I don’t have to tell you how popular Instagram and other similar apps are. I also don’t have to write a lengthy article explaining why Instagram’s popularity influenced the whole world of music videos, advertising and film. It’s quite simple. People suddenly got an easy and free access to a combination of filters that greatly improved the look of their pictures. It got insanely popular. Client
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
Photography is mainly a hobby for me and it doesn’t happen very often that I have to retouch pictures for someone else than myself. But two weeks ago, I was testing on set color grading (much more on that coming soon!) on the shoot of the independent short film M is for Marked for Death shot by director of photography and friend Jean-Philippe Bernier. He took promotional pictures at the end of the last day and
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
If you often shoot at night using only available light, you must have noticed that most of your light sources are always blown out and/or a bright white. To be honest, I don’t care that much about highlight details and I love the high contrast look. I believe that if something is bright in reality, why always try to bring it down in post? With the new raw cameras, it seems like there is a tendency to compress t
Welcome to the very first Color Grading Breakdown Series post! The Color Grading Breakdown Series will consist of recurring posts featuring a short breakdown video of a single specific shot. A very brief text will accompany the breakdown video, but the idea here is not to elaborate too much or to dive too deep in color grading analysis. It is rather to inspire other colorists by showing the different layers of a grad