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
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
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!
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
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
Here’s the latest music video I color grading @ SHED on Autodesk Lustre! You might recognize the first shot that I used for this week‘s Color Grading Breakdown Series video. Very fun project to work on! I really like the final look we achieved. Credits Director: Iouri Philippe Paillé Cinematography: Gab BT Editing: David Valiquette Production: Parce Que Films Artist: Elisapie Song: Life is What you Make I
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