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Music video: Coeur de Pirate – I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart

Music video: Coeur de Pirate – I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart

Here is another collaboration with Roméo & Fils, director Martin C. Pariseau and DP extraordinaire Jessica Lee Gagnée. I graded my third music video for Coeur de Pirate’s latest album. I Don’t Want to Break Your Heart is a great pop song featuring Allan Kingdon.

Shot on Alexa, the videos was shot on many sets, mostly dark ones. The goal was to make every place a little different while feeling we’re still in the same universe: a classic. We were able to bring out very nice tones by using practical lighting like the break lights of a car and the mercury bulbs in a tunnel.

Here are some still in high quality.

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Here is the final result.

Web: CRDI de Québec

Web: CRDI de Québec

While working at QuebeComm I met Rabii Rammal, a young director and Antoine Ryan, DP. Together they shot this piece for the CRDI de Québec a non-profit organization fundraiser for children with intellectual difficulties.

The video in a heart warming demonstration on intimacy between a child with intellectual difficulties and the different members of its family and how they discover each other.

I graded the video at QuebeComm’s Montreal office where I also grade LOL and Complex G.  We gave it a true-to-life feel and tried not to fall in a warm feel-good  or  blue depressive look. It was a very basic grade with curves, skin tone secondaries and subtle vignettes here and there.

Here is a gallery of stills:

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Web Series: Ouisurf Kooks & Hurricanes

Web Series: Ouisurf Kooks & Hurricanes

Ouisurf is back for another surf adventures. In Kooks & Hurricanes, they teamed up with Honda to travel to northern coasts. In these 3 episodes, they show us amazing surf spots in not so familiar places: Maine, British-Columbia and Rhode Island.

I graded the three episodes on Resolve in my studio following a very different path than what I had done with the previous tv series. Guys wanted to have a more East Coast vibe, more earthy.

I went for some very vibrant greenish blues that really represented how cold the water was. Contrast and sharpness were pushed on portraits the give back some details in the skin tones that fell right in the complementary colors of the water.

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The Tofino episodes was darker but full of nice greens brought by the wet forest sections. I really was a fun to bring out the life in the trees and the wooden house.

Here are two episodes:

Kooks and Hurricanes – Ep 01 – Maine from ouisurf.ca on Vimeo.

Kooks and Hurricanes – Ep 02 – Tofino from ouisurf.ca on Vimeo.

Color grading demo 2015

Color grading demo 2015

This is my color grading demo put together from bits of feature, shorts, commercials, music videos and tv series projects I graded in 2015 in DaVinci Resolve, Mistika and Speedgrade.

This demo doesn’t contain before/after shots or grade breakdowns because I find this technique is overrated and misrepresent the work of the DPs I work with. If you want to see breakdowns in which I show technical how-to you may have a look at my VIMEO feed and my website: www.ilovehue.net

For work inquiries, you can contact me via the contact form on my website too. I’m available for remote, local, on set and worldwide grading gigs.

Music: Gold Horizon – Premiumbeat.com

You can find information about the various projects included in my demo in my resume.

 

Short movies: Chrono (s)

Short movies: Chrono (s)

This is a project created in total freedom. Two short movies produced to show the talent of two young actors taking place in that same place at the same moment. One is a swimming coach, the other is a pro swimmer.

Both movies were shot on RED Epic by Alexandre Lampron and directed by JP Garoute who also signed the editing.

The color grading was done on ProRes 4444 files created in RedCine with RedLogFilm gamma. Everything was graded and exported as UDH masters in DaVinci Resolve 12. It was a great project to put the beta (yep, I was living on the edge) to the test.

There was a huge amount of daylight coming in almost every scene, expect for the shower scene. The blue dominance in the set helped to make it blend in. Skin tones had to be brought back but the 12bit nature of the media kept a lot of depth to make it possible. The final is very two-tone movie with a cold vibe to it. I’m quite please with the back and forth between the office and the locker room. There come out as different  but united in the same environment.

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Julie – ROSELINE LETARTE
Coach – JEYSEN SEABORN
Réalisateur – JP GAROUTE
Producteur – CHRISTIAN LARAMÉE
Directeur photo – ALEXANDRE LAMPRON
Chef électro – CHRISTOPHE POMMIES
Preneur de son – MARTIN DESRANLEAU
Maquilleuse et coiffeuse – JOSIANNE COURNOYER
Monteur – JP GAROUTE
Coloriste – MATHIEU MARANO
Équipements caméra – TWISTAR (THIERRY LACOMBE)
Studio de son – STUDIOS APOLLO
Figurants – AUDREY LÉVESQUE-PELLETIER, AUDREY LESSARD, MÉLODIE ROY,
CLOÉ BLAIS et WILLIAM MONETTE
Assistantes de production – CLAUDIA TURCOTTE, MARIPIER EDWAR
et MARIE-PIER SIMARD
Merci spécial – ADRIENNE DESROSIERS (Centre Jean-Claude Malépart),
LOUIS-PHILIPPE KYER (Studios Apollo) et CHRISTOPHE POMMIÈS (Macam)
Commanditaires – COUP MONTÉ et STUDIOS APOLLO