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Tuesday
Apr032012

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!

Wednesday
Feb292012

Josh and Keri's Engagement Photos

 

 

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.

 


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