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
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
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
It’s time for a new Color Grading Breakdown! Color Grading Breakdown For this week’s Color Grading Breakdown, I picked a shot from a music video I shot and directed a little over a year ago. I chose this shot because it was done with very basic gear that most of you guys should have acces too: a Canon Rebel T3i, a tripod (optional), a computer, a friend and a street. Get out there, shoot something and gra
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.
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
I was at my in laws for the weekend a few days ago and for some reason I couldn’t sleep so I took my camera and my tripod outside to shoot some long exposures. This is something that I rarely do and I always tell myself to try it more often because it’s so different. My friends know me for shooting a thousand pictures a day non stop (I’m terrible in vacation…). I guess that the digital age som