I’m happy to present you this piece I graded back in September. It’s finally out. It’s a promo video for HiFi streaming speakers by Bluesound. The clip was produced by MOM Industries and I was hired by Studio Plasma to grade it.
The plan was to give it a “coffee shop” look without going for the washy black hipster look. It had to be warm without being hot. This could be easily overdone in the appartement. One the grade was done it was sent to VFX where they translated the annoying sounds of everyday life into these square glitches.
Here is the promo clip:
Every time I work on a project with ValléeDuhamel it’s a lot of fun. This time it was to recreate the creative environment enabled by the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pen as an artist would see it.
Shot on Epic Dragon by DP JP Bernier, the 45 spot is all real hands, objects and gestures … no 3D models. Il was edited and comped by Josh Sherrett @ Mile End Workshop who used some morph and comp tricks to fuse the take together.
The grading gig consisted of giving the scene a very pictural and analog look while playing on the edge of the cartoon universe. I had to match the various background, match the color of the closely tinted objects and fill mask quite a few flying objects.
That’s when Resolve becomes really handy. I was able to give a node for nearly object and animate them independently. The non-linear nature of the node tree also enabled me to efficiently key some hard-to-get colours.
Client : Samsung
Agency : Heaven
Directors & Visual Concept : Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel (Vallée Duhamel)
Art Director : Carolyne De Bellefeuille (Vallée Duhamel)
Graphic Manager : Olivier Charland (Vallée Duhamel)
Set Manager : Jean-Constant Guigue (Vallée Duhamel)
Art Department : Frédéric Bouin, Thomas Salaun, Faye Duhamel
DOP : Jean-Philippe Bernier
Production Manager : Inès Steinmetzer (Vallée Duhamel)
Director Assistant : Karine Lamontagne
Hair and Make-up Artist : Léonie Lévesque
Dresser : Valérie Brousseau
Casting Director : Roxanne Doucet
Location Researcher : Anouck Serra Godard
Chief Electrical Officer : Hugo Roy
Key Grip : Stéphane Klopp
Assistant Cameraman : Anthony Huneault
Sound man : Dominic Heizmann
Editor : Josh Sherett @ The Workshop
Color grading : Mathieu Marano
Music : XS Studio
And here is the making of: