Film Laboratory, Cinelab London, has joined with digital imaging and dailies facility On Set Tech in order to be able to offer both film and digital services – from pre-production to dailies deliverables – under one roof.

The two companies will now trade under the Cinelab London brand.

In addition to Cinelab London’s current services, the processing of all colour motion picture film gauges and providing the widest range of film scanners, delivery of secure film dailies and bespoke archive and restoration services, they will now also offer digital imaging services, custom-tailored digital dailies, colour and workflow support.

The two companies have been collaborating closely for a number of years and in addition to sharing premises at Cinelab London’s Slough laboratory, have already completed multiple projects, including the feature biopic on Sir Elton John – ‘Rocketman’, Edgar Wright’s psychological horror ‘Last Night in Soho’, Prano Bailey-Bond’s British horror film ‘Censor’ and Will Sharpe’s historical drama  ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’.

Following the merger, Adrian Bull will remain as Cinelab London CEO and Managing Directors of On Set Tech – Joshua Callis-Smith and Simon Chubbock will become CTO and COO respectively, of the new venture.

Adrian Bull, CEO, Cinelab London says: “This is a real milestone for Cinelab London; it’s an exciting time for the whole company. I have known On Set Tech founders Joshua Callis-Smith and Simon Chubbock for many years and admired their approach to client service, the quality and dedication to their work, and the culture and team they have created at On Set Tech. I am delighted that we are moving forward together, sharing a vision and synergies to leverage each other’s strengths. We will collectively continue to add value to productions making great content, whether originating on film or digital formats. Combining our businesses enables us to further provide the very best talent and expertise in our continuing purpose to support all filmmakers.”

Jon Creamer