Bitter Pill
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:06PM
Ben Brooksby in BYU, Ben Brooksby, Color Grading, Davinci Resolve, Sshort film, color grading

This was a BYU capstone produced by Duncan Rawlings, directed by Sarah Butler, and shot by Casey Wilson. The film depicts events in the near future where the technology exists to erase painful memories. 

There needed to be specific differences between the dream world and the real world, but also between flashbacks of the real world featured later in the film. To accomplish this, I used a subtle vigniette to darken the edges on the dreamworld, but then I used a seperate node to bring in some blur. It took a while to find the right feeling but it worked. The flashbacks were pulled to a more natural tone than the cyan push on the real world. The ending scene was shot out on the salt flats at sunset so as the angle of light changed it introduced a lot of warmer color-rich tones which compliment the emotional tone nicely.

click through the stills to see the results!


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