Dirty Looks DI Grading Theatre

Dirty Looks is an independent post production house in London's west end and in central Brussels. Launched by Tom Balkwill in 2010, we specialise in colour grading and mastering of independent British feature films and broadcast drama and also collaborate with directors of commercials, music videos, documentaries, broadcast long form, short films and fashion promos.

You can trust our highly experienced team to take care of every detail of your project, offering a bespoke service tailored to your needs.

Over the years we have worked on many exciting projects, from Danny Boyle’s London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony shorts to William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth, Jonathan Glazer’s Under The Skin and Shane Meadow's 4 part TV series, The Virtues.

Visit our portfolio to see our projects past and present.

Baselight Grading Theatre

4K Christie DCI Projection

Large comfortable grading theatre with a 6m screen, 5.1 Genelec sound, 3D capabilities and sofas that seat up to 20 guests.

DCP Mastering

Encrypted Digital Cinema Prints

DCP authoring and review of encrypted Digital Cinema Prints in our own theatre at 2K or 4K, delivering on CRU or via upload. KDM and DKDM encryption, festival key deliveries.

Broadcast Dolby Vision suite

Sony X310 HDR monitoring

4K Dolby Vision certified suite, centred around a Baselight system connected to our new Flame suite and a dedicated QC room.

VFX Reviews

Secure Data Management & Colour Pipeline

Hire our large theatre for multi-vendor VFX reviews. Studio clients can connect to DI theatres in globally for live 2K review. Recent attending directors include Tim Burton and Steve McQueen.

Flame Suites

HDR Monitoring

Our Linux Flame Suites allow for full Online & VFX workflow, running Baselight BLG integration for live colour reviews.

Deliverables, QC and Film Servicing

Quality Control and VTR suite

In-house QC services are available working from file or tape formats with 5.1 Genelec sound. Titles servicing for distributors inc. film storage, versioning and upload.