Nice Shoes Adds MTI Film’s Control Dailies

Introduces industry-leading dailies solution for episodic television to the New York market.

MTI Film has installed three Control Dailies systems at Nice Shoes, New York. The new systems will enable the facility to expand beyond its core market, commercial post production, into television and film, with a proven dailies solution for New York-based television productions.

A long-time leader in commercial post production, Nice Shoes is eager to tap into New York’s growing film and television market. “We've wanted to extend our successful commercial post services into the entertainment area for some time now,” says Nice Shoes CEO Dominic Pandolfino. “So moving forward with MTI’s Control Dailies provides us with the added ability to service customers in this very important space.”

As part of the installation, MTI Film and Nice Shoes have entered into a strategic partnership allowing for full service, bicoastal dailies and finishing in a compatible environment linked by a dedicated high-speed internet connection. “MTI’s proven Control Dailies technology coupled with our talent base will provide producers with the comfort of knowing that Nice Shoes is able to expertly finish entertainment projects in an established environment,” adds Nice Shoes Robert Keske.

Control Dailies is a complete workflow solution for processing dailies from any camera format. Camera media of all types can be ingested in a single timeline for easy audio-image synchronization, metadata logging, color correction and automated background rendering of digital deliverables. Now available in version 8.2.0, Control Dailies is the choice of post houses in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Miami, New Orleans, Toronto and other media centers for the on-time delivery of high-quality editorial and review media.

Nice Shoes partner Chris Ryan and Keske traveled to Los Angeles to demo Control Dailies. “Their conclusion was that Control Dailies is the best and most complete solution they've seen in the space. With ten years of development, it's what you'd expect," Pandolfino notes.

“MTI Film is very pleased to have its technology introduced to the New York entertainment market through Nice Shoes,” says MTI Film CEO Larry Chernoff. “The quality of Nice Shoes’ creative and engineering staff ensures that customers will be well served.”

About Nice Shoes:

NYC-based Nice Shoes is a full service, artist-driven design, animation, visual effects and color grading studio specializing in high-end commercials, web content, film, TV and music videos. Since its inception in 1996, the studio has prided itself on consistently reinvesting in its talent, technical backbone, and client experience to set the standard of excellence both creatively and technically. Key company principals include: CEO/Partner Dominic Pandolfino, Colorists/Partners Chris Ryan and Lez Rudge, VFX Artist/Partner Rich Schreck, MD Kristen Martini, CDs Brian Bowman and Aron Baxter, CIO Robert Keske, Senior Producer Pat Portela, and Brand Director Justin Pandolfino.