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Tuesday
Apr292014

EnVE M-Series

Kevin Winzeler contacted me back in Jaunary to begin testing some images in preparation for a project he had coming up.
This was it.

ENVE M-SERIES from ENVE Composites on Vimeo.

It's a mix of Canon 1DC, 5D, GoPro, and Sony FS700 footage. The 1DC gets some beautiful results so that was the witness camera all the others needed pushed to match. Sony S-log is crazy flat and the captured spectrum isn't as wide so getting them to match required injecting color back in where the 1DC showed more vibrant color.

In the stills below there's also a shot of a red rim that needed to be green to match the location one. It began with a rack focus too so it took some careful blurring and keyframed selections to make it work. Anyway, have a look.

Tuesday
Apr292014

If You're Gonna Wear the Uniform

 If You're Gonna Wear the Uniform from Dusty Hulet on Vimeo.

 

Here are a few before and after stills you can click through to see the results. 

 The main shot in this short film is an extended take of the sun rising over Mt. Everest. The quality, color, and intensity of light is in a slow, continous change throughout. So I used a pile of windows and keyframes to control the ways that light and color spread throughout the shot. This video breakdown helps to explain how I got it there.

Tuesday
Apr292014

White Backgrounds

This was for Property Solutions

I've had a few projects like this now. A white background can create some lighting issues that resolve is really good at eliminating. With only global tools I'm not sure you'd ever get things this clean. There are several selections eliminating the yellow darker areas in the background. There are also selections on their hair and clothes to pull out some yellow bounce. The really difficult part was keeping their skin tones while eliminating the yellow everywhere else. The sensor was squashing the whole spectrum into one. As a final touch I applied some lift and blur to her face to brighten up some dark shadows under her eyes. If you click back and forth through these you'll get a better idea what I'm talking about. 

 

Tuesday
Mar042014

New Reel

Special thanks to Scott Winn and Brendon Bytheway along with Christian Busath, Kevin Winzeler and Vanilla Bikes, A. Todd Smith and all the great artists on his crew, Fullscreen, Devin Graham and his crew, Cameron Manwaring, Derek Pueblo, Gavin Bentley,  Jordan Harker and Joey Daniel at Robogo, Anthony Peirce and Una Jo Blade, Ralphie May, CR England and the Utes, Uri Westrich and The Maccabeats, David Carillo and the team at Magnetic Creative, as well as every other artist, tecnician, operator, performer and crew member that did such stellar work to bring these things to life, and last but not least my brothers Joel and Aaron for their feedback on my work all along the way and in the compilation and composition of this reel. 

Friday
Jan172014

5K Foam Fest 2014