I’ve been lucky to grade both seasons of Mon Ex à Moi presented on Series+ in Quebec. This original tv series tells the story of a group of friends in their late 20s. The fresh approach and the colourful characters make this show a funny and somehow realistic view of todays life of young professionals.
The show was shot on Canon C500 by Philippe Roy and graded in the beautiful Resolve room at PMT.
Here is the teaser for season 2:
and some stills:
This was a quick but exciting project. Patrice Lemieux 24/7 is a 10-episodes original series for Super Écran, a French-Canadian movie Network. This is their first original series.
Through the 10 episodes, we follow Patrice Lemieux, a well known Canadian hockey player that represents all the pre-made ideas and cliches you’ve know about hockey players. Built as a faux-reality show, each episodes let us follow Lemieux and it’s family’s not so ordinary day-today life.
The show, produced by KOTV, was shot by Pat Morin on Sony F55 in HD SR LT. Everyday, the shot were converted to DNxHD with a LUT I built for the show. As the show had to be graded on Mistika at Slik, I didn’t have the tools to create 3D LUTs in the station so I used LightSpace CMS and graded a plate over their LUT templates. It was then translated to a .3DL for the dailies created in Resolve and to an .itx for quick grades in Mistika.
The final look is a rich but true to reality render of the set. The director wanted to stay on the thin line between reality tv and fiction. So contrasts were pushed a little more than usual and skin tones were brought toward some pinkish hues.
This was my first full gig on Mistika. I had done commercials and graded a tv series but, on this one, I had to do the online too. So, all the credits, overlays and bumpers were added in the same session as the grading. We were also able to do most of the VFX and comps in the Mistika. We often had to hide a logo, remove a mic pole or replace a sign. It all went smoothly.
I can’t put a whole show but here is a teaser:
The show was shot last spring in a record time by DP Philippe Roy on Canon EOS C300. The 16 x 30min episodes were edited on Avid at PMT. That’s were I graded all the episodes. They have one nice Resolve room supported by the big Resolve control surface, a Sony OLED monitor and a 2K Christie projector.
The show was given a reduced dynamic rage to keep a milky feel to it. The white were soften and compressed a lot and the low lights remained above the 5%. The look remains the same across all the episodes and sets that are mostly warm except for the office where the main character works and her room. We tried to keep vibrant colors without over saturating.
Here are some stills of the show:
Here a teaser:
MED is a comedy adapted from the French hit SODA. Three teens are presented in various situations that both young and old can relate too. The first show aired in January 2015 on Vrak 2 in Quebec.
SGO, the company behind Mistika, is featuring an article on the grading process used on MED on its website:
Starting this Tuesday, November 25th, you’ll be able yo watch the 2nd season of Ouisurf on Evasion. This 13 episode surf show is now well know for it’s lifestyle approach to the travel show. Produced by Benjamin Rochette, the mastermind behind the Ouisurf branding, the show brings us to Africa where we discover the most beautiful surf spots, the beaches, the deep African culture and the people.
The show was beautifuly shot on 5D mmIII and the occasional GoPro by DP and director Jean-Philippe Pariseau (Parish). As we speak, I’ve graded the first 8 shows on Resolve 11. This is also the first show that was finished completely in Resolve for online editing, subtitling and packaging. I was surprised by how well it went.
Here is the teaser for this 2nd season:
To know more about Ouisurf, you can jump to their website at www.ouisurf.ca and you can load their interactive website during the show. It will sync with the broadcast and show additional content during the commercial breaks. It’s right here at Ouisurf.tv
Colo: Mathieu Marano ilovehue.net
Motion Design : Fokus Productions fokusproductions.ca
Productions ouisurf.ca Musique : Hearts like ours – The Naked and Famous youtube.com/watch?v=gqUJdcCjUIA
In August I started grading a new TV series called “Complexe G”. It’s a comedy based on the Dutch series “Toren C”. In these 13 episodes we follow coworkers through their work day in a common office.
The show, produced by QuebeComm, was shot by DP André Perron on C300s and KiPro minis. The decision of using KiPros was made in pre-production to get a little more info from the C300 trading the 50mbps mpeg-based codec for the 220 mbps ProRes HQ.Windows were overexposed with the help of white diffusion. This helped closing the open set that was in a real office space in Quebec city.
Also, each character got a special treatment: Karine, the boss is surrounded by red objects, Sarah, the HR director is dressed and is surrounded by impeccable white, Nathalie, the assistant, is dressed in faded colours.
The show was edited in Media Composer and graded on Resolve 11.
The first episode will air on September 17th at 9PM on TVA