The New Color Reel

I've been working in DaVinci Resolve since June of 2011 and its been amazing. Here's my new and updated reel!

if you're having trouble playing it:


95ers Trailer

   95ers is the first feature I started coloring with DaVinci back in August 2011. The effects shots are finally completed and I'm returning to the project to finish with my new understanding and skills.

     Coloring features is especially rewarding because the grade plays such a huge part in telling the story. My work strives to follow the spirit of the director and cinematographer to create the world they intended. That's the thing I love about it. Its the full visual realization of the dream that began when the story first lit up someone's mind. 




















  in this particular case, my job was going to involve a lot of image correction. The film was shot over a long period and the earlier work in the film was captured on broadcast cameras. The result was less cinematic feeling shots than were available at the end of production. DaVinci Resolve has powerful motion tracking capabilities and selection tools. I used these pretty clumsily when I first started. Luckily its taken some time to finish compositing all the shots so I've had time to hone my skills. 

95ers : ECHOES official movie trailer from Space Ace on Vimeo.


To see the rest of the gallery go to my color grading tab.


95ers Trailer



Here's the full trailer!


95ers : ECHOES official movie trailer from Space Ace on Vimeo.



I've been doing some color addition to old black and white photos.

Its been interesting. Most of the time about halfway through you want to just give up cuz it looks like this: 

But I didn't stop there.

It takes a lot of time getting the shades in the face right and often you have to work with the saturation up all the way just to see what's going on.

It's kind of like tayloring a suit. The thing looks like a second grader's been at it with pinking shears and some chalk till its finally all finished. 

Two or three hours and 46 layers later I had better results.

There's more of these on my image restoration page.


Magic Celery: A Thanksgiving Cautionary Tale

Here's a new video I made with Joel for our Brothers Brooksby project.