Director: Nick Broomfield
Producer: Marc Hoeferlin
Broadcaster: Theatrical, Content, BBC, Showtime
Production Company: Lafayette Films
From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess,” the most awarded female artist ever. Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voice of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old. Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.
Conform, Nucoda grade, Alchemist frame rate conversion of archive, Archive restoration using Digital Vision Optics, Nucoda Digital Ciname Finishing, Avid Online with Mocha and Boris tools, Interra Baton Auto QC including PSE, BBC AS-11 DPP Delivery, DCP and DCDM Creation for Theatrical release.
Roundtable Films provided digital archive restoration using Digital Vision’s DVO plugins on never before seen footage of Whitney Houston as well as completing full grade and finishing on the film. Framerate conversion and upscaling was completed using a combination of SAM’s Alchemist XF system and Digital Vision’s DVO plugins.
The digital cinema version was mastered from a DCDM using Colorfront’s Transkoder system. “Colorfront Transkoder is an amazing piece of software. It’s lightning fast and has a broad range of creative and editorial tools that allow you to line up all of your deliverables to happen simultaneously.” stated Jack Jones, Technical Director of Roundtable Films. “It was the ideal tool for mastering the DCP and it’s QC tools enabled us to fully check and deliver the DCP as well as being able to make fast inserts without the need to re-encode” he added.
Grade: Jack Jones
Additional Grade and Archive Restoration: Claire Winter
Online Edit: Andres del Caño
Conform: Jack Jones
Online Edit Support: Sergei Dimlic and Izzy Akiwumi