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
It’s time for a new Color Grading Breakdown! Color Grading Breakdown For this week’s Color Grading Breakdown, I picked a shot from a music video I shot and directed a little over a year ago. I chose this shot because it was done with very basic gear that most of you guys should have acces too: a Canon Rebel T3i, a tripod (optional), a computer, a friend and a street. Get out there, shoot something and gra
After a two month hiatus, the Color Grading Breakdown Series is back! Meet Adrien in the 6th shot of the series: Color Grading Breakdown Adrien is a web series I wrote last year. My team and I applied for a major grant here in Canada and made it to the last stage of the selection… but we unfortunately didn’t get the funds. You can view the teasers we did that got us this far in the selection process here.
I wrote an extensive post a couple of weeks ago about on set color grading with Pomfort Livegrade in which I couldn’t resist including a breakdown video. My plan was to write a second Color Grading Steps article similar to the one I did for Bellevue Avenue… but things got crazy and I’ve been very busy working on a couple of spots and a documentary feature just before Christmas. Fast forward a few we
This week on the Color Grading Breakdown Series… Zombies!!! I know I know. Halloween’s over. But zombies are popular all year long… no? Color Grading Breakdown As a colorist @ SHED, I am now using Autodesk Lustre and I know a lot of you guys don’t have acces to this software. So this week I wanted to pick a shot I did when I was still grading as a freelancer without the support of a post produ
Here’s this week’s breakdown : Color Grading Breakdown Color grading a music video is so different than a commercial. Both are fun to work on, but music video clients usually give much more freedom to the director and the colorist. For this project, we decided to push to look towards something more stylized by adding purple in the shadows. You always have to be careful when you do this kind of effectR
It’s Friday and it’s time for a fresh new Colo Grading Breakdown! Check out these 2 mean cops : Color Grading Breakdown Sometimes a simple two shot might seem simple to grade, but when you add up all the small details it can get quite elaborate. Grading done in Autodesk Lustre @ SHED Montreal. Step 01 A simple S Curve to boost the contrast and a Saturation Curve to bring back some colors. Step 02 Primary
Here’s this week fresh out of the water Color Grading Breakdown Series shot : Color Grading Breakdown It was the first time I had to grade an underwater shot. The highlights react a bit differently due to the water, so you have to be extra careful when adjusting them. It does create nice textures that you can’t get outside of the water though! This shot was filmed inside a pool, but the directors didnR