Lester Dunton first became involved with Process projection when asked to sycronize the then new Moviecam SL to a Mitchell process projector on Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut" under the auspices of the legendary Charles Staffell. Since then Lester has gone on to provide many projection services to a wide range of productions.
We have an innovative method of back projection, combined with projected reactive lighting. We shoot plates in one of our specialised rigs and vehicles, and stabilise and pregrade plates before bringing to set. We can also assist in the procurement of vintage plates, before processing them. Onset playback allows for image reposition and grading to camera. Productions include Spectre, Harry Potter, Florence Foster, and many television productions including Sherlock, The Tunnel, and Critical, in planes trains and automobiles..
Projection technology is now at a stage where we can provide a cost effective replacement to translites and green screens, with the advantage of being in-camera. We have provided 20x10 meter screens for Scott Free production "Equals" in Singapore for a cg city view outside a highly reflective apartment set. We have recently created period Paris for "The Collection". We have also transformed a bar in Cardiff, Wales to 1950 New York, using mapped plasma screens outside the windows, playing period plates. This required minimal blackout, and minimal invasion on the sidewalk outside. Productions include Harry Potter Whomping Willow water movement, Equals, The Collection, and Poet in New York, and Broadchurch.
We have now also completed work on "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" where we created world record size scenic photorealistic backgrounds:
We can provide period or modified projectors and cameras for on screen use from our own collection, or our many contacts. We also have a section of semi silver mirror rigs. We can modify and manufacture equipment in our CNC equipped machine shop. Productions include "Inglorious Basterds" - screen burning sequence, "Hugo Cabret" - many modified projectors and lighting effect, "Angelas Ashes"- vintage cinema, "Before I Go To Sleep" - micro projection into Nicole Kidmans eye.. "Maleficent" - frame accurate motion controlled lighting effects, and many TV productions.
We are technically imaginative, and can come up with many projection ideas for unusual effects.