Bryan Walters
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 6:24PM
Ben Brooksby in Color Grading, Davinci Resolve, Sshort film, day for night, transformation

 directed by Alec Throsen

This short needed a softer, lower contrast feel than what digital typically offers. I used a series of selections to isolate shadows and highlights to soften the curve without losing balance or detail. The look has almost a beer bottle effect on the footage- the feel of greenish tinted glass, but not the smooth machined finish; the lumpy organic poured molten glass feel. The look needed to evolve progressivly till the ending scene where a more natural tone would replace the amber and greens. Another interesting part was a scene that needed to look like twilight right after sunset even though it was shot in late evening.

For more information about the film here is a link to it on IMDB

Here are some before and after stills.


And here is a video highlighting that twilight transformation. 

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