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
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
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.
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