Given the Color Grading Breakdown Series’s recent popularity, it seemed logical to treat you guys with a new shot. Without further ado, here’s the series’ 12th shot taken from Black Tiger Sex Machine’s music video: Color Grading Breakdown The main goal when I graded this project was to hide the environment (especially curtains and wires). It was an important concern for the DP. The solution wa
This week, shot 11 of the Color Grading Breakdown Series brings us to the desert in Benjamin Lussier‘s latest (and very cool) music video Knock You From Yr Mountain from Elephant Stone. Color Grading Breakdown I picked this shot because compared to the other exterior shots, it looked like the sun was setting. I wanted to remove the pinkish look and give it some power. Step 01 I know that I’m not going for
Time flies. The Color Grading Breakdown Series has reached the double digits! When I started this series about a year ago, my goal was to release a breakdown every week. I clearly failed at that, but at least the series is still alive and kicking! Check out this great shot captured by my talented friend Gab BT: Color Grading Breakdown Exterior shots can be tricky. But in this case, the source footage was great. It wa
I had so much fun grading this music video that I couldn’t resist doing a breakdown! It’s been two months since the latest shot from the Color Grading Breakdown Series, so you guys deserve it! Color Grading Breakdown I really dig the cinematic lighting DP John Londono and his team did for the the bar scene and wanted to push it to maximum. Here’s how I did it: Step 01 A custom contrast curve. Withou
Talk about a fun project to grade! After working on a few commercials with DP John Londono, I finally had the chance to collaborate with him on a music video. John’s images came out great straight from the camera, but we knew that they could benefit from color grading. Having worked together on other projects, he knew my style and gave me carte blanche… which is is so much different (and a bit refreshing!
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
I had prepared a couple of color grading passes for a breakdown video I wanted to do for the horror short Marked For Murder a few months ago, but ended up using only one shot for a Color Grading Steps article and forgot about the remaining shots. I rediscovered them while cleaning some old files and couldn’t let them sleep on my hard drive! These shots are pretty cool and I still love the look after all this ti
It’s been ages since I posted a breakdown! Nothing too crazy, but still fun to watch (I’m working on a much more complicated breakdown… coming soon!) Without further ado, here it is : Color Grading Breakdown I have to confess, I’m starting to fall for the “flat look”. Yes indeed…I’m liking creamy shadows nowadays. I think it can be beautiful if used wisely and more impo