New Short Film: Danser à Montréal & Paris

I haven’t posted the projects I graded recently because of the end of the year rush, but now things are finally clearing up and I will start uploading them like I used to do. People are busy and it’s not always easy to get the finished videos with the final music and sound. It’s a good idea to archive your stuff as soon as possible, you never know when you’re going to need it! But today was my lucky day. I just got a hold of the final Quicktime files from two short films I really enjoyed grading.

I’ve been looking forward to publish these two on the blog! I can only post the teasers for now, so here they are:


About the project

Danser is a dance project from my friend Élisabeth Desbiens, an independent director based in Montreal. She approached me last summer for her films and instantly raised my curiosity. This is really the kind of projects a colorist is looking for! There are a lot locations in a short amount of time which gave me the opportunity to have fun with many different looks. The fact that there’s basically no story (there is definitely a concept and a mood though!) and no dialogue leaves plenty of room for the images. It’s all about beautiful dancers and gorgeous shots and my job is to make it even better. It’s a real candy for a colorist. And it’s an art film too. Continuity is not as important as a commercial or a fiction film… the end is result is organic and heartfelt.

Making this look good was a blast and there is definitely a color grading breakdown in the works… stay tuned!


color grading screenshot


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

Follow Élisabeth’s work on her Vimeo.

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. amani Reply

    ,Hey Charles,
    I really like your work is u got time give as video work flow of your work u know other people like me i catch up learning curve through visual i ll appreciate

    • iseehue Reply

      Hey Amani, I am considering doing video tutorials in the future…!

  2. Jacken Reply

    Great looks as always!
    I’m in learning process of color correction and only graded my own 600D stuff. Don’t know how good or bad I am and wanted to get some feedback from experienced colorist. Can you give me some feedback? Sorry for asking. It’s ok if answer is no but I would be very thankful if you can couple minutes to watch and give you critique.

  3. Mitch Ayers Reply

    Looks really nice!

    any chance of a little grading breakdown on a few of those screen shots?

    very much appreciated, thanks.


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