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
I finally had the chance to try on set color grading! It all started when director of photography Jean-Philippe Bernier and I were grading the Vallée Duhamel Studio Launch video he had shot. He talked about a software called LiveGrade he had bought for on set grading. JP was planning to test it on a short film he was shooting and producing in two weeks for the ABC of Death contest. He asked me if that would be someth
Here’s the latest music video I color grading @ SHED on Autodesk Lustre! You might recognize the first shot that I used for this week‘s Color Grading Breakdown Series video. Very fun project to work on! I really like the final look we achieved. Credits Director: Iouri Philippe Paillé Cinematography: Gab BT Editing: David Valiquette Production: Parce Que Films Artist: Elisapie Song: Life is What you Make I
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
This one was tricky to grade. A commercial featuring a lot of visual effects is always a new experiment in terms of post production workflow. The entire post was done here @ SHED. There was a lot of work to do and everything had to be done simultaneously in order to meet the deadline. This meant that I had to grade the original footage and plates out of context (without having the shots composited together). Good com
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