Color Grading Breakdown: Life Gets Brutal

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, be sure to check it out below, it’s definitely something worth watching.

Color Grading Breakdown:


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color grading misteur valaire

color grading misteur valaire

color grading misteur valaire

color grading misteur valaire

Uncensored Music Video:

Previous Misteur Valaire Breakdowns:


Starring: Maxime Alexandre Racicot
Director: Iouri Philippe Paillé
1st AD: Alexandra Quesnel
Art Director: Carolyne De Bellefeuille
Set Decorator: Patricia Denis
Set Decorator: Marie-Anne Lapointe
Stylist: Izabel Soucy
Make-Up: Tania Major
Key Gaffer: Cody Larocque
Casting: Roxanne Doucet
Casting Studio: Darwin
Editor: David Valiquette
VFX/colour: Shed
VFX Supervisor: Sylvain Lebeau
2d Animation: Agathe Bray-Bourret
Animation add.: David St-Amant
3D/COMP: Jean-Sebastien Guilllemette, Philippe Sylvain, Laurent Makowski
Modeling: Mikhail Semionov
Textures: Isabelle Mainville
Hair: Luc Girard
Animation: Camillo Guaman
Rigging: Guillaume Pelletier
Finishing: Gabriel Grenier
Colourist: Charles Etienne Pascal
Intern : Laurie-Ann Richard
Production Manager: Vlad Cojocaru
Producer: Sach Baylin-Stern
Production: Antler

Breakdown music : Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

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.

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