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’ve been pretty busy the past two weeks, my apologies for the inactivity! But I had a good reason. SHED, the company I work for as a colorist asked me to direct a Doritos commercial for the Crash The Superbowl Contest. It was an amazing sprint and I didn’t sleep much, but I’m very happy with the end result. We had a blast making this crazy project. Check it out : UPDATE: WE ARE IN THE TOP20!!!! If
I finally had the chance to try on set color grading! It all started when director of photography Jean-Philippe Bernier and I were grading the Vallée Duhamel Studio Launch video he had shot. He talked about a software called LiveGrade he had bought for on set grading. JP was planning to test it on a short film he was shooting and producing in two weeks for the ABC of Death contest. He asked me if that would be someth
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
This one was tricky to grade. A commercial featuring a lot of visual effects is always a new experiment in terms of post production workflow. The entire post was done here @ SHED. There was a lot of work to do and everything had to be done simultaneously in order to meet the deadline. This meant that I had to grade the original footage and plates out of context (without having the shots composited together). Good com
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
I’ve just finished grading a very cool BMO spot (in French only!) and I think the concept is just great. Kudos to director Alexis Durand-Brault for getting these funny performances! Very refreshing and fun project to work on. Check it out : Credits Director: Alexis Durand-Brault Agency: Cossette Produced by: Jet Films Online: Gabriel Tremblay Graded @ SHED
Color grading is often considered as something very technical and complex, but it sometimes can be very simple when you take a step back and analyze it. The video below is neither spectacular nor technically impressive, but it demonstrates an elementary principal of color grading: maintaining a color palette throughout a film, a scene or a project. I have always been a strong advocate of preproduction and “get