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Friday
Jan172014

5K Foam Fest 2014

Friday
Jan172014

Turkey Canon Christmas Miracle

For this look I tried to go with something more thanksgiving and autumnally inspired. There are quite a few selections I'm going to break down on that opening shot with the little cottage but unfortunately my time is limited and so this is all you get right now. 

 

Friday
Jan172014

Digital Dudz- Evolution of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Digital Dudz

This history film needed the plate shots of ugly sweaters to look vintage. Also the epic super slow motion shots of the sweater floating before shocked fans needed more punch and some relighting. 

 

Thursday
Jan162014

Maccabeats - Brave

www.maccabeats.com

The desired look for this video was bright and sunny. But the day it was shot was cloudy. Initially I did some things that accentuated the clouds in the sky making it feel like rain was imminant. Growing up in Washington state where the sky is often overcast I was unaware that's how it felt. So the skies had to go. I raised the threshold to blow out as much of the sky as possible while still retaining detail in the singers. White shirts aren't especially conducive to this approach, but with some selective technique, the lost detail was mostly limited to the sky. 

Thursday
Jan162014

Clash of Clans 

Directed by A. Todd Smith 

Here are some of my favorite before and after stills from the project. I've also created a short grade breakdown below. The grade needed to add drama and gravity to the footage. I referenced stills pulled from the movie 300 to try and build contrast and tension. The shadows were pretty crushed. In a few cases like with the dark hair of the maiden clapping at the tree and the dark furs on the giant's shoulders, I needed to track some selections to lift the detail back into the shots. 

Image #4 is very very blue as a result of being shot so late in the evening. They're riding the very last ounces of light in that shot and hopes weren't too high that I could get much out of it. So I tried to warm it up, but it just wasn't working as well as I'd have liked. A lot of times you can resurrect data that looks lost in a shot, but low light situations are trouble because there just isn't anything hitting the sensor. So you can brighten it, you can warm it, but it stays colorcast and it doesn't retain the contrast information you need. The only way to get it to work is by selecting specific elements of the frame, tracking them to the image, and building it up artificially. Numbers 18 and 19 are also a good example of building up color and contrast artificailly.