Color Grading Breakdown: Danser

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 video gives you an idea or two for your own projects. Enjoy!

Color Grading Breakdown:


color grading screenshots


Director: Élisabeth Desbiens
Director of Photography: Steeve Desrosiers
Editor: Jean-Pierre Demers
Color Grading: Charles-Étienne Pascal
Music: Peter Venne (Paris) Jean-Olivier Bégin (MTL)
Art Director: Camille Boileau

Graded @ SHED on Autodesk Lustre

Charles-Etienne Pascal is a freelance digital colorist working in Montreal, Canada. His line of work mainly consist of advertising, but he also very much enjoys grading music videos, short films and documentaries. Chuck likes photography, motorcycles, travelling, bouldering, guitar and of course color grading.
  1. Jace Reply

    Hi Charles! I just discovered your blog via Vimeo.

    I really like this look, and was hoping you could offer a write up of what these steps? It was a little hard to know exactly what you were manipulating in the video alone!

    Great work. Greetings from Australia :)

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