This needed a cold dramatic look. I was cautioned though because this was shot in 8bit which can be really limiting. DSLR footage lacks the bandwidth to push really hard. With global corrections it begins to pixelate and noise up pretty fast.
But working with specifics in Resolve I'm able to push 8bit footage farther without killing it. Its a subtle process I've been working on for a long long time, but I think it's paying off.
Check out the transformation in these before and after stills.