I have been working on a personal website for a couple of weeks and it’s finally ready! I love color grading. It’s a great job. But before working full time as a colorist, I was freelancing as a director, motion designer and photographer. I don’t have the time anymore to combine all of them together now… but I still enjoy and have time for photography. It’s a great hobby and it’s a
Talk about a fun project to grade! After working on a few commercials with DP John Londono, I finally had the chance to collaborate with him on a music video. John’s images came out great straight from the camera, but we knew that they could benefit from color grading. Having worked together on other projects, he knew my style and gave me carte blanche… which is is so much different (and a bit refreshing!
The last time I graded a Misteur Valaire music video, the breakdown got quite popular… so it was a no brainer to put together a brand new one for their latest single, Life Gets Brutal. I’m very happy with the final result. There is a load of secondaries on every single shot, but in the end, it stills feels organic and smooth. If you haven’t seen Iouri Philippe Paillé’s rad and NSFW music video
Last March, I was in Tunisia shooting the last block of Mohamed, my girlfriend’s independent documentary project. We’ve been working on this project for over 2 years and it felt great to finish this adventure in the home country of Mohamed. My girlfriend and I had the chance to live in an unique and warm Tunisian family for a month and it was a great life experience. We bought a Canon 5D Mark III for this
I had prepared a couple of color grading passes for a breakdown video I wanted to do for the horror short Marked For Murder a few months ago, but ended up using only one shot for a Color Grading Steps article and forgot about the remaining shots. I rediscovered them while cleaning some old files and couldn’t let them sleep on my hard drive! These shots are pretty cool and I still love the look after all this ti
It’s been ages since I posted a breakdown! Nothing too crazy, but still fun to watch (I’m working on a much more complicated breakdown… coming soon!) Without further ado, here it is : Color Grading Breakdown I have to confess, I’m starting to fall for the “flat look”. Yes indeed…I’m liking creamy shadows nowadays. I think it can be beautiful if used wisely and more impo
I promised you guys a color grading breakdown video for the latest short films I graded and it’s finally ready! The ratio was pretty wide and for the purpose of this breakdown I took the liberty to zoom in a little bit so that the changes were more visible in the end. The music, written by Peter Venne, is taken directly from the Paris film. I’m very happy with the different looks and hope this breakdown
I’m currently putting together a new color grading breakdown for two dance short films I worked on and while scrubbing through the shots I remembered a glitch I was proud to have fixed at the time! In a particular scene, there is a dancer performing by the water under light rain. I lowered the highlights and gave the scene a desaturated cyan look that muted most of other colors. The result was dark, eerie and m