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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.
I had the chance to borrow some L-series glass from my friend Devin Graham. If you haven't seen his rope swing video you should:
The amazing thing about DSLR's is the difference a lens makes. Its basically like grabbing a whole new camera. My kit lens that came with my 7D is the same lens that went through the accident with me. When I mention the accident I'm talking about this one:
I barely made it out of that one. My camera was in the fiberglass reinforced bowling case I built for it:
It did a good job of holding up through the roll over. Only the zipper had to be replaced. My camera seemed to be fine, but ever since then the lens has had some image stabilization issues and sometimes the zoom and focus lock up. Kinda dumb, but the chance to borrow some real glass was a wonderful experience. We hurried around Provo from about 4 in the afternoon to sundown an hour and a half later.
Working on a wacom tablet makes photo grading so astronomically better than anything I've ever done with a mouse. I'm in love, but so are these two. Hopefully I've captured their essence a little bit. Lots of fun. Here are some before and after pictures to show off the might and power of adjustment layers.