post in Vancouver. Burbank-based Picture Shop, which provides finishing and VFX work for episodic television, including The Walking Dead, NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, had been looking to make an expansion into the Vancouver market. The company will be branded Finalé, a Picture Shop company.

“Having a Vancouver-based location has always been a strategy of ours, but it was very important to find the right company,” says Picture Shop president Bill Romeo. “We are thrilled to incorporate Finalé into the Picture Shop family. With the amount of content being produced, our goal is to always have strategic locations that support our clients’ needs but still maintain our company’s philosophy — creating an experience with the highest level of service and a creative partnership with our clients.”

Launched in 1988 by Finalé CEO and industry veteran Don Thompson, Finalé is located in the center of Vancouver and has served most major studios. Finalé offers a host of post production services, ranging from digital dailies and color, through 4K HDR finishing and editorial. It also offers mobile dailies and editorial rentals in Toronto and other major Canadian production centers. Finalé’s credits include Descendants 3, iZombie, Tomorrowland and The Magicians.

Main Image: ( L-R) Picture Shop’s Tom Kendall and Robert Glass, Finalé’s Don Thompson, Picture Shop’s Bill Romeo and Finalé’s Andrew Jha.


The ‘Circa 1948’ project: using today’s technology to visit the past

Have you ever wanted to travel back in time to see how people lived, to walk the streets and listen in on conversations in the vernacular of the time? Well, now you can.

We recently reached out to Loc Dao, executive producer and creative technologist at the Vancouver-based National Film Board of Canada, to find out more about its Circa 1948 project, which takes people back to a photoreal Vancouver in 1948. In addition to Dao, who is co-producer on Circa 1948, art lead Jonny Ostrem also weighs in.

This immersive experience — for iPhone, iPad, installation and interactive desktop — lets viewers travel in time, so to speak. For those of you who are fans of Star Trek: Next Generation, you are going to love this. But it’s more than just traveling back in time to meet Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Continue reading