A unique projet crafted by LG2 and 1One. This video shows the journey of Danny Kean, a blind man, through Quebec and aims to illustrate the different way to live and feel your trip in Quebec. This piece is part of an interactive experience available at www.quebecoriginal.com. The instant viral potential of this touching video really pushed it on every media available here and around the world.
It was shot over a short 12-day trip on various cameras. It was graded at 1one where I shared the station on various pieces with Vickie-Lynn Roy. Please go have a look a the website for the full experience!
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.
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:
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.
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
The two things I like very much in life are color grading and white river canoe. I like to alternate color grading and canoe sessions as often as possible. So when I was approached by abitibi&co, a new canoe manufacturer, for a grading gig on the beautifully shot images of their web promo, I obliged.
In total, I graded 14 pieces. The main one is a 80 second video in which we discover a group of paddlers through beautiful sceneries. They used that clip to illustrated their moto: Live beyond the bend.
I was happy they decided to publish the videos on VIMEO. The video hosting website is able to keep the very wide aspect ratio. Please watch them full screen! and share!
Following the tv series, Ben of Ouisurf designed a bootykini collection with the girls at June Swimwear. To promote the collection they shot this nice promo and asked me to grade it. The shoot was done using a 5d mike in a dry enclosure, some DoPros ans drones that proved to be hard to match.
They really wanted a fresh, girly and moody look heavily inspired by Instagram looks. I used some strong coloured vignettes and washed out blacks to give the shots that beach vibe.
Here are some before/after stills.
And the final result:
This was my second collaboration with director Kevin Calero. Romeo&Fils produced this music video for “Carry On”, the first single of Coeur de Pirate’s new and first English album.
It was shot by Christophe Collette in an ancient church in Ontario. The choreography was shot in the day, then, again, at night and edited together by Kevin on Premiere.
The edit was sent to Workshop MileEnd for some VFX. They rendered out a 4K ProRes file that I got into Resolve for the final grade.
The video is now available online:
Here are some stills:
I was also asked to grade a short promo video to be distributed via social medias like Instagram.
It was shot in LA by Jessica Lee Gagné on Alexa. It was treated as 4:3 and given a very dessert and natural look.