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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.

 

Music video: Crier tout bas by Coeur de Pirate

Music video: Crier tout bas by Coeur de Pirate

This is a color grading breakdown for “Crier tout bas”, the second single for the album ROSES by Coeur de Pirate.

It was shot on Alexa in 2K proves 4444 by Jessica Lee Gagné and directed by Kevin Calero for Romeo et Fils. The music video is now available on nowness.

Here is a color grading breakdown I did for some shots. Nothing technical but some clone tool effects to remove some unwanted pieces. I used Resolve’s key lock feature on some power windows and copied the content to fill the mask with another part of the image.

Crier tout bas – Color grading breakdown from Mathieu Marano on Vimeo.

and here is the final result!

Coeur de Pirate “Crier Tout Bas” – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

Music video: Philippe B “Nous irons jusqu’au soleil”

Music video: Philippe B “Nous irons jusqu’au soleil”

This is a nice music video I graded for Philippe B’s new single “Nous irons jusqu’au soleil”. It a nice piece featuring 10 dogs with theirvery own personality. The video that could, at first, relate to some other pieces like the popular “Island in the sun” by Weezer but goes beyond the cute animal cliche. There is a nice narrative touch in the edit and we understand the relation between the different dogs. We follow the hound from the deep bottom of a cavern to the freedom feel of the open wild. I suggest you watch until the last shot.

 

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The music video was shot on RED Epic and GoPro by Guillaume Beaudoin and directed by BAZ. It was graded in Resolve at ilovehue studio.

 

Maison de prod : Roméo & Fils
Producteur : Martin Henri
Réalisateur : Laurence BAZ Morais
DOP: Guillaume Beaudoin
Ass Cam: Harold Cassière
Monteur : Philippe Gariepy
VFX : Olivier Masson
Colorisation : Mathieu Marano
Production: Max Walker et Gilles Pinaudeau
Assistant de prod. : Mylène Meunier
Concept de Laurence BAZ Morais et Mylène Meunier
L'équipe GUIDES CANINS: Dallas, Kash, Dream, Diva, Phoenix, Romeo, Zoom, Bagnole, Inès, Diego, Tara, Brody, Drue, Ali, Delphine & Ivie maniés par Diane Rockburn, Marie-Claude Lantagne & Christine Lees

Web promo: abitibi&co canoe company

Web promo: abitibi&co canoe company

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.

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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!

 

tv series: Patrice Lemieux 24/7

tv series: Patrice Lemieux 24/7

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.

 

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I can’t put a whole show but here is a teaser:

Patrice Lemieux 24/7 À SUPER ÉCRAN dès le 4 mai from Bell Media Télé on Vimeo.

Music video: Foxtrott “Driven”

Music video: Foxtrott “Driven”

I was approched, back in december, by 1one to grade this music video for Driven, the first single on Montreal electro-pop artist Foxtrott.

This rhythmic dance video is the result of for different shoots: two in studio including one shot on green screen and exterior shoots. The result is a very poppy edit that couldn’t suit the song better. It was directed and edited by Kevin Calero. It was graded on DaVinci Resolve from the RED footage.

Here are some stills

 

 

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And the final result: