Olympusat Inc. based in West Palm Beach is working with inde-pendent film libraries to restore classic Mexican films and bring them to Spanish-speaking TV audiences in the U.S. An important part of the restoration is the coloring process. Senior Colorist Jim Wicks has color restored nearly 200 films in the past two years! Wicks is a recognized and well-respected Colorist in the post-production community, and has worked in motion pictures and television over 30 years. “The key is to ‘listen’ to the film with your eyes. The films are all color damaged, but they will tell you where they want to go. I lead a great team of artists. We are all helping to bring joy to millions of movie fans of these classi c Spanish-language films,” said Wicks.

Olympusat Inc.’s founder and CEO, Tom Mohler said this business line was launched two years ago due to the need for restored classics in high definition for the company’s Ultra Clasico TV network, which features award-winning movies from Mexican and Latin American cinema (1930-1980). The films are sent to the company’s post-production centers in West Palm Beach and Mexico City where they are digitized and restored frame by frame to eliminate scratches, dust and dirt, correct sound defects and recover the film’s original color. Among various agreements with film libraries, Olympusat reached a deal with Mexican company Movie Mex International to restore films from its 800-movie archive, including titles such as “La Escondida” (1955), and “La Vida No Vale Nada” (1954). Olympusat offers a variety of other post-production services as well. For more information visit olympusat.com.




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