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!
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
It’s Friday and it’s time for a fresh new Colo Grading Breakdown! Check out these 2 mean cops : Color Grading Breakdown Sometimes a simple two shot might seem simple to grade, but when you add up all the small details it can get quite elaborate. Grading done in Autodesk Lustre @ SHED Montreal. Step 01 A simple S Curve to boost the contrast and a Saturation Curve to bring back some colors. Step 02 Primary
I graded a spot a few weeks ago for FQDI, a foundation that collects funds to support organizations that work to integrate and improve the quality of life for people with an intellectual disability. Directed by Jodeb, a rising star among music video director. Check out his work, it’s definitely unique and mind blowing! The low contrast look worked out pretty well in my opinion for this commercial. Here’s
Here’s this week fresh out of the water Color Grading Breakdown Series shot : Color Grading Breakdown It was the first time I had to grade an underwater shot. The highlights react a bit differently due to the water, so you have to be extra careful when adjusting them. It does create nice textures that you can’t get outside of the water though! This shot was filmed inside a pool, but the directors didnR
I had the pleasure to work with the talented Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel for the color grading of the promo video for their new studio launch. Vallée Duhamel is a design and direction studio that creates high class lo-fi, often handmade, images and videos. If you haven’t seen Julien Vallée’s unique work, be sure to check it out! He has worked for clients like Coca Cola, MTV, Google and The New York Ti
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
Here’s the latest Casino Espace Jeux commercial I graded @ SHED! I especially enjoyed grading the exterior shots. It was fun to work with a stylized red lighting crafted by the experienced DP Ronald Plante. Check it out! (only in French) Credits Director: Jean-René Parenteau Agency: Le Monde de Cossette Production: 1One Productions Color Grading: Charles-Etienne Pascal Online: Nicolas Pellicelli VFX : SHED Grad