Entries in BYU (3)


Physical Computing

 April 29th 2014

The tilt-shift effect I pulled on the train shot in this was a pretty interesting process. There's more going on than just the blur. I've filled in some haze at the top end, and then some contouring to the shadows next to the tracks to add depth. As you click through the before and afters you can see the luminance work that's been done. 



Bitter Pill

This was a BYU capstone produced by Duncan Rawlings, directed by Sarah Butler, and shot by Casey Wilson. The film depicts events in the near future where the technology exists to erase painful memories. 

There needed to be specific differences between the dream world and the real world, but also between flashbacks of the real world featured later in the film. To accomplish this, I used a subtle vigniette to darken the edges on the dreamworld, but then I used a seperate node to bring in some blur. It took a while to find the right feeling but it worked. The flashbacks were pulled to a more natural tone than the cyan push on the real world. The ending scene was shot out on the salt flats at sunset so as the angle of light changed it introduced a lot of warmer color-rich tones which compliment the emotional tone nicely.

click through the stills to see the results!



Mr. Bellpond's Masterpiece wins 2 Student Emmys!

Hi folks! 

It's always thrilling to do great work. Bellpond was only my second project in DaVinci Resolve. It was exciting for me because it would be an opportunity for me to really take some artistic liscense with the images.

The director, A. Todd Smith contacted me early describing the look he wanted with some samples from films like Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "A Very Long Engagement" which uses color in specifically stylized ways to excentuate the production design and build on the emotional performance.

Color is usually imperceptable. Like great sound work, it ties together the constructedness of a film- the clips and lighting, and varous moments that all come together to make this cohesive fictional moment the audience buys as playing out presently before them. It should be invisible... yet it can profoundly influence the emotional beats in the story. That made it both the challenge and the joy of working on this film

Here's a BYU News report on it!